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dent: R. E. Higgs, '40; 
ue presidents: 
C. W. Backstrom, '30; 
R. R. Gabarro, '51; 
Secretary- Treasurer: 
i/V. B. Zepp, '42; 
Assistant Alumni Secretary: 
R. A. Seaberg, Jr., '56; 
°ast President: A. D. Tripp, Jr. '36; 
Executive Committee, 
Members-at- Large: 
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lr., '35; R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; 

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In This Issue 

Crisis in the Suburbs page two 

New York's Mayor Lindsay certainly has more than his 
share of problems, and most Americans do not envy 
his responsibilities. However, what most fail to realize 
is that time is running out for all of us. To learn about 
what may well be an inevitability, unless we do some- 
thing now, read this hardhitting article. 

A Computation Primer page ten 

It has been said that this field is the fastest-growing 
industry in the country. Those who fail to utilize its 
capabilities may very well face financial ruin. In a 
concise article, Dr. Sondak discusses this newest of 
engineering tools. 

Commencement Week page thirteen 

The academic year came to a close with Tech's 101st 
Commencement. Commencement weekend was not 
only for graduating seniors, but also encompassed 
eleven reunions. If you missed the festivities, you will 
enjoy reading about them. If you were there, this 
issue will be a good reminder for years to come. 

Message from the New Association President 

page twenty-four 

On the occasion of his election, the Alumni Association's 
new president, Robert E. Higgs,'40, sets forth his 
thoughts for the coming year. "To serve the cause of 
higher education is one of the most needed personal 
contributions in the world today," he states. 


Undergraduate Viewpoint 30 

Reunion Roundup 35 

Completed Careers 42 

Your Class and Others 43 


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"And so not too much is done, 
and the problems worsen." 


B. Allen Benjamin 

Professor of Civil Engineering 

has not spent the last decade with his head in the 
sand is painfully aware of the crisis in our urban centers : 
that we are becoming a nation of "sick, sick, cities." 
New York, of course, exemplifies the ultimate in urban 
disintegration, with its overwhelming problems of 
congestion, noise, ugliness, air pollution, slums, ghetto 
unemployment, crime, and poor schools. These same 
problems are with us in hundreds of cities throughout 
the United States, and if their magnitude is smaller 
there than in New York, so are the local financial and 
administrative resources for dealing with them. 

Cities should be well on their way to robust health, 
if sheer attention could cure, since prescriptions for 
their ills are turned out in ever-increasing numbers 
and in stupefying detail. "We do know," says the 
urban expert, "what is needed in City X by way of 
physical and social improvements, but we just don't 
have the money to pay for them." While there may 
be wide local differences of opinion as to whose money 
should be spent (U.S., city, private enterprise, or 
"black capital" dollars), and what should be bought 
first (highways or hospitals, housing or schools), almost 
all agree that the total dollars needed is very large 
indeed — far more than what has been spent on cities 
in the past (over, a similar period), and far more than 
what seems to be now available for spending. And so 
not too much is done, and the problems worsen. 


Meanwhile, in vast, sprawling areas on the fringes of 
the cities, an often overlooked crisis of potentially 
greater scope is building up. This "suburban crisis" 
is primarily the result of the unplanned, uncontrolled 
expansion of urban development into formerly vacant 

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or rural areas. The outward pushing of cities with- 
draws from agriculture, recreation and other rural 
uses (often prematurely) a total land area each year 
equal to one-half the size of Rhode Island. The indis- 
criminate location of this development often needlessly 
destroys irreplaceable natural and scenic resources. 
Its general gravitation toward previously non-urbanized 
areas inherently results in a deficiency of public facili- 
ties (sewers, fire stations, parks, good roads, schools, 
etc.), and its discontinuous pattern makes their sub- 
sequent provision extremely inefficient. Finally, the 
over-all physical quality of this growth is poor, so that 
even well-designed individual structures and projects 
end up surrounded by shoddy and chaotic semi-cities, 
or development "slurbs." 

Many suburbs are beyond improving, while others — 
like the central cities — need massive expenditures to 
correct past mistakes and deficiencies. However 
(and this is the main point of this article), there are 
hundreds of still-developing areas where something 
can be done, done now, and done fairly cheaply. We 
can minimize (or at least reduce) the cost of serving 
growth; we can conserve our most valuable resource 
areas and still have city expansion; and we can enhance 
the over-all quality of suburban development: all by 
the simple and relatively inexpensive device of com- 
prehensive regional planning combined with stringent 
regional development controls. Let us examine the 
elements of the crisis in a bit more detail, considering 
first the quality of suburban areas. 

SLEEZY SLURBS. A number of critics have attacked 
suburbia — both new and old — on social and economic 
grounds, indicting the "segregation by income," the 
"social sterility," the "political apathy," and the 
"narrow provincialism" which they see as common 
characteristics of suburban life. Others rise to the 
defense of the suburbs as offering the best of both the 
city and the country, and a way of life which, if tem- 
porarily out of reach of some, is available to all when 
they make the grade. 

Here, however, our concern is with physical flaws in 
suburbia. This is a matter in which one might expect 
some general agreement, for there are few individuals 
who find real merit in sleezy construction, lack of open 
spaces, clogged roads, overflowing cesspools, lookalike 
houses, and an indiscriminate mix of business, industry, 
and homes. Such conditions exist to a varying degree 
in almost every town, with the possible exception of 
the ultra-high-class suburb protected over the last 
two decades by large-lot. single-residence requirements 
and an unwillingness to sell on the part of many land- 

The quality of suburban development, in all its 
aspects, can, theoretically, be controlled al the local 

level by comprehensive zoning, a modern building code, 
and reasonable subdivision regulations. In practice, j 
however, most towns faced with growth do not adopt 
such measures until too late, or adopt them in partial 
or weak form. The very areas where growth is most 
imminent are the still-rural towns which do not yet 
see the need for control. Why get excited about just 
a few converted trailers and roadside stands along the 

Even in the more built-up suburbs, where controls 
of a sort do exist, zoning is being used to make the 
good towns "better" (i.e., more exclusive), and the 
bad towns worse (i.e., more permissive of anything, 
as long as it pays taxes and doesn't send children to 
the schools). If it were not for their almost complete 
dependence on real estate taxes, one may suppose that 
even the latter towns would like to say no occasionally. 

FAULTY FACILITIES. Another major element of 
the crisis has to do with the public facilities that are 
sooner or later needed to serve growth areas. While 
many relatively small, urban projects do locate on 
vacant tracts in or adjacent to already built-up sec- 
tions, larger projects and economically marginal uses 
tend to gravitate toward the periphery of the urban- 
rural fringe, and even out into the far countryside. 
As one goes away from the urban center, land is easier 
to obtain or assemble, and its cost per acre decreases. 
Thus, closer-in sites are often left vacant for years, 
passed over for the more available, less expensive sites 
in the hinterland. This "leapfrog" process results in 
the early urbanization of the very sections least served 
with full public facilities. 

Either one of two things then generally happens; 
(1) new residents and others in the scattered develop- 
ment areas go for years with deficient facilities (no 
sewers, no parks, no fire stations, etc.), or (2) sufficient 
political pressure is applied to obtain the missing im- 
provements, at what ends up as a cost to the general 
public excessively high per user. This high cost per 
user results from a combination of two factors, both 
working in the same direction : The large underdevel- 
oped areas remaining between the projects and the 
already built-up center, necessitate extra miles of linear 
facilities (improved access roads, water, sewer, and! 
other utility extensions, school bus and other public! 
transportation routes) as compared with a close-in 
location. For the district facilities (those with a fixed 
service area such as parks, fire stations, and libraries) 
the low gross density <>f the scattered projects produced 
fewer users per square mile to share the rust. 

Local /.oning docs not help in this regard, since it can 
only regulate the type and density of development 
when and as it occurs, and cannot regulate its location 
Or timing. What is needed. inaii\ believe, is the re- 

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gional designation of growth-priority areas, with urban 
development discouraged, or better, completely pro- 
hibited in low priority areas until the high priority 
ones are nearly filled up. Thus, urban growth would 
proceed over the years from built-up centers outward 
in more or less contiguous bands. 

Such a program of growth-area priorities would re- 
duce short range costs an appreciable amount. In 
addition to avoiding partially unused extensions of 
linear facilities, and initially under-used new district 
facilities, it would also take advantage of any inherited 
capacity in the major services of the built-up core. 
Sometimes (though with increased rarity), an existing 
hospital, airport, museum, college, or large recreation 
facility can handle more users than it now serves and 
actually benefits (in lower costs per user) from increased 

A few key facilities, however, almost always have to 
be expanded in proportion to population growth, and 
this need is independent of its locational pattern (scat- 
tered or contiguous). In such cases, regional planning 
can help in another way, and that is by recommending 
the provision on a regional (rather than town by town) 
basis of all new facilities for which there is an acceptable 
economy of scale. Regional high schools, now well 
accepted in many jurisdictions, are a case in point. 
Health, water supply, sewage treatment, and solid 
waste disposal facilities are all being increasingly re- 
gionalized. As such facilities come into existence at 
the regional level, there will be even more need than 
now for controlling the location of urban growth, since 
the larger a facility, the more likely it is to have when 
first built, substantial excess capacity which can be 
beneficially utilized by additional close-by development. 

RUINED RESOURCES. The deficiency of needed 
facilities discussed above can be overcome by spending 
more money (though as noted, the amount needed 
may be reduced). However, the destruction of natural 
resources by improperly located urban development 
is permanent and irrevocable. One may immediately 
say, yes, but urban development is the "highest and 
best use of the land," so if some resources have to go, 
so be it. It is here believed that through proper plan- 
ning and control, we can have both resources and devel- 
opment. The present problem arises from the pre- 
mature and needless destruction of resources while 
other non-resource sites are still available for de- 

One type of resource often being prematurely de- 
stroyed is good agricultural land. While our total 
national acreage in fanning is still extensive, ami we 
arc constantly increasing production, numerous tracts 
of land ideally suited I'm- particular crops are definitely 
limited in quantity. Such areas, meeting rigorous re- 

or will they end up like this?! 

quirements of soil, slope, temperature and proximity 
to urban market are definitely in short supply. Apple 
orchard lands in Massachusetts and walnut groves in 
California are examples of this type. The maintenance 
of some farm land near cities is also important to the 
non-farmer. It provides him with an attractive general 
environment, nearby open space for hiking, touring, 
hunting, fishing and other extensive recreation activi- 
ties, and a visual contrast to acres upon acres of closely- 
packed buildings and blacktop. 

A study made by the Massachusetts Dept. of Com- 
merce shortly after World War II indicated that the 
entire population of the state could be re-housed on 
then-vacant land (within fifteen miles of the larger 
cities alone), without using a single acre devoted to 
agriculture. Since that study was made, many farms 
have gone under the bulldozer in Massachusetts and 
elsewhere. The destruction of farm land is even more 
insidious than meets the eye, for it is an accumulative 
process. The scattering of only a few developments 
through a rural area tends to commit that entire area 
to urbanization. This is because the farms remaining 
between the scattered projects are almost at once 
handicapped by having to pay real estate taxes on a 
speculatively increased land valuation, and pay at an 
increased rate as well — to cover urban services that the 
farmers neither need nor want. 

Another type of resource area being lost to develop- 
ment is the flood plain. Like farm land, the level 
areas along the sides of low-gradient streams are attrac- 
tive spots for the builder. Little or no clearing is 
called for, and grades are favorable. But when a 
major flood occurs, both the occupants and the general 
public pay deferred costs for urbanizing there: the 
occupants, for their property damage; the general pub- 
lic, for the flood control works that often follow. More- 
over, every building and filling operation within the 
flood plain increases subsequent flood levels down- 

These natural flood water storage areas should, it is 
believed, either be kept entirely free of development, or 
if utilized, only occupied by non-structural uses such 
as parking lots and golf courses. A special type of 
zoning by cities and towns, known as "flood plain 
zoning," is authorized in most states, but as in Massa- 
chusetts (where less than a dozen communities have 
chosen to adopt it), the typical community ignores 
floods areas, and permits them to be developed when- 
ever the owners wish. Even worse, the typical com- 
munity designates such areas in its regular zoning 
ordinance a.s "residence," "business," or "industry " 
This not only misleads the public as to the suitability 
of development there, but is a positive invitation for 
such use. Again, planning and development control 


on a regional basis could step in where cities and towns 
fear to tread. 

Wetlands are also rapidly disappearing. Not many 
years ago, a swamp or marsh was considered as "waste- 
land" where any development at all would be an im- 
provement. This may still be the right view in the 
case of small wet areas already surrounded by urbaniza- 
tion and filled with junked cars and floating beer cans. 
However, ecologists now recognize that many larger 
marshes and swamps have high natural resource value 
and should be kept permanently open. 

Such wetlands provide shelter and food for wild 
life, and sites for limited recreation: hunting, nature 
study, and the like. Often, they are of economic value 
in commercial trapping and fishing, the latter especially 
along the edges of lakes and by the seacoast where they 
produce the food on which the nearby fish population 
depends. Although a less fully understood function, 
many wetlands are also considered to be ground- 
water recharge areas, the maintenance of which in 
an open state may be vital to the long-range continua- 
tion of our public water supplies. 

Except in Massachusetts (which led the nation in 
adopting laws to regulate, statewide, both inland and 
coastal wetlands), wetland areas are generally un- 
protected. Flood plain zoning, referred to above, is not 
applicable unless the area is also "subject to frequent 
and periodic flooding," and regular zoning, as already 
noted, may not be used — in its present form — to pre- 
vent development. Thus, over-all regional protection 
seems necessary. 

Areas of scenic value are another type of resource 
fast disappearing with growth. Although many out- 
standingly beautiful sites are protected by inclusion 
in national, state, county, city or semi-public parks and 
reservations, most of our still attractive countryside 
remains in private hands. Year-round residents often 
pick a community in which to live because of its appear- 
ance, or at least the appearance of its surroundings. 
Vacation home owners locate their seasonal dwellings 
in what they consider to be an attractive area. The, 
multi-million-dollar tourist industry is built on "See 
beautiful so-and-so." All, if they think about it, are 
relying on the indefinite continuation of the visual 
attractions of their area. 

But things are changing fast. With more time to 
travel, more money to spend, more people on the 
move, and express highways leading everywhere, even 
the most remote sections are vulnerable to some sort 
of development. Often this follows the roads and 
secondary highways (if not the expressways, with 
their limited access), so that although back land is 
still open, the motorist is given the impression of 

general urbanization. Roadside development is not 

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only linear, but spasmodic, so that mile after mile 
of frontage is prematurely changed in character from 
rural to developed, even though vacant frontage 

In vacation areas, so many tourist facilities, mixed 
with signs announcing others ahead, have sprung up 
along the roadside one wonders how long it will be 
before the vacationers themselves will be repelled by 
the very facilities intended to serve them. Closer to 
home, in suburbia proper, one suburb appears to be 
merging into another, as the natural greenbelts sepa- 
rating them are invaded by building along the length 
sf every connecting artery. 

Again, it is not a matter of development vs. no 
development, but rather "a place for everything and 
everything in its place." Due to the geographic scale 
}f roadside development, its independence of political 
Doundaries, the failure of many towns and cities to 
ict, and the basic lack of really effective local zoning, 
t would seem that regional planning and control is 
jnce more the answer. 

TIME FOR A CHANGE? The word "control" is 
i dirty word to many, even when it is limited to "de- 
velopment control." Yet, at the local level, we accept 
and even welcome zoning regulations of sorts when 
they "protect" our own property against a threatened 
liise in the neighborhood that we don't want. We also 
Iprotest when the open field in which our children 
liave played (but which belongs to someone else) is 
up for development, and we find that neither zoning 
kor subdivision regulations can keep it open. The 
jword "regional" also may stir people up, for by its 
fcrery nature it means some loss of local autonomy. 
Suburbanites as a group not only want no part of the 
bentral city (though there are notable exceptions), but 
Iso want no part of other suburbs, especially those 
hat have not been as careful as theirs in the way past 
b'owth was handled. This independent attitude is 
rotected and encouraged by arbitrary political bound- 
ries, nostalgic town meeting government, and a tax 
Dolicy which promotes intense competition with other 
towns to bring in high value industry, and to keep 
Dut low value housing. 

But perhaps it is time for a change. With our 
tremendous mobility, our "home" is more and more our 
region (and not just Town X). Whenever we cross 
town boundaries into less advantaged other suburbs 
and rural areas, we are almost as bothered (and some- 
;imes, endangered) by congestion, noise, pollution, and 
Tther deficiencies encountered there as are the area's 
Dwn residents — at least momentarily so. And when- 
ever we pay, through State and Federal taxes, toward 
'equalizing" the general level of school, public health, 
welfare, transportation, recreation and other public 

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"Many suburbs are beyond 
improving, while others . . 
need massive expenditures 
to correct past mistakes 
and deficiencies." 

services, we are in another way affected by the in- 
adequacies of other parts. Isn't it time, therefore, to 
insist on some over-all "quality control" — to have some 
say as to how other communities develop, and how our 
entire region grows? 

THE SUGGESTED REMEDY. The first part of 
the remedy herein suggested — regional planning — is 
already increasingly available. Massachusetts is one 
state where the entire land area is subject to planning 
by existing regional agencies. But short of making 
recommendations and reviewing certain applications 
for Federal grants, most planning agencies are power- 
less. Let us give these agencies the second, and most 
important part of the remedy for chaotic growth — over- 
all, regional control of all future urban development. 

Development control regulations would be some- 
what like local zoning regulations applied at the re- 
gional level, but, unlike local zoning, would include 
non-development districts and growth-priority areas. 
In growth areas, permitted types of use and average 
gross density would be set, leaving to local ordinances 
the specification of net densities, building heights, yard 
requirements, and other details. 

Perhaps other remedies are also possible, but time is 
short, and each day another 1000 acres becomes the 
city of the future; each day, more farms, flood plains, 
wetlands, and scenic areas are lost forever; each day, 
more urban sprawl, much of it shoddy, covers the land. 
It is the technology we have created that facilitates 
this change, so perhaps we do have an obligation to 
deal with its consequences. Among the responsible 
causes are our ability to travel long distances between 
home and work (and still longer on vacation), to easily 
alter the shape of the earth, and to erect rapidly and 
cheaply innumerable structures thereon. While inside 
these structures — be they homes, businesses or in- 
dustries — there is remarkable efficiency, order, and 
good planning; outside, extravagance, disorder and 
destruction still reign. Let us now plan and improve 
our man-made environment on a grander scale. 

A Computation Primer 

The computer has become the 
universal symbol of our modern 
technology. If a product or service 
is to be considered efficient and up 
to date, it is somehow associated 
with a computer. Yet, for all prac- 
tical purposes, electronic digital 
computers are less than 20 years 
old, with the real propagation of 
computer installations occurring in 
only the last ten years. Why has 
this happened? Is it a transient 
effect or are we only at the begin- 
ning of a really steep growth curve 
for computers development? In 
point of fact, the report of the Sci- 
entific Advisory Committee to the 
President of the United States 
maintains that the use of computers 
and the discipline of Computer 
Science are just entering into their 
infancy after a period of develop- 
ment unparalleled in the history of 
technology. In order to understand 
what has happened and to gain 
some insight into what might hap- 
pen, we must define Computer 
Science and examine the broad use 
of computing equipment. 

Computer Science is the study of 
the fundamental nature of informa- 
tion, how it can be processed, stored, 
retrieved, transmitted, and dis- 
played for use by both humans and 
machines. It covers the design and 
control of the devices that handle 
information, their basic elements, 
and how they can be organized into 
the most efficient processing system. 
It treats the solution of a wide 



Dr. Norman E. Sondak 

Professor of Computer Science 

variety of problems with support 
of non-human intellectual amplifica- 
tion. It is, therefore, intimately 
involved with almost every facet 
of human endeavor and as a dis- 
cipline it could not exist without 
the advent of the high speed digital 

Historically, computing and the 
use of the computer has developed 
in three major areas. These are 
scientific, commercial, and process 
control applications. The com- 
puter, because of its high arith- 
metic and logical speeds, can handle 
scientific problems that otherwise 
are intractable. The IBM 360 
Model 40 Computer at the Com- 
putation Center at Tech can per- 
form over 6,000,000 additions or 
compare over 3,000,000 different 
five-character strings in one minute, 
and there are a number of faster 
machines than the 360 Model 40 
available. Even with this speed, 
problems handled by junior and 
senior students have required over 
a half-hour to process. Graduate 
and research work has used hours 
of computer time for single runs. 

But there are still thousands of 
jobs performed which execute in 
seconds. The great bulk of these 
short runs are of a test or experi- 
mental nature to try out a program 
or prove a concept. In this work, 
the computer user attempts to 
interact directly with the computer 
to solve a particular problem. The 
trouble is, however, that the ma- 

jority of current computers are 
organized to operate most efficiently 
in what is called the batch mode. 
That is, a number of like jobs are 
collected (batched) and performed 
in sequence and when the batch is 
exhausted the computer is set up 
to perform another function. This 
creates a turnaround time problem 
for the user of the computer. He 
may have to wait minutes, hours, or 
even days for results of runs that 
took seconds to be completed be- 
cause of the schedule set up for use 
of the equipment. The batch 
mode is efficient for machine utili- 
zation but can be very wasteful of 
the human resource. 

The scientist or engineer, be he 
a student, professional, or scholar, 
would like response from the com- 
puter in the same time order asl 
the problem posed. If the work 
took a second, the answer should 
be available in seconds, if a minute 
was required, then minutes could 
elapse for a reply and so on. The 
trend for computer systems will be 
in the direction of so-called time 
shared direct response computer 
resources, and the effect will be 
profound. The scientist and en 
gineer will make much greater use 
of the computer because this power 
will be accessible and convenient 
both in terms of rapid response to 
problems from the computer and 
geographical availability from com- 
puter terminal devices that are lo- 
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And some 
people still use 
an abacus/ 

This proper use of the computer 
will allow many scientists to assess 
the system and give them the im- 
pression they have the exclusive 
use of the equipment. In reality, 
jthe computer is performing the 
shorter tasks rapidly and returning 
these results, while the longer jobs 
are simultaneously being processed. 
In addition, the means by which 
a scientific problem can be de- 
scribed to the computer is becoming 
simpler and more direct for the 
human user. The earliest example 
of this was the development of 
the FORTRAN or the FORmula 
RANslater language for program- 
ling scientific problems. Now 
here are a multiplicity of languages 
nd packages available to handle 
oth special and general engineer- 
ng situations. Examples of these 
roblem-oriented languages are 
PSS (General Purpose Simulation 
System) and CSMP (Continuous 
System Modeling Program) which 
(are being used by the Mechanical 
Engineering Department and others 
in their research and education 
activities and ICES (Integrated 
Civil Engineering System) which 
is extensively utilized by the Civil 
Engineering Department. It has 
been estimated that there have 
been almost 1,000 different com- 
puter languages established in the 
[ast 15 years. While these lan- 
guages and programs are often of 
real benefit to the user, they also 
demand extensive computer re- 
sources for their maintenance and 
sxecution so that the basic com- 
puter needed to support education 
and research activities is far more 
sophisticated than was required 
even two years ago. 

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The commercial and adminis- 
trative use of the computer has 
shown the same type of expansion 
as was found in the scientific area. 
In this case, the computer found 
its initial utilization because of its 
ability to handle and process large 
volumes of information. Again, the 
IBM 360/40 Computer at the Com- 
putation Center can read cards at 
the rate of approximately 1,000 per 
minute, and print over 1,000 lines 
of 132 characters of information at 
the same time. Tremendous vol- 
umes of information may be stored 
compactly on magnetic tape or 
magnetic disks and can be read and 
written at even faster rates. The 
four 2311 Disk Drives attached to 
the computer at the Center are 
capable of transferring information 
at the rate of 135,000 bytes per 
second. A byte is a term used to 
connote a unit of information con- 
taining eight binary digits. It 

can be used to describe a full range 
of special, alphabetical and numer- 
ical characters. There are currently 
available a broad range of input 
and output devices for computer 
which can perform information 
transfer between media, some of 
these at substantially higher rates 
than those devices now used at the 
Computation Center. All of this 
means that records that might have 
taken weeks of intensive manual 
effort can be processed at a higher 
degree of accuracy and at a much 
lower cost on a computer in a 
matter of minutes or hours. 

Almost any type of commercial 
processing activity is now suscep- 
tible to the computer process. For 
example, the entire student record 
processing, not only at Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute, but for eight 
other area colleges, is now being 
done at the Computation Center 
during periods when the computer 


is not otherwise being utilized for 
research or educational activities 
and the records are stored on only 
a few reels of magnetic tape. 

Like the scientist, the adminis- 
trative or management information 
programmer is equipped with power- 
ful languages to describe the prob- 
lems facing him. 

The most significant of these 
languages is COBOL, the COmmon 
Business Oriented Language, for 
programming administrative prob- 
lems. Since these management 
problems must cope with a wide 
variety of data formats, and handle 
a number of different types of 
records and files, the COBOL lan- 
guage is even more complicated 
from a Computer Science point of 
view than the Fortran used in 
scientific processing. Because of 
this, COBOL requires a larger and 
more powerful computer. The CO- 
BOL language was used exclusively 
in developing the Student Record 
Systems and significantly reduced 
the effort to make the system 

The evolution in the area of busi- 
ness has been towards the develop- 
ment of integrated information sys- 
tems. The concept behind these 
systems is to minimize the amount 
of essential data that has to be 
processed and handled by human 
beings and to maximize accuracy, 
efficiency and timeliness in reports 
generated by the computing system. 

In order to do this, the system 
must be properly designed. The 
technique of design is within the 
discipline of Computer Science but 
the same care and attention to 
detail are required here as with 
any engineering project. 

The manager, and in some re- 
spects we are all managers, still 
demands from the computer com- 
plex the same characteristics that 
the scientist needed — convenience 
in response time and location. Re- 
sponse time to obtain the informa- 
tion needed for action while the 
action can be appropriately made 

and physical proximity to terminals 
to allow convenient use of the 
information are now recognized as 
key parts of a Management In- 
formation System. 

Since the manager deals with 
large quantities of data, this data 
must be stored in a unit which is 
accessible to the computer. The 
early '60's saw the beginnings of 
low cost bulk random access storage 
devices and this development con- 
tinues to be vigorous. Computers 
with hundreds of millions of bytes 
of storage directly available to 
the computer are now common. 
The future management oriented 
computer complex will have power- 
ful input/output unit time sharing 
capabilities and large scale direct 
access files. 

The third major area of the use 
of the computer has been in process 
control. Here, both analog and 
digital computers are finding usage. 
Typical of this type of system is 
the EAI 680 analog and PDP-7 
digital computer complex used by 
the Electrical Engineering Depart- 
ment. The system, a powerful 
hybrid computer complex, is used 
for educational and research ac- 

The type of system has the capa- 
bility of handling analog data 
generated by sensing elements, an- 
alyzing it and sending out appro- 
priate response to control units all 
within a small time increment. 
Real time computers like these 
actually operate in the thousandth 
of a second (millisecond) time range 
allowing large dynamic physical 
systems to be controlled. 

Chemical plants and electrical 
power generator units as well as a 
number of military space vehicles 
and complexes have already come 
under such real time computer 

It is clear thai in the future, 
computer usage supported by the 
appropriate development of Com- 
puter Science will lend to merge all 

these various application areas. 
The scientist and engineer is more 
and more often dealing with prob- 
lems that generate large amounts 
of complicated data requiring ex- 
tensive files. He will also demand 
not only a numerical and logical 
ability of the computer, but suffi- 
cient input and output ability to 
cope with these files. In addition, 
he would like to, if possible, have 
the data logged directly from his 
experiments into the computer. 

This indicates the computer of 
the near future will operate in a 
time shared mode, have powerful 
arithmetic and logical capabilities, 
wide band input/output channels, 
large scale direct access storage and 
analog resources. In addition, it 
will be supported with both general 
purpose programming languages and 
specialized problem oriented pack- 
ages. It will require professionally 
educated personnel to support and 
operate it successfully. These men 
and women must be supplied by 
our colleges and universities. 

Recognizing this need for both 
the training of engineers and sci- 
entists in the use of computers as 
well as professional computer sci- 
entists, Worcester Tech has re- 
cently initiated two programs; a 
graduate program leading to a 
Master's degree in Computer Sci- 
ence and a required Freshman 
course and elective. Future de- 
mands will properly require a sig- 
nificant expansion in offices in 
Computer Science. In addition, 
twenty per cent of the courses at 
Tech are now using the computer 
as a normal part of the work. In 
the Mechanical Engineering De- 
partment this figure is about thirty- 
seven per cent. In the future, it is 
expected that the majority of all 
courses will use the computer rou- 
tinely as part of the educational 
experience. In fact, the futures of 
the computer, engineering, and cn- 
ginccring education arc closely en- 
twined and brighter because ol 
each other. 


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Commencement Week 

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The week preceding Commence- 
ment Sunday was marked by i 
sudden stillness. Seniors disap- 
peared for a week of recreation be- 
fore returning to receive the degree* 
for which they had worked so hai^ 
Occasionally an underclassman m 
with slide rule in hand to a fin*' 

For the seniors, all was over brt 
the formality of graduating: for tkr 
faculty and administration, tk 
work had just begun. There wer 
many plans to be made for the loaf 

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"And do you remember the time 

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weekend which would not only in- 
clude commencement, but the re- 
union of eleven classes. 

The long weekend actually started 
on Thursday as alumni started ar- 
riving in anticipation of greeting 
classmates and viewing the physical 
plant which holds something new 
on every visit. 

On Friday, it became very evi- 
dent that there was going to be a 
large turnout as Daniels Hall began 
to fill with alumni from all across 
the country. After arrival many 
had just enough time to prepare 
for nine reunion dinners scheduled 
that night. Whether the reunion 
was large or small, all enjoyed the 
memories as only alumni can. 

Reunion Day 

Saturday, June 7, the on-campus 
activity began with breakfast and 
registration at Morgan Hall. It 
was a beautiful day, and the re- 
union continued over coffee on the 
quadrangle as alumni who arrived 
late had a chance to find their re- 
spective classmates. During coffee, 
the 50- Year Associates met and 
elected George R. Rich, '19, their 
new president. It was the second 
such honor for George, as he had 
been elected president of his class 
on the previous evening. 

Class pictures were then taken 
prior to the luncheon. It was inter- 
esting to note that the class of '29 
had discarded their hats and canes 
and wore large (six-inch) lapel 
buttons with their year in large 
numerals. After pictures, all as- 
sembled in Morgan Hall for the 
annual reunion luncheon which 
would conclude the formal activities 
for the day. 

The invocation was given by 
Herbert M. Carleton, '08, and the 
luncheon was served. After his 
opening remarks, Robert E. Higgs, 
'40, newly-elected president of the 
Alumni Association, introduced 
President Storko. 

This was the last address that 
President Storke would make to the 


Alumni Association due to his re- 
tirement in July. He discussed the 
college in general, referring to the 
large incoming freshman class and 
the new Stoddard Residential Center 
set for completion in 1970. He 
spoke of the rise in female enroll- 
ment, of the progress of the plan- 
ning group and planning day, and 
he announced the decision of the 
Board of Trustees to make R.O.T.C. 
completely voluntary. He took this 
opportunity to look back on his 
seven years of service at Tech and 
thanked the Alumni Association for 
their continued support. 

The annual Alumni Meeting was 
then held. Warren B. Zepp, '42, 
submitted the Secretary -Treasurer's 
Report, which was duly made, 
seconded, and accepted. There be- 
ing no further business, President 
Higgs adjourned the meeting, and 
the presentation of awards followed. 

First of the presentations was the 
50-year diplomas by President Harry 
P. Storke and Dean Martin C. Van 
de Visse. 

Dr. William E. Hanson, '32, 
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 
presented the Robert H. Goddard 
Award for Professional Achievement 
to Walter B. Dennen, '18, Michael 
C. Sodano, '31, and John L. Brown, 
Jr., '46. 

The Herbert F. Taylor Award was 
then presented to Daniel F. O'Grady, 
'30, for Distinguished Service to the 
Institute. President Robert E. 
Higgs made the presentation. 

Next on the program were the 
class messages. Class Gift Chair- 
man Robert C. Sessions, '19, repre- 
sented his class, which donated over 
$70,000 to the Institute. The Class 
of 1944 was represented by Irving 
James Donahue, Jr. The 25-year 
class donated $4,000 for use in the 
George C. Gordon Library. The 
graduating class, represented by 
class treasurer James Atkinson, 
donated S 1 <>(i to the Alumni Associa- 
tion and $500 to the school for the 
improvement i>f the quadrangle. 

Warren 15. Zepp, '42, then pre- 

sented the Class of 1917 Attendance 
Cup to the Class of 1919 for best 
attendance on a percentage basis. 

Congratulations to six of our j 
alumni who travelled over 3,000 
miles to attend their respective re- 
unions. There were five who came ' 
from California : Jacob J. Hagopian, 
'39, John W. Hughes, '39, Frans E. 
Strandberg, '39, Richard B. Wilson, 
'39, and Richard Walberg, '23. One 
alumnus, Michael C. Sodano, '31, 
traveled to Worcester from Yoko- 
hama, Japan. 

The formal activities then closed 
with the singing of the Alma Mater, 
and the Benediction given by 
Herbert M. Carleton, '08. 

For many, the day was not over. 
Several attended the R.O.T.C. 
Commissioning Ceremonies held in 
Alden Memorial Auditorium. Brig- 
adier General Bernard W. Rogers, 
Commandant of Cadets at West 
Point, presented commissions to 27 
new second lieutenants. 

There were still two reunion 
dinners scheduled for Saturday 
night. The 25-year class held its 
dinner at the Franklin Manor. The 
40-year class, which met at the 
Publick House in Sturbridge, was 
fortunate to have Prof. Kenneth G. 
Merriam, MS '35, speak at its re- 
union. Prof. Merriam, who had also 
spoken at '29's tenth reunion. 
helped bring back many fond memo- 
ries of faculty and the aero option 
which was the theme of the reunion. 

These two reunions marked the 
end of all organized alumni activi- 
ties. Still, many alumni remained 
to watch the Commencement cere- 
monies and welcome the new alumni 
into the Association. The end of 
the alumni activities, which marked 
the beginning of graduation activi- 
ties, marked only the end of tangible 
meetings. All who came to the Re- 
union left with a belter feeling — a 
feeling of renewed friendships and 
fond memories they again realized 

would never be forgot ten. 

Saturday evening marked the 
beginning of ( 'ommcncemenl aelivi 

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Table hopping 
was a common 


Traditions will 
never be broken. 
Pomp and Circumstance 
and dignity will always 
be characteristic 
of Graduation. 


ties as members of the senior class 
gathered at the Yankee Drummer 
for the annual semi-formal dinner 
dance. Bob Nelson and his Orches- 
tra provided the music. 

Sunday, June 8, was the day that 
270 eager seniors had been awaiting 
for what seemed at the time forever, 
but now looking back seemed very 
short. This was the day when sen- 
iors were proud but parents were 
more proud. It was a time for 
pomp and circumstance. It was the 
culmination of four short but most 
important years. 


The day's activities started the 
way in which they should, with 
Baccalaureate Services held in Alden 
Memorial Hall at 10:00 a.m. The 
Baccalaureate Sermon was delivered 
by Rev. Timothy J. Harrington, 
auxiliary bishop of the Roman 
Catholic Diocese of Worcester. 

Bishop Harrington opened his 
sermon by noting the great advances 
made by man and particularly the 
United States in the past genera- 
tion. He then turned to one of the 
largest problems facing the U.S. and 
the world today — poverty. 

He stated. "We have islands of 
affluence owned by a minority of 
the world and vast seas of poverty, 
misery and hunger surrounding 
these small islands of wealth." 

He continued describing the con- 
ditions nniler which the poverty- 
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stricken live and then stated, "But 
I the worst thing of all is that they 
\ live without hope, yes, hope. Pov- 
i erty is a corroding acid that attacks 
I the human spirit." 

"There is a world of difference 

I between being poor and being broke. 

Spiritual bankruptcy rather than 

material bankruptcy seems a source 

of the many great social maladies 

of our times," he added. "It is 

I easier, to be sure, to give the 

i ragged man a dime than to give him 

< hope, opportunity or the beginnings 

of a new life. We make a grave 

i mistake if we define man as poverty- 

1 stricken only in terms of dollars. 

j There is much more to it. Still, 

I we tend to take the money approach. 

jWe dress his body free of charge, 

i but we forget his heart. We end 

I the hunger in his stomach free of 

charge but we forget his hunger for 

1 security, for peace, for dignity." 

He concluded by charging the 

[senior class to become a part of this 

i critical phase in American history. 

"You graduates of 1969, your 

I brothers who are poor are waiting 

for you. Don't forget them !" 

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The high point of Commencement 
arrived as the faculty donned their 
brightly-colored academic hoods and 
led the procession into Harrington 
Auditorium. Dean Richard F. 
Morton, Marshal, and Prof. William 
R. Grogan, '46, Honorary Marshal, 
led the procession. After the in- 
vocation, given by Rev. Dr. Wallace 
W. Robbins, and the National An- 
them, President Harry P. Storke in- 
troduced Gov. Daniel J. Evans of 
Washington, who delivered the 
principal address. 

Gov. Evans urged the graduates: 
"Instead of manning the barricades 
on our campuses, go into the streets 
and use your educational skills to 
make education work on the fester- 
ing problems of our 20th century 

"There is where you are needed," 
said Evans. "This is where America 
cries for help. This is where the 
action is." 

Keynote speaker at last year's 
Republican National Convention, 
the 43-year-old Evans said educa- 
tion must end the danger of "intel- 

lectual isolationism" by joining busi- 
ness and government to find "com- 
mon ground" to correct failures 
"which are everywhere apparent" in 

"Whether we succeed or fail is 
largely up to you," Evans told the 
graduates, adding, "If you do choose 
to 'opt out' — to become the genera- 
tion with a cause but with no com- 
mitment — then I believe this nation 
is in deep trouble. 

"But, if you take your cause 
into society — and not out of it; 
if you display the same courage in 
positive action as you have shown 
in dissent, then I believe this nation 
can hope once again. 

"Let the students and the gradu- 
ate students of architecture work 
on the real problems of our urban 
community while they are in school, 
rather than the sterile theoretical 
projects of an academic Valhalla. 

"Let the engineers help to re- 
build ; let the medical students help 
to devise a new delivery system 
which will bring adequate health 
care to urban poor. 


"Let the great liberal arts tra- 
dition be used to bring new light 
and understanding and hope to the 
faceless and nameless dwellers of our 
shameful slums. 

"Above all," added Evans, "what- 
ever else it does, this generation 
should continue to be the conscience 
of the nation." 

Evans charged colleges and uni- 
versities today are "in danger of 
intellectual isolationism — a retreat 
from the world of reality into an 
academic ivory tower remote from 
the challenges of society." 

He said if we challenge our stu- 
dents to become reinvolved in the 
problems of social progress, we must 
challenge the university to do like- 
wise, adding, "I believe the colleges 
and universities of this nation must 
make a greater effort to become 
directly involved in urban America." 

Evans then called for creation of 
urban campuses across the nation, 
and for universities and colleges to 
create graduate study programs in 
urban affairs. 

He said both government and pri- 
vate enterprise need people who 
understand the problems of urban 
environment and urban transporta- 
tion and the economics of welfare, 
and the schools must provide them. 

Evans said those who look at 
today's campus with "both disgust 
and disdain," fail to see behind the 
turmoil and the unrest "the begin- 
ning of a new order, a new and pro- 
found concern for society and — with 
it — the nation's new hope for a 
better world tomorrow." 

Out of the campus unrest, Evans 
said, "We really have found a gen- 
eration which is willing to stand up 
and be counted, a generation which 
does believe in something, a genera- 
tion which is not afraid to be our 
critic, or afraid of the consequences. 
And that is something not to fear, 
but to be coveted. " 

At the conclusion of Gov. Evans' 
arldress, President Storke presented 
degrees to 270 undergraduates and 
43 candidates for Master of Science. 

The highest academic degree, Doctor 
of Philosophy, was awarded to 11 
men. Twenty -five men from local 
industry were awarded certificates 
for completing four years of evening 
study in Tech's School of Industrial 

Six honorary degrees were con- 
ferred by Dr. William E. Hanson, 
'32, Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees. Receiving Honorary 
Doctor of Engineering degrees were 
Gov. Daniel Jackson Evans, Arthur 
E. Smith, '33, President, United 
Aircraft Corp., and James E. Smith, 
'06, founder, The National Radio 

Those receiving Honorary Doctor 
of Science degrees were Robert D. 
Harrington, President, Paul Revere 
Corp., and generous benefactor of 
the Institute, Dr. C. Lester Hogan, 
President, Fairchild Camera & In- 
strument Corp., and Very Rev. 
Raymond J. Swords, S.J., President, 
Holy Cross College. 

President's Address 

Next on the program was Presi- 
dent Storke's message. Sudden 
stillness once more was evident, for 
all present knew this would be a fare- 
well message. 

"Change, we hear, is in the air. 
So let's change this routine, at long 
last. Instead of a message to the 
Graduating Class, by this very 
Lame Duck President (at this 
moment standing on his 'last leg'), 
may I take a bit of license, in the 
modern spirit of 'self-determina- 

"I prefer today to join with my 
classmates of 1969 in a farewell 
message to Worcester Tech. 

"Our Alma Mater song well says 

"Long have we felt thy guiding 


Thy teachings broad and free;"' 
and, I go on : 

"Willi praises loud in every land. 

We'll show our love for thee." ' 

"Yes, you and 1 have all lasted. 

and — one hopes — we have all par- 
taken profitably, of the best that 
Worcester Tech has had to offer — 
by administration, faculty, donors 
of financial aid, other family and 
community friends. These recent 
years have had their ups and 
downs, but with 'ups', I think, pre- 
dominating, as Worcester Tech has 
been in the pulsating throes of 
changing with the vitality of our 
fascinating times. I predict that, 
as some of us approach the age of 
thirty — and indulgence in retrospect 
thereupon becomes our privilege — 
that 'best' will burgeon wider and 
more lastingly in the small, very 
select, highly competitive, range of 
superiority. With it, of course, will 
grow our pride that our Alma Mater 
made so much available to us, gave 
so richly to us, provided us so many 
worthwhile experiences in 'growing 
up.' In return she asks but for our 
happiness, our success, our loyalty, 
our support. However, she hopes 
fondly that today — and then 
through the many tomorrows, as we 
challenge confidently our problems 
in the seething world which we face 
— we can ever say, honestly, simply : 
'We are making this place a better 
place because we are here.' 

"To you" we are deeply grateful 
for so much, Worcester Tech. 

"Now, may God grant that the 
good works for which Boynton Hill 
is rightly well known and esteemed 
continue, to the fullest benefit of 
those countless aspiring Worcester 
Tech students of the years to come.. . 

"... as our Worcester Tech goes 
on and on ... " 

Upon completion of this message, 
President Storke received a well- 
deserved standing ovation which 
lasted until he returned to center 
stage and threw a snappy military 
salute to the audience. 

After the Benediction by Rev. 
Robbins, the new alumni retired to 
the quandrangle for a reception and 
the traditional picture taking. An- 
other successful Commencement had 


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This was 
the day for 

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From left to right: Arthur Smith, Robert Harrington, James Smith, Pres. Storke, Gov. Evans, Dr. Hogan, Very Rev. Sivords 

Honorary Degrees 

Doctor of Engineering 

Governor Daniel J. Evans 
Arthur E. Smith, '33 
James E. Smith, '06 

Doctor of Science 

Robert D. Harrington 
Dr. C. Lester Hogan 
Very Rev. Raymond J. Swords, SJ 


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The Robert H. Goddard 

Walter B. Dennen,'18 

Michael C. Sodano, '31 

John L. Brown, Jr., '46 

The Herbert F. Taylor Award 
Daniel F. O'Grady, '30 

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Above, the Robert H. Goddard awards presented by 
Dr. William E. Hanson, left, Chairman of the Board 
of Trustees. Below, the Herbert F. Taylor Award 
presented by Robert E. Higgs, ^O, left, President 
Alumni Association. 


Tech Alumnus— 1969 Version 

The typical alumnus of today is markedly different from the alumnus 
of just a decade ago. The W.P.I, graduate of today is far more con- 
cerned and involved than his predecessor. 

We believe that this increased participation and acceptance of 
responsibility is the result of a two-way interaction: 

1. The role of our Alumni Association is now one of continuous 
activity and responsibility. It is the kind of organization that at- 
tracts responsible people who want to make significant contri- 
butions to worthwhile causes. To serve the cause of higher 
education is one of the most needed personal contributions in the 
world today. 

2. The influx of intelligent, active, and responsible alumni volun- 
teering to work for our Association has promoted its growth and 
made possible our acceptance of greater and more diversified 

Long gone are the days when each of us, as an individual alumnus, 
heard from the Alumni Association only once a year — at Fund Drive time. 
Now we are aware of the many additional ways in which individual 
alumni can, and must, participate and assist. Each of us is hearing 
from the Tech Alumni Association many times each year with a variety 
of challenges and opportunities. 

Involvement in alumni activities is fun, and only through personal 
experience can you appreciate the rewards of being a "Tech Alumnus — 
1969 Version." Today we have constantly increasing numbers of your 
classes and chapters working on such important functions as: Student- 
Alumni Relations; Faculty-Alumni Relations; Alumni Fund; Admissions 
(Prospective students); "The Journal"; Alumni Placement; Chapter 
Programs; Redistricting; Council representation. 

To whatever extent your time and energy permit, we urge you to 
increase your participation in Alumni Association affairs. You will soon 
see why the number of whole-hearted supporters is steadily rising; and 
why personal conviction leads to greater and greater financial and non- 
financial contributions. 

Robert E. Higgs, '40 

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Trustees Meet 

Vote R.O.T.C. Voluntary 

The Board of Trustees, at its 
annual meeting on June 7, voted to 
make R.O.T.C. an elective course 
effective next fall. Last year at 
this time, they had voted to reduce 
the required amount of work in this 
course from two years to one. 
Further, they delegated to the 
faculty and administration the re- 
sponsibility for determining the 
credit allowed for course work in 
military science. 

In May, the student body, in a 
referendum, had indicated their 
overwhelming opinion for the elimi- 
nation of R.O.T.C. as a degree 
requirement. By a slight margin, 
they voted in favor of retaining some 
academic credit for the course. 

Also during May, the faculty had 
voted for a voluntary program, by 
a margin of 102-37. 

The length of an R.O.T.C. orien- 
tation program for all freshmen was 
also left to the administration. 

The Board approved a recom- 
mendation to replace the existing 
IBM 360/40 computer with an RCA 
Spectra 70/46. The new unit, to be 
installed this summer, will have a 
time-sharing capability for as many 
as fifty remote stations. The 
Worcester Area College Computa- 
tion Center, located in the Gordon 
Library, will be responsible for this 
new instrument. 

Approval was voted to increase 
available scholarship funds for next 
year by $100,000. 

New members elected to the 
Board were Dr. Edward R. Funk, 
'46B, and Howard G. Freeman, '40. 
Funk is Professor of Welding Engi- 
neering at Ohio State University in 
Columbus and President of Cam- 

bridge Metallurgical Corp., Boston. 
He was elected a term member. 
Freeman, who was elected a mem- 
ber-at-large, is President of James- 
bury Corp. of Worcester. 

Re-elected as term members of 
the Board were John E. Hossack, 
'46, Vice President of the American 
Appraisal Co. of Milwaukee, Wis., 
and Albert M. Demont, '31, Man- 
ager of Professional Manpower 
Development at the Research and 
Development Center, General Elec- 
tric Co., Schenectady, N.Y. 

Robert D. Harrington, life mem- 
ber of the Board, was appointed to 
the Executive Committee. 

In his final report to the Board, 
President Storke said, in part: 

"I shall leave office at the end of 
this college year with the knowledge 
that my successor gives every indi- 
cation of being an ideal choice to 
lead Worcester Tech on to new 
heights in higher education. Dr. 
George W. Hazzard deserves, and I 
know will receive, the finest support 
from the Board of Trustees. His 
selection was an important mile- 
stone for Worcester Tech, for it in- 
volved for the first time representa- 
tive segments of the campus com- 
munity: trustees, students, faculty, 
alumni, and staff. No one in those 
groups can ever say that he didn't 
have full opportunity to contribute 
his bit in the selection of President 
No. 11. 

"For my part, I repeat simply: 
I am happy to be turning over my 
rewarding responsibilities to Doctor 
Hazzard. T think he is the educa- 
tional leader whom Worcester Tech 
needs as its eleventh President. 

"I wish that more trustees eoiild 

have found time to share with us 
the wonderful experience of Plan- 
ning Day on April 16. Eight 
separate discussion sections of stu- 
dents, faculty, administration, 
alumni, and trustees gave serious, 
constructive, and imaginative con- 
sideration to the long range future 
of Worcester Tech. Basis for their 
deliberations was the comprehensive 
preliminary report of the President's 
Planning Group, which had done a 
masterful, rush-order job of probing 
into the entire fabric of the college, 
touching on both our strong and 
weak areas. Their initial task was 
not to make decisions or firm rec- 
ommendations, but rather to eval- 
uate Tech as it is today and to pre- 
sent points for broad discussion 
later. The focal point of Planning 
Day was the list of a dozen possible 
over-all objectives toward which the 
college might work. 

"In accordance with those ground 
rules, no specific conclusions were 
reached. Rather, recorders at each 
session compiled complete notes on 
the many fine ideas and points of 
view discussed, which were turned 
over to the Planning Committee. 
They, in turn, will correlate the 
notes in preparation for summer 
work and a second report, which 
will be issued in September prior 
to a second Planning Day. Final 
recommendations are expected by 
June of 1970. This, you must ad- 
mit, is a formidable task, but well 
worth the most dedicated efforts of 

"Perhaps the widest comment at 
the conclusion of Planning Day was 
that from faculty, praising the im- 
portant contributions of the 150 
students who had so eagerly partici- 
pated. It was most gratifying to 
hear this universal compliment to 
our students and at the same time 
a little sad to sense that their in- 
terest, reasonable approaches, and 
constructive observations should 
come as such a surprise to so many 
people who work with them every 
dav. We have alwavs looked on our 


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new graduates as maturing young 
men, who would be well qualified to 
take their places in the world. Yet 
surely they must reach that stage 
of their development sometime be- 
fore June of their final year in col- 
lege, because there is no magical 
power in the legalistic words which 
are intoned at their Commencement 
or inscribed on their diplomas. It 
could just be that many of us older 
timers are still underestimating the 
capacity and the potential of the 
young undergraduate student of 

"In the su mm ary comments of 
the committee's first report, they 
emphasized one of Worcester Tech's 
greatest assets; 'Our student body 

is definitely ahead of most others 
academically and in creative citi- 
zenship, and these assets should be 
used more in framing our image.' 
Surely in these days when campus 
turmoil seems to be the major news 
of the day, we should be very proud 
of a student body which has so 
thoroughly entered into the co- 
operative spirit of evolutionary plan- 
ning for a greater Worcester Tech. 

"And so we come to the close of 
this final Storke epistle to the 
trustees. Originally, the letter was 
sent only to members of the Board; 
for several years, a copy has been 
sent to all faculty and administra- 
tion and to the Tech News, so that 
its information could receive the 

widest possible distribution through 
the entire campus; also, copies are 
sent to alumni chapters. There are 
very few matters of interest at Tech 
which cannot and should not be 
communicated to all interested 
people. The open book is necessary 
to real progress. The more we all 
understand, the better we can all 
cooperate proudly, always ready to 
appraise ourselves, always anxious 
to take fearlessly those positive 
steps which our future success de- 
mands. This is the spirit which 
abounds on the Tech campus today, 
I believe. I feel sure that it will go 
on and on. 

"And so, I am certain, will 
Worcester Tech." 

The Alumni Council 

Robert E. Higgs, '40 Elected Association President 

A new Register of Membership 
will be published by the Association 
in 1970. This was authorized by 
the Alumni Council at their annual 
meeting on Friday, June 6. More 
than 35 delegates and officers were 

Elected President of the Asso- 
ciation was Robert E. Higgs, '40. 
Also elected as members-at-large of 
the Executive Committee were 
Charles C. Bonin, '38, and Francis 
S. Harvey, '37. Re-elected as Vice 
President was Rafael R. Gabarro, 
'51, and as Secretary-Treasurer, 
Warren B. Zepp, '42. Higgs suc- 
ceeds Arthur D. Tripp, Jr., '36. 

In his report to the Council, 
Tripp called for increased efforts to 
involve larger numbers of alumni in 
the programs of the Association. 
He singled out the chapter meeting 
programs as an area needing at- 

Higgs is the Manager of National 
Order Handling, Systems and Data 

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Processing, for the Electronic Com- 
ponents and Devices Division of 
RCA. He is headquartered in 
Edison, N.J. He was a member of 
the Alumni Fund Board from 1958 
to 1966 and was elected a member- 
at-large of the Executive Committee 
in 1968. For many years he helped 
on the Alumni Fund, including key- 
man, in the Northern New Jersey 
Chapter. He has also been active in 
the Techni-Forum program and as 
an alumni admissions counselor. 

Bonin is President of Chemical 
Construction Corp., a subsidiary of 
Electronic Bond and Share Co. He 
was elected a member of the Board 
of Trustees in 1967. Previously, he 
served first as a member-at-large of 
the Executive Committee of the 
Alumni Association from 1964-66, 
and then as a Vice President from 

Harvey, who is also a member of 
the Board of Trustees, elected in 
1966, is President and Treasurer of 

Harvey and Tracy, consulting engi- 
neers in Worcester. He has been 
active in the Worcester County 
Chapter and the Alumni Council. 
He served as a vice president of the 
Alumni Association from 1965-67. 
He is a member of the college's Ad 
Hoc Committee on admissions. 

A highlight of the meeting was 
the presentation of a portfolio of 
congratulatory letters to President 
Storke on the occasion of his retire- 
ment. In addition, he was presented 
with a portable color television set 
and a portable tape recorder. 

In his report to the Council, the 
president stated that, in his con- 
sidered judgment, his successor, Dr. 
George W. Hazzard, is the right 
man for the college at this time. 
He noted that he had made only 
three or four suggestions to his 
successor. Among them was one of 
interest to the Council. He stated 
that he recommended that in the 
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And some said 
it couldn't be done. 

265 Attend New York Chapter Meeting 

Would you believe that an alumni 
chapter meeting could draw an 
attendance of 265 people? Well, 
the New York and Northern New 
Jersey Chapters combined their 
efforts to achieve this outstanding 
attendance record. 

Faced with a waning interest 
amongst its alumni members, the 
New York Alumni Chapter, under 
the superb direction of President 
Stephen J. Spencer, '49, decided 
to stimulate some enthusiasm. An 
executive committee brainstorming 
session resulted in the mailing of 
a questionnaire to determine what 
activities would appeal to the mem- 

One of the most popular choices 
selected by the members was for a 
dinner meeting at the United Na- 
tions. The initial attempts at 
arranging the meeting were met 
by rebuffs from U.N. staff members 
who stated that their facilities were 
not available to outside groups. 
However, it was determined thai 
at senile prior time one outside 
group did manage to hold a meet ing 


there. That group was the Harvard 
Business School Alumni. We were 
determined to be the second meeting 
group allowed, and through the 
intervention of a common friend, 
we were able to solicit the assist- 
ance of the Ambassador from Saudi 
Arabia, Jamil Baroodi. 

By his political influence, Mr. 
Baroodi gained our admission to 
the U.N. facilities for a dinner 
meeting, and he consented to be the 
guest speaker covering the topic of 
the current Middle East situation. 

However, there was one stipula- 
tion; we were to provide a minimum 
of 200 people at $11.00 per person 
and it had to be a weeknight. 
This was quite a challenge, and 
we asked Norm Taupeka's Northern 
New Jersey Chapter to collaborate 
with us in this endeavor. The 
result was an outstanding success 
as 175 alumni, wives, and sweet- 
hearts plus 00 guests turned out 
for the event. Alumni from the 
far areas of Long Island, New Jer- 
sey, Connecticut, ;m<l Poughkeepsie 
drove the many miles to Man- 

hattan to support this significant 
happening. Recent graduates were 
in abundance, and both the younger 
set and old grads had happy re- 
unions with schoolmates they had 
not seen in some time. 

Ambassador Baroodi, who was 
one of the founders of the Human 
Rights Commission, has been at 
the U.N. since its inception. His 
vivid interpretations of the history 
and problems of the Middle East 
caused some lively pro and con 
comments by the audience. A 
spirited question and answer period 
resulted in some stimulating partici- 
pation by members of the gathering. 
Prominently in evidence during the 
talk was the NBC Television News 
camera crew who filmed the speech. 
Also conspicuous was the photog- 
rapher from United Press Inter- 
national who took flash pictures 
throughout the evening. 

The meeting was so successful 
that a similar one is being contem- 
plated with aii Israeli Representa- 
tive as the main speaker, or pos- 
sibly even an Aral)- Israeli debate. 

Tin-; Joi hn m. 

A Few Suggestions and Thoughts on 

Programs for W.P.I. Alumni Chapters 

Throughout the Country 


Stephen J. Spencer, '49 

Chapter Programs Chairman 

Because of the success of our Unit- 
ed Nations meeting this past winter, 
I was asked to accept the newly 
created post of Chapter Programs 
Chairman. I was told that this 
would consist merely of making sug- 
gestions to the Chapters on how to 
improve their program meetings and 
boost attendance. And that is all 
that this Chairmanship could pro- 
vide by remote control. 

There is no pat formula that I 
know of for a successful program. 
The following, however, are a few 
suggestions which I feel are a must 
for a good program ! 

1. Dues Increase Chapter dues 
to $5.00 per year. A Chapter can- 
not function properly today on $2.00 
and $3.00 dues of the past. The 
extra money is necessary for mailing 
costs alone. 

In New York after a close vote, 
where the dissidents argued that an 
increase to $5.00 would drive away 
at least half of the dues paying mem- 
bers, the New York Chapter in- 
creased dues to $5.00, beginning the 
1968-1969 year. The results were 
most gratifying. The dues paying 
membership doubled and the Chap- 
ter treasury nearly quadrupled. 

2. Contacts A Chapter member 
must have the feeling of belonging. 
He likes and wants attention. In- 
creased contact with the Chapter 
member other than just fund raising 
will give him this feeling. Frequent 
contacts should be made via letters, 
by telephone and in person. 

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3. Questionnaire A beginning 
point for this contact should be a 
questionnaire asking for yes and no 
answers and suggestions from the 
membership for a better meetings 

4. Newsletter Post the results in 
a newsletter and continue to send 
out a newsletter after every meeting 
informing the membership on the 
doings of the last meeting and list 
the names of those who attended. 
Relate the highlights of the principal 
speaker's talk and tell them some- 
thing about the next meeting coming 
up. This newsletter can be ex- 
panded to provide news and happen- 
ings of Chapter members. 

5. Meetings Plan about four (4) 
meetings a year. Begin immedi- 
ately with a luncheon meeting, then 
a ladies' night dinner meeting in 
mid-winter, followed by another 
luncheon meeting and ending with a 
ladies' day spring meeting. 

6. Current Events Make your 
mid-winter meeting your most im- 
portant. Choose a current events 
topic. Choose a non-technical sub- 
ject. Choose a controversial sub- 
ject. The more controversial the 
better. Make this a combined 
meeting with an adjacent Chapter if 
possible. Set up tables of 8 and 10 
persons and give members the 
opportunity to organize their own 
table of friends and guests. En- 
courage them to bring friends. 

7. Charge Don't be afraid of the 
charges per person. If the program 

is good and pushed hard, the mem- 
bers will pay. The charge for the 
U.N. meeting in New York was 
$11.00 per person. Set up reserva- 
tions with payment in advance. 

8. Young Alumni To attract 
younger members, appoint one man 
from each class to contact his class- 
mates for a reunion at each meeting. 
For example, at the first meeting 
have a reunion for the classes of 
62-63-64. The next meeting 65-66- 
67, etc. 

For last year's graduates, ob- 
tain the new names and addresses 
from the alumni office and invite 
each new member free of charge to 
the next meeting. Inform him of 
the other members of his class who 
are being contacted. Give each new 
member a feeling of knowing some- 
one at the meeting. 

9. Publicity Arrange for pub- 
licity. The more publicity the 
better. Get W.P.I. alumni in the 
news through your local papers as 
well as the international press. 
Coordinate this publicity with the 
publicity offices on the Hill. Let's 
get the world to know that Worces- 
ter Tech is in Worcester, Mass., 
and not in Wooster, Ohio. This in 
itself will personally benefit each 
alumnus and will make us more 
proud of being graduates of Worces- 
ter Tech. Thus with this pride it 
will help to make our fund raising 
easier and increase fund totals 


Undergraduate Viewpoint 

Impressions of Spring 

£y Howard H. Shore, '69 

This time of year normally elicits 
ecstatic sighs of relief from gradu- 
ating seniors. Now that the col- 
lege grind is over, the Tech graduate 
will be able to look back on his 
educational experience and tell his 
successors with confidence, "Aw, 
it was easy." But, of course, once 
is enough. The important con- 
sideration is that with his new 
degree, Joe Tech can now forge his 
way into society with hopes for 
future happiness and prosperity. 

At least that's the way it should 
be. Unfortunately, things are not 
quite that simple. One senior in- 
formed me, "It's too bad I couldn't 
take the job I really wanted, but 
I had to grab the best opportunity I 
could to avoid the draft." Although 
not universally true, it does appear 
that most seniors going into in- 
dustry (and not receiving an 
R.O.T.C. commission) have taken 
jobs that are reasonably safe from 
military interference. The lot of 
the seniors bound for graduate 
school is much different. With 
the change in policy that previously 
allowed for deferments for students 
in advanced degree programs, they 
probably face the worst dilemma 
of their lives. Some have taken 
temporary draft-safe jobs as teach- 
ers, a few contemplate going to 
Canada, many just don't know. 
Now that the moment of truth has 
arrived, previously apathetic under- 
graduates have taken a sudden 
interest in the future of the war. 
As one senior noted, "The sad 
effect of the whole mess is that 
the normal exuberance of happiness 
found in graduating seniors is eon- 


spicuously absent in this year's 

The April 16 Planning Day spon- 
sored by the President's Planning 
Group was an interesting experi- 
ment in brainstorming. The pur- 
pose of the day-long venture was to 
assimilate as many ideas as possible 
concerning the future of the In- 
stitute. The faculty participation 
was outstanding; the student par- 
ticipation, although light statis- 
tically, was hailed by the Com- 
mittee. Both students and faculty 
were pleased with the opportunity 
to engage in personal discourse 
about something other than course 
work. Professor C. William Ship- 
man, Chairman of the Planning 
Group, said, in a letter to the 
Tech News, "At a time when other 
campuses are rocked by the turmoil 
of unreasoned confrontation, we 
can all be proud that frank and 
constructive criticism is the way 
at Worcester Tech. Surely where 
we have such a demonstrated well 
of talented good will, our efforts to 
'make our good college an excellent 
one' have every chance of success." 

With the planning operation suc- 
cessfully initiated, the coming year 
offers great hope for more profound 
change on The Hill. 

Even the graduate students have 
reacted to the spirit of change now 
permeating the campus. Some post- 
grads, evidently feeling a need for 
their involvement in the affairs of 
the predominantly undergraduate 
student body, have formed the Ad 
Hoc Committee for a Graduate 
Student Council. The Committee 
states, "We have had some positive 

indications that representatives of a 
Worcester Tech Graduate Student 
Council would be welcomed to take 
an active part in the work to deter- 
mine the future course of W.P.I. 
Further, the availability of our 
services and the nature of our con- 
cerns would be made known to the 
individuals and committees of the 
administration, alumni, faculty, and 
undergraduates by such a graduate 
student council." 

A recent student referendum on 
R.O.T.C. has stimulated more de- 
bate on this national collegiate 
controversy. In the preferential 
balloting, students voted to make 
the program completely voluntary 
with no academic credit. Running 
a close second was the proposal to 
make R.O.T.C. voluntary, but with 
academic credit. The final dis- 
tribution of the preferential votes 
showed 413 students in favor of a 
voluntary program with no aca- 
demic credit, while 337 voted for a 
totally voluntary program with a 
short introduction period and aca- 
demic credit. The results of the 
referendum are not surprising in 
view of the increased national trend 
to separate the military from aca- 
demic life. 

Whatever else can be said about 
Tech undergraduates, they cannot 
be accused of lack of business 
initiative. On April 7, the Hog's 
Head Concession opened its doors 
for business in Morgan Hall, selling 
cooked food, beer, and whiskey. 
The three students masterminding 
the operation evidently felt an in- 
creased need on campus for more 
personalized culinary service. Alas. 
the venture was short-lived. The 
business was terminated by some 
unimpressed dorm counselors, and 
its purveyors were prosecuted by 
the Student Court. Notwithstand- 
ing Dr. Cioddard himself, Tech will 
long remember these three coura- 
geous cut rcpreneurs whose dauntless 
business enterprise has earned them 
a permanent place on tin- bad 
conduct rolls of W.P.I. 

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William R. Grogan, '46 

Named Outstanding 

A man of many interests has been 
presented with the 10th Board of 
Trustees Award for Outstanding 
Teaching. William Robert Grogan, 
'46, Professor of Electrical Engi- 
neering, and chairman of the col- 
lege's curriculum committee for 
the past three years, was chosen 
by a committee of faculty and 

Characterized by his deep con- 
cern for the welfare of his fellow 
man, Prof. Grogan has, over the 
years, displayed a versatility of 
interests. His citation readily de- 
tails his varied activities both in 
and out of the classroom. 

Upon receiving the award at the 
annual faculty dinner on May 12, he 
attributed much of his success to 
the influence and inspiration exerted 
on him by his longtime colleague, 
now retired, Prof. Hobart H. New- 
ell, '18. Prof. Newell received the 
same award in 1960. 

Except for service in the Navy, 
in which he held the rank of Lt., 
Prof. Grogan has been a member 
of the faculty since graduation. 
He was appointed a professor in 

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William Robert Grogan, Professor of Electrical 
Engineering, has for many years shown himself an 
outstanding W.P.I, teacher, a counselor ever ready 
to help students, an inspiring leader in his own depart- 
ment and in the school itself, and a prime mover in 
joining the academic and industrial communities. 

In the classroom Professor Grogan teaches in an 
exceptionally orderly and systematic way. He relates 
each detail of a subject clearly to the subject's struc- 
ture; he knows exactly how to present that detail 
in the most comprehensive manner. He leads in 
developing and using training devices to increase 
teaching and learning effectiveness. He has keen 
insight into what is going on in his students' thinking. 
He establishes quick and effective rapport with his 

Outside the class he is generous with his time in 
helping individuals and living groups in his subjects 
and in advising student activity groups. He was 
president of his national fraternity one year, devoting 
most of his weekends to flying around the United States 
to hold airport chapter meetings. 

Over the past ten years he has developed an out- 
standing course in Engineering Economy including 
group design and development projects with dollar- 
orientation. He has recently extended this course 
to include actual projects from nearby industries with 
direct student practicing engineer contact. Engi- 
neering managers help evaluate student solutions. 

His numerous contributions to his department and 
the school include chairmanship of an Electrical Engi- 
neering Department Committee continuously develop- 
ing and improving the curriculum, chairmanship of 
an Institute Curriculum Committee with resultant 
radical innovation to include the first available curricula 
beyond traditional engineering and science, producing 
a teaching theory and methods seminar for the entire 
faculty. During these years he has also found time to 
act as a consultant to the United States Navy on the 
implementation of a shipboard missile system including 
related personnel problems, as a consultant to Bell 
Telephone Laboratories on the development of tech- 
nical personnel and graduate education progress, and 
as a consultant to the General Electric Company. 

His activities bring great credit to himself, to Worces- 
ter Polytechnic Institute, and to the teaching profes- 
sion. The Faculty Award Committee therefore cites 
Professor Grogan for distinguished service and for 
distinguished excellence in teaching and designates 
him recipient of the 1969 Faculty Award. 


K. G. Merriam Retires 

For more than 45 years, since 
the last years of President Ira 
Hollis' administration. Prof. Ken- 
neth G. Merriam, MS '35, has been 
a distinguished member of the col- 
lege's mechanical engineering de- 
partment. Countless students re- 
member his deep, sonorous voice; 
at times booming out in command- 
ing tones, on other occasions so 
low in volume that one would 
almost have to strain to hear a 
word, and yet all calculated to add 


the proper emphasis and heighten 
the process of learning for which 
he is so well known. With the end 
of this academic year, Prof. Mer- 
riam is retiring. 

"I guess the one thing I will 
miss the most," he said, "will be 
simply working with students. After 
all, they are really what teaching 
is all about. I have always felt 
concerned about a student's wel- 
fare — particularly those less able. 
So I've always kept the 'heat' on 

them, especially in the basic me- 
chanics courses. These courses 
are fundamental. For an engineer 
to be competent, he must not only 
have learned this material but 
also the discipline of his mind. 
This latter aspect is perhaps even 
more important." 

What about our current crop of 
undergraduates, we asked. Have 
we cause for concern? "I don't 
think so," he replied. "Remember, 
what we read about in the papers 
only represents a small minority. 
It's the great silent majority of 
students whom we should think 
about. In my courses our students 
continue to do a competent job 
and the top ten percent may even 
be better than their predecessors — 
although we won't know the answer 
to thut for 10 or 20 years." 

When we asked about his most 
satisfactory experience, "K.G." re- 
lit his pipe and pondered for a 
few moments. "I can't pinpoint 
any one thing," he said. "Cer- 
tainly working with the many stu- 
dents who took the aero option 
during the 30 years we offered it 
here in the M.E. Dept. was re- 
warding. But I think of something 
more than that program . . . it's 
rather simple, yet difficult to con- 
vey in words — but what I believe 
has been my most satisfactory ex- 
perience has been my association 
with the college during this period. 
The students, my colleagues on the 
faculty, the courses I taught: these 
are all part of it — but what I refer 
to is something more. 

"You know, at the conclusion of 
World War II every faculty member 
who had left the college to enter 
the service returned to Tech. That's 
quite remarkable. I remember ask- 
ing Harry Feldman of the Chemis- 
try Dept. about it — he said, 'I 
guess it's a way of life here at Tech.' 

"The college has always had 
integrity and high standards. And 
the college has always backed its 
faculty. Without any pretentious- 
ness, W.P.I, has quietly fostered 

I HI Jul UN VI. 

what has been a policy of academic 
freedom at its best. There are 
not many colleges which, when 
looking back on the last 45 years, 
can make that statement." 

While we talked with K.G. (whom 
we, along with many of you, had 
enjoyed in class), it occurred to 
us that with his retirement another 
of the tenuous links with the past 

was being severed. The daily 
quizzes in his courses, the note- 
book that each of us kept, the 
periodic conferences with him in 
his office, the feeling of respect 
and willingness to work a little 
harder than we normally would; all 
of these thoughts crossed our mind. 
And we also thought of all the 
many, many students whom he has 

helped educate. They are, in a 
way, an extension of this man in 
the world today. And, although 
we didn't say it to him (for we 
know him well enough to know 
he would prefer it otherwise) we 
thought that in manner singular 
to him, he is perhaps influencing 
our society far more than either 
of us realized. 

Robert D. Behn, '63, Edits New Book 

Robert D. Behn, '63, is a versa- 
tile alumnus of many talents. After 
receiving his degree in physics from 
the college in 1963, he went on 
to study at Harvard University, 
where he received his masters in 
engineering in 1965 and his Ph.D. 
in decision and control in 1968. 
Since that time he has been re- 
search director and a member of 
the National Governing Board of 
the Ripon Society. It is in this 
latter capacity that we write of 
him today, for he has just edited 
a book entitled The Lessons of 
Victory, published by Dial. Quot- 
ing from the book review which 
appeared in the New York Times 
on April 26 : " The Lessons of Victory, 
an investigation in depth by Repub- 
licans of the campaign of 1968, 
makes that campaign more exciting 
than it is in memory, and than it 
was, I suspect, in fact. . . For the 
analysis of the race, from the stir- 
rings of the contenders . . . the 
speeches made (and not made), 
the strategy and tactics all make 
for fascinating reading, not merely 
as history, but as a chapter in the 
American art of politics. If you 
followed the campaign at all last 
year, you will find the Ripon So- 
ciety's recapitulation an interest- 
laden document, much like a trave- 
logue of a city you have visited 

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and recall vividly. . . The Ripon 
Society was founded in 1962 in 
Cambridge, Mass., by a group of 
Republicans to provide 'the GOP 
with political ideas that contribute 
to the American dialogue.' 

"The Lessons of Victory, written, 
incidentally, by various hands, deals 
very little with victory. It's not 
a cry of 'Look, how we beat them,' 
but a wry comment on 'Look, how 
we almost blew it.' The authors 
are troubled by the fact that the 
enormous advantages that the Re- 
publicans had at the start did not 
yield comparable results at the end. 
It wasn't that Americans didn't 

want change, they say, as that they 
began to feel that Nixon couldn't 
give it to them. . . These subordi- 
nate themes as well as the major 
ones are explored with shrewd 
judgment and an insider's knowl- 
edge of the facts in this penetrating 

Bob continues his interest in 
W.P.I. He has served this past 
year as program chairman for the 
Boston Alumni Chapter and is also 
currently treasurer of the Cluverius 
Society, the Alumni Interfraternity 
Council of the college. He and his 
wife, Judith, are living in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Holbrook, '44, Aids Research 

A grant of $25,000 to establish 
a research program at the college 
has been donated by Harrison E. 
Holbrook, Jr., '44, his brother, 
Kenneth W., and his sisters, Miss 
Gertrude L. and Mrs. Phyllis V. 
Ervin. The grant honors their 
late father, Harrison E. Holbrook, 
Sr., founder of H. E. Holbrook 
Drop Forge Co., Worcester. 

The announcement was made by 
the Forging Industry Educational 
and Research Foundation, whose 
prospective educational and re- 
search work the grant will support. 

The foundation will handle the dis- 
bursement of the funds to Worces- 
ter Tech. 

Harrison E. Holbrook, Jr., '44 is a 
native of Worcester. He majored in 
mechanical engineering at the col- 

Since graduation he has worked 
at his father's firm, becoming presi- 
dent and treasurer in 1958. The 
company became a division of 
Providence Steel and Iron Co., Inc., 
in 1968. At that time, Holbrook 
became semi-retired and took up 
residence in Marco Island, Fla. 


Alumni Fund Sets New 


By the time alumni will read 
this story, the 1968-69 Annual 
Alumni Fund will be history. As 
we go to press, the totals are $119,- 
824.61 from 2,976 contributors. In 
addition, some $14,212.82 in cor- 
porate matching gifts can be added 
to the amount raised. 

When compared to the previous 
fund in 1967-68, the past year's 
effort will represent a gain in both 
dollars and donors. Last year's 
total was $125,850.24 with some 
2,713 alumni contributing. 

"This support comes at a time 
when unrest and campus disturb- 
ances are sweeping the country. 
Thus it is doubly important in 
that it illustrates the depth of 

loyalty of W.P.I, alumni," said 
Irving James Donahue, Jr., '44, 
Chairman of the Fund Board. 

"We cannot rest on our laurels," 
he continued. "The needs of the 
college are very great. Scholarship 
aid continues to be a problem. It 
is in this area that alumni have 
traditionally aided the college. In 
next year's fund we hope to be able 
to increase our support." 

The latest totals indicate that 
the Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter con- 
tinues in the lead. More than 57% 
of the alumni living within the 
chapter have contributed to the 
fund. The chairman of the pro- 
gram is Donald M. McNamara, '55. 

Following Pittsburgh is the Rhode 

Island Chapter, with 48% partici- 
pating, and the Cleveland Chapter, 
with 43%. The respective area 
chairmen are Otto A. Wahlrab, '54, 
and David A. Pratt, '56. 

Class totals were not available at 
press time and will be covered in 
the next issue. 

Chairman Donahue noted one dis- 
turbing aspect; namely, the drop in 
percentage of alumni contributing 
to the fund. "We know that in 
1963-64, the last fund before the; 
Centennial Fund, some 46% of 
alumni participated. In the first 
program after the Centennial Fund, 
last year's program, 30% con- 
tributed. This past year the figure 
will be over 30%. Obviously, some- 
thing has occurred in those inter- 
vening years, 1964—67, that has 
caused this percentage drop. Frank- 
ly, we are not sure what is the 
cause. We would welcome any 
thoughts that you may have. Ad- 
dress your comments to me in 
care of the Alumni Association at 
W.P.I., zip code 01609." 


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Worcester, Massachusetts 01606 U.S.A. 

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Reunion Roundup 


The shadows lengthen! 

Only two of the old guard of the Class 
of 1904, Roberts and Rankin, got together 
for their annual reunion on Friday, June 

Webber, who was with us last year, 
wrote that physical infirmities prevented 
him from leaving Florida to come north 
this year. As the ranks grow thinner, two 
members, Darling and Howland, have 
died since our last meeting. No word was 
received from any other classmates. 

After a trip around the campus to see 
the new developments there, the two old 
timers settled down at the Worcester 
Country Club to quietly reminisce on past 
glories and present pains. 

With the ladies, Myrtle Roberts and 
Ethel Rankin, there were four to enjoy 
the good food at the club and to share the 
joys of fellowship which have grown 
stronger over the years. 

Alfred E. Rankin, Secretary 


The Class of 1908 did not attempt to 
stage a formal Class Reunion this year, 
having attained their goal of the 60th 
Reunion last year. However, Reunion 
Luncheon on the Hill was attended by 
Mrs. Robert H. Goddard, Mrs. H. Clayton 
Kendall, Herbert Carleton, Leon Hitch- 
cock, and Donald Simonds. 

Donald D. Simonds, Secretary 


We made our headquarters and en- 
joyed our Class Reunion Dinner at the 
Worcester Holiday Inn, which we found 
very satisfactory. Friday afternoon we 
scattered to visit old scenes and friends. 
Gone, alas, from Front Street is Poli's, 
where the unregenerate (no '09'ers) used 
to drop peanuts on the bald heads below. 
Fortunately, we were given maps showing 
the new buildings, or we would hardly 
have known where we were. 

Friday evening we met for dinner with 
many a "Do you remember" and "What 
about Joe." At table were Mr. and Mrs. 
George Barratt; Mr. and Mrs. Lester 
Carter; Mrs. Dorothy Gates, daughter of 
Arthur Greenwood (Arthur was a cousin 
of Mrs. Carter); Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred 
Jones; Mr. and Mrs. El win Kidder; 
Joseph Schofield; Ralph Whitmore; and 
his grandson, Thomas Brazeau. 

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thanks for word from those unable to be 
with us. 

After a short business meeting and 
general "gab fest" we all enjoyed dinners 
from the regular menu which were tradi- 
tionally good. Following dinner and more 
talk which included delight that our flag 
pole and 1911 banner once more graced 


Frank Aguirre in Florida and Frank 
Hawkes in California both had plane 
tickets to the show, but both landed in 
bed with sudden illnesses. There were 
many expressions of regret for them and 
that slow recuperation from a recent opera- 
tion kept Frank Roys at home and that a 
relapse had taken Jerry Howe to a nursing 
home again. 

Saturday morning the mechanics in our 
group made the pilgrimage to ChafBns 
and were again astonished at the great 
changes there. We were back on the Hill 
in time for the ritual of class pictures 
before the Alumni Luncheon. We were 
joined there by Mrs. Claire Dugdale, who 
had driven up from New York to join her 
father, Ralph Whitmore. 

Ralph D. Whitmore 


The Class of 1911 held its annual re- 
union (the 58th) on Friday evening, June 
6, at the Sterling Inn, Sterling, Mass. 

Five classmates attended with the wives 
of four and, as a special guest, Mrs. "Pat" 

The party was composed of the follow- 
ing: Mr. and Mrs. "Dave" Carpenter, 
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Reid, Mr. and Mrs. 
"Bill" (Clarence) Taft, Mr. LeRoy 
Holden, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Chace. 

Letters from some members who could 
not attend were passed around and our 

the West Campus, the party broke up to 
travel home in a heavy thundershower. 

Howard P. Chace, President 


There were ten of us at the dinner at 
the Marlboro Country Club, one less than 
last year, as follows: Joseph and Helen 
Granger, Eugene and Gertrude Powers, 
Henry and Madeline Rickett, Leon and 
Margaret Treadwell, Edward Tucker, and 
Harrison Brown. These are the ones who 
meet almost every year. On Saturday 
we were joined by James and Henrietta 
Shea, making 12 at the luncheon. 

The Herbert Foster Taylor Student 
Aid Fund has already been reported to 
class members: The principal, now 
$16,522.94, cannot be touched but there 
is $3,475.78 available for use when needed. 

Eight more have died during the year, 
the latest being Wilfred Peel on May 23. 
This makes a loss of 20 in two years and 
leaves the present membership 37. An- 
swers to our questionnaire gave us contact 
with 25 members; over two-thirds. 

Eric Benedict is very active in civic 
affairs, carpentry, plumbing, entertaining 
grandchildren, and Florida in the winter. 
He was invited to be a deacon of his 
church but in humility he declined. He 
sent a bulletin of the church in Harwich- 
port for May 25 in which it was noted that 
the chancel flowers were in memory of 


Wallace Montague given by Mrs. Mon- 
tague. Howard King is in Scarborough, 
Maine, for the summer. He has had 
trouble with his eyes so that he has 
difficulty in seeing clearly three feet away. 
He can't read newspaper headlines. His 
son and family now live with him and his 
daughter-in-law does his reading for him. 
He does all his writing on the typewriter 
in hopes of hitting the right keys. But 
we may yet see him at a reunion. Holman 
Waring is one of our busy bees having 
given six lectures to universities and pro- 
fessional engineers on water pollution in 
eight states in the Ohio River Valley. 
You may wonder what an engineering- 
consultant to Camp Fire Girls can be. A 
proposed dam was in danger of causing a 
large girls' camp to be condemned. Hol- 
man consulted with the Washington 
engineers and succeeded in getting the 
dam location changed and the camp 
saved. He offers the advice: Associate 
with youth but don't try to keep up with 
them. Nibs Taylor has written two lively 
letters telling how he overcame a spell of 
depression after a hospital siege and re- 
gained his usual poise to operate a fleet of 
home electrical machines. I had never 
heard of an electric hoe but he has it. His 
advice is to keep well and reasonably 
happy. Don't worry about the new gener- 
ation; they will come through just as we 
did. Johnny Beck is a real Floridiau ami 
keeps busy with his trees, plants, and 
flowers. His activities include the local 
Sigma Xi. Tech may be the only tie left 
with the north but it is a strong one. 

Carl Norton has I n one from whom we 

have heard little so it was a pleasure to 
get his letter. He is still active with golf. 


bridge, etc. and spends time with children 
and grandchildren. Harland Stuart has 
written before of the many activities in 
which he is engaged. We cautiously sug- 
gest that, now that Ike Eisenhower is 
gone some of the leadership of the highly 
historic town of Gettysburg has fallen on 
Harland. (This may be truer than we 
realize.) Vaughn Griffin is another 
Floridian who keeps occupied. But he 
mentions recent trips to New England, 
Canada, the Southwest, and Mexico. He 
advises that keeping busy with projects 
will make the most of sunset years. 
Clinton Smith is still connected with the 
local Transit company. After cataract 
operations, he is unable to drive but is 

happy he is able to read again. In January, 
1968, Ralph Norton fractured a hip. After 
recovery he enjoyed a few weeks in 
Florida but in August he fell again and 
fractured the other hip. He was able to 
return home for Christmas but is still in 
a wheel chair. Our President, Joe Granger, 
still attends his office or travels for high- 
way and hospital connections. Jim Shea 
seems to be on the board of half the col- 
leges in New England (perhaps I exagger- 
ate). Frank McGowan and Leon Tread- 
well are still active in business. Frank 
Plaisted, Roger Towne, and Guy Whitney 
had little to report beyond the record of 
children and grandchildren which all mem- 
bers listed. The letter from George 
Clifford came after the reunion. He is 
not very successful in his hobby of avoid- 
ing doctors and hospitals. Finally, 
Secretary-Treasurer Harrison Brown is like 
a one-armed paper hanger with desk work 
for the same double office in three other 

If I may be able to sum up the general 
attitude: There are drawbacks which 
make life less comfortable than before, if 
no more than glasses, false teeth, hearing 
aids, and shiny domes, but we are able to 
surmount them and really enjoy our 
golden years. 

At our 50th in 1962, 1912 adopted a 
policy of inviting widows of our members 
to all our reunions. They also receive 
copies of all letters sent out to the class 
which they do appreciate as indicated by 
a few answers received each year. This 
year the following responded: Mrs. Lester 
Greene (Sylvia), Mrs. Archibald Hossack 
(Doris), Mrs. Harold Nickerson (Marl 
jorie), and Mrs. Joseph Roberts (Anna). 
Mrs. William Turner (Jessie) wrote in 


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February giving the details of Bill's sudden 
death. Mrs. Harris Rice (Geneva) ex- 
pressed her appreciation of the gift by the 
1912 class of the book entitled "Theory of 
sets" to the W.P.I. Mathematics Depart- 
nent in memory of Harris Rice, former 
lead of that department. 

Harrison G. Brown, Secretary 


What a marvelous and enjoyable time 
xe did have, the Class of 1914, at our 
ii5th Reunion in West Brookfield held on 
Friday and Saturday, June 6th and 7th, 
if this year, 1969. 

To Mike Dufault and Ernie Hedstrom, 
md their wives, we extend our sincere 
hanks for the hard work they did to make 
iur party a success. Both of them arrived 
iar]y in the morning to greet the class at 
he Copper Lantern Motor Lodge, a 
ovely, clean, modern and comfortable 
establishment just a short distance from 
he Salem Cross Inn, where we later 
lathered to enjoy a substantial lunch in a 
irivate dining room at 12:45 p.m. 

Following a leisurely meal, we ad- 
ourned back to the motel for an afternoon 
■f relaxation, visits with friends, and card 
ilaying by the bridge experts of the 
^lass. Since it was a lovely sunny day, 
aany of us sat in groups in the comfortable 
■utdoor chairs on the green lawn out back, 
nd just talked, asking and answering 
[uestions about ourselves, and speculating 
bout the world of today. 

At six o'clock we again returned to the 
ialem Cross Inn where, in a spacious 
irivate room, an interesting cocktail hour 
?as thoroughly enjoyed. Following this 
riendly hour of talk, the Inn once again 
>ut on a delicious meal, a roast beef 
inner, well and properly served. Our 
pecial guests for the evening, Lesley Small 
rom Spencer, and her brother, Jimmy, a 
?ech man himself, as her escort, were 
Teatly enjoyed by our group. 

Lesley, age 18, is one of the first coeds 
t Tech. For her Freshman year, she 
veraged a 4.0, which means all "A's" in 
er studies. Those of us who remembered 
ack to our own Freshman year, when so 
aany worked so hard to obtain only 
assing marks in some of our courses, took 

real look of respect at this beautiful, but 
lodest young lady. Asked after the 
inner, why she had decided on Tech, she 
rose and briefly gave some interesting 
sasons for her choice. Incidentally, 

rother Jimmy is also a 4.0 man and he, 
oo, was regarded with real esteem by 
he members of our group. 

President Dufault then presented Lesley 
dth a sealed envelope, which he informed 

er contained some green pieces of paper 

rom the Class of 1914. She could use 

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them, he told her, in any way that a 
young college student thought appropri- 
ate. On a motion of a member of the 
Class, she was unanimously voted the 
"Honorary Sweetheart" of the Class of 1914. 

At the short business meeting following 
our guests' departure, President Dufault 
discussed and explained some of the details 
of the Class fund which our Class had 
given to the College at our 50th Reunion 
in 1964. He explained that an additional 
one hundred dollars had apparently been 
contributed by someone in the interim 

At the conclusion of the business meet- 
ing, Mary and Earl Hughes showed inter- 
esting and lovely moving pictures taken 
on their recent trip this year around the 
world. In her story, Mary took us to see 
the wild animals of Africa, parts of India, 
such as Bombay, the lovely Taj Mahal, 
the city of Hong Kong, and to many other 
exotic places of the globe that we read 
about but never see. A round of ap- 
plause, as a thank you to Mary and Earl 
ended our 55th Reunion Dinner. 

Saturday morning the ladies of the West 
Brookfield Congregational Church put on 
an excellent and tasty breakfast in their 
lovely white church opposite the village 
green. Following breakfast most of us 
went back to Tech to stroll around the 
grounds, meet and talk to friends from 
other classes, and to attend the meeting 
of the Fifty Year Associates. After the 
usual picture taking, our Class was well 
represented at the Alumni Dinner in 
Morgan Hall. 

Not all of us were present at all meetings 
and all places at the same time, but there 

were 24 people who sat at our Reunion 
Dinner Friday night at the Salem Cross 
Inn, plus our two guests. All told there 
were 25 members, including wives who 
came to the Reunion. 

The following members and wives of 
our class attended our Reunion: Ray and 
Lou Crouch, Jack and Rhea Desmond, 
Mike and Chris Dufault, Paul Glover, Al 
and Anna Hedlund, Ernie and Bertha 
Hedstrom, Bud and Dorothy Hennessy, 
Earl and Mary Hughes, Salt and Anne 
Knowlton, Kirt and Eleanor Marsh, 
George and Alice Smith, Clayt and Marion 
Wilcox, Chet Inman, and Horace Cole. 

Fifty-five years out of Tech is a long, 
long time! We are no longer young, but at 
least all of us felt that way at our party. 
I am sure that not one of us had any 
regrets in coming. 

We made it, but who back in 1914 ever 
thought we would? For that matter what 
one of us ever even considered such an 
absurd figure? Fifty-five years? Who 
would even want to be alive after fifty-five 
years? But we are alive! And we still do 
enjoy life and boy did we enjoy our Re- 
union, every single one of us! 

We are indeed grateful for our ability 
to attend. We are also grateful to our 
college which gave us the education to 
permit us to lead useful, happy, profitable, 
and worthwhile lives in the communities 
in which we chose to live and work. 

Since the year of our graduation in 1914, 
many of our classmates have died, a few 
have never returned, and some have re- 
turned only a few times. Those of us who 
regularly come back think about you who 
do not. We hold you all in kindly esteem 


and we wish we could see you. We send 
you, everyone who is living, our friendly 
and fraternal best wishes. 

Eli/wood N. "Bud" Hennessy, 

The Class of 1919 held its 50th reunion 
dinner at the Worcester Country Club 
through the hospitality of John Coghlin 
on Friday evening, June 6th. Forty-four 
people, including 24 classmates with their 
wives, enjoyed a steak dinner preceded by 
a cocktail hour. 

We observed a moment of silence in 
memory of deceased members. 

A few letters were read from classmates, 
including one from Hobart Whitney of 
Pensacola, Florida. He said he was un- 
able to make the trip because he had 
broken his back a year and a half ago. 
Today he gets around quite well. Burton 
Marsh decided not to come because of 
pressing work activity in Washington. A 
letter from Mrs. Judah Humphrey told us 
that Judah, our Class President, was phys- 
ically unable to attend reunions and re- 
quested that we elect a permanent Presi- 
dent this year. We then unanimously 
elected Dr. George R. Rich as President. 

Each classmate was called on to intro- 
duce his wife and tell briefly of his last 
occupational engagement and his present 
retirement status. 

I introduced George R. Rich who talked 
on "Embarrassing Moments in the Life of 
an Engineer." His extensive activity of a 
lifetime on some of the largest hydro- 
electric projects in the world made a most 
interesting period of entertainment. 

Since it was getting late, our further 
plans of showing project pictures was 

given up and we went our several ways in 
the pouring rain. 

The Wachusett Motor Lodge was the 
living headquarters for all who had come 
from a distance so we started from there 
for a tour of the campus on Friday morn- 
ing. The trip included a visit to the 
Harrington Auditorium and athletic build- 
ing which was amply described by the 
campus guard. Next was a visit to the 
new George C. Gordon Library where we 
were conducted by a lovely young lady 
through the various department rooms. 
We completed our tour with a trip to the 
Alden Research Laboratories at Chaffins 
Village in Holden. A graduate student 
guide, a native of Colombia, S.A., ex- 
plained the various projects, each in its 
own building as well as several setups out- 
side for nuclear river heating problems for 
Vernon, Vt., and the Northfield pumped 
storage project. Most of our group had 
not seen the new Laboratory, a surpris- 
ingly ample, modern structure of concrete 
and brick which includes a large lecture 
room, ample office space, study rooms, 
and a large research building. 

Luncheon at the Franklin Manor was 
attended by about 28 graduates and their 
wives and President Harry P. Storke. 
After lunch he talked to us of some of the 
problems and happy solutions which have 
marked his seven years as President of the 

During the afternoon a group went to 
Westboro to the home of Howard Foster to 
see his very beautiful formal gardens, his 
pool, and naturalized wooded area with 
its lovely walk and unusual trees. Some 
played golf and others went back to the 
campus for an extended look. 


The class has not had a reunion since 
our 40th in 1959. 

I expect the graduate coming from the 
greatest distance was Robert Peterson and 
his wife who came from Pineland, Florida. 

Saturday morning the class was wel- 
comed into the "Fifty-year Associates" at 
their meeting in Daniels Hall. 

Group pictures were taken of the class 
of 1919 with their wives. Each person 
wore a replica of a World War I helmet 
which was adopted as a symbol of identi- 
fication for the class. They were made of 
plastic. The mold was made by Mayo's 
youngest son, Nathan. After casting, the 
helmets were painted and finished by the 
Mayos. Our class had been broken up 
because many were drafted into World 
War I. A few were able to return to 
graduate with their class of 1919 but 
others had to wait to be graduated in 1920. 

Luncheon for the honored classes was 
held in Morgan Hall. 

Our class was awarded the Attendance 
Cup for having the highest percentage 
(computer calculated) of members present. 
The cup was accepted by President Rich 
and will be kept at the Institute. 

Robert Sessions, class gift chairman, an- 
nounced that the Class of 1919 is making 
a gift of over $70,000 to be equally divided, 
one-half for the purchase of books for the 
Gordon Library and the other half for the 
establishment of a Harry P. Storke 
Scholarship Fund. More than one-half of 
this amount was given by a classmate, 
Leland Durkee, who recently passed away. 
We have been told that this was the 
largest amount ever given by a class. 
This is ample evidence of the extensive 
effort of Sessions and Coghlin in soliciting 
the members for this class gift. 

The classmates attending the luncheon 
were each presented a beautifully mounted 
50th year diploma by President Storke. 

The class disbanded after the luncheon. 
Many stayed for other graduation activi- 
ties and others returned to their homes. 

Howakd A. Mayo, 
Corresponding Secretary 

The Class of 1924 returned to the Pub- 
lick House iii Sturbridge for tin- Forty- 
fiftli reunion on the evening of June 6th. 
After a social hour anil dinner, Helge 
Johnson very casually conducted a busi- 
ness meeting with the enthusiastic cc* 
operation of Norman Alberti, and the 
members of tin- class present. Two second 
string treasurers. Hooper and Storms, weN 
nominated and elected by acclaim bj tin' 
others present. This atmosphere was not 
conducive to the appointment of a com- 
mittee for the important upcoming 50th, 
•.,, Beige took the matter under advise- 


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merit. The less serious part of the evening 
program was handled by Norman Alberti. 
All of the wives present gave brief family 
histories mainly concerned with children 
and grandchildren. Then the men were 
allowed to recount their activities outside 
the home. It turned out that while many 
were officially retired they were all keeping 
very busy and happy withal. 

The class members attended by their 
wives were Norman Alberti, Solon Bart- 
lett, Edward Burke, Thomas Counihan, 
Warren Fish, Leslie Hooper, Harry Hurd, 
Helge Johnson, Frank Linsley, Clarence 
McElroy, Arthur Miller, Paul Ronca, 
Albert Storms, John Styffe, and Donald 
Wilson. Carrol Tucker and Ray Wilcox 
were unattended. 

Preparations have been started and we 
are all looking forward to our fiftieth. 

Leslie J. Hooper 


Thirty-six members and wives of the 
1929 class conducted their 40th reunion 
at the Publick House, Sturbridge, on June 

Prof. Kenneth J. Merriam and Mrs. 
Merriam, who had been guests at 1929's 
10th reunion, were repeat guests of honor. 
Prof. Merriam, who goes on emeritus 
status this year, called the roll of many of 
the faculty familiar to '29'ers in their stu- 
dent days. He recounted some of the 
early history of the first class to take the 
aero option (1929 of course) at Tech, in 
keeping with the aerospace theme of the 

We only wish more of that famous first 
class could have been with us to enjoy 
Prof. Merriam's recollections and to cele- 
brate the occasion. He brought a marvel- 


ous collection of aero option memorabilia 
to the reunion and some of the pictures 
were a revelation to the reunion's high 

The committee in charge was: Stephen 
Donahue, chairman: Francis Kennedy, 
Milton Labonte, Carl Carlson, Andrew 
O'Connell, Diran Deranian, and Francis 
Wiesman. They came up in their usual 
style with a fine banquet and a heart- 
warming evening for the young in heart 
'29'ers. The favors were a gold Tech tie 
bar for the gents and a gold Tech medallion 
for the ladies. 

Other class members present were 
Frederick Baldwin, Wayne Berry, Nathan- 
iel Clapp, William Crosby, Boris Dephoure, 

Lester Frank, Holbrook Horton, Bernard 
Joseph, Harold Richmond, Richard Stone, 
and Russell Wiley. Arthur Knight pre- 
sided. Labonte was elected chairman of 
the next one. 

Boris Dephoure traveled the greatest 
distance to the reunion, from Florida, and 
Mrs. Arthur Knight took home to Water- 
ford, Vt., the trophy for grandmother the 
most times. 

The class of 1929 was runner-up for the 
attendance trophy at the alumni luncheon, 
figured on a percentage basis of class en- 
rollment (1919, celebrating its 50th, was 
the winner). 

The '29 class set the style for identifica- 
tion at the activities on the Hill, a six-inch 
lapel button, with a big you-know-what 
numeral in the middle. No more hats and 
canes for this bunch. 



Pleasant Valley Country Club was the 
scene of the 35th reunion for the Class of 
1934. This spot was a beautiful setting 
including both the course and the club- 
house. None of the class took advantage 
of an opportunity to play on the famous 

However, everyone showed great en- 
thusiasm at the pre-prandial libation and 
later with fabulous roast beef and lobster. 
We had no formal program but lots and 
lots of delightful talk about old times 
and present activities. Tory and Tony 
Cowal showed some wonderful color 
movies of our previous reunions. We had 
a total of 40 including class members, 
wives, and guests. 

Members attending were: Luther 
Leavitt, Ev Sellew, Warren Davenport, 



John Birch, Ed Rothemich, Tony Cowal, 
Charlie McEIroy, Warren Snow, Howard 
Whittum, Bert Anderson, Paul Sullivan, 
Bert Hammarstrom, Bill Burpee, Gus 
Larson, Joe Flanagan, Harold Bell, 
Charley Frary, Charley Dayton, Howard 
Stockwell, Warren Burns, Don Vibber. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Birch had as their 
guest Miss Dale Mclnnis of Lagonillas, 
Venezuela, a student at Cushing Academy, 
Ashburnham, Massachusetts. 

Howard Whittum 


The 30 members of the Class of 1939, 
including wives, who met for the 30th 
reunion at the Pleasant Valley Country 
Club, agreed unanimously that no one 
there had changed a bit. It is assumed 
that any change must be in the ones that 
could not make it! An informal cocktail 
hour and dinner was held after several 
members enjoyed the famous and beauti- 
ful Pleasant Valley golf course. Dr. and 
Mrs. Schwieger were guests, and Al 
brought us up to date with a short talk 
on changes in college thinking, as well as 
growth in numbers and physical plant. 

Jake and Mrs. Hagopian won the prize 
for coming the farthest (California), al- 
though the winner had to be decided by 
lottery, since three others came from 
there, too. Bud and Mrs. Jacques won 
the prize for the newest grandchild, and 
Bob and Mrs. Martin flew off (to West 
Palm Beach) with the door prize. 

On Saturday, after the official school 
festivities, about 20 members again met. 
this time for a cocktail hour and buffet at 
Brad Ordway's home in Sturbridge. 

The committee heard from mam who 

could not come, but we hope that the 
next time around there will be less conflict 
with weddings and graduations, and more 
will be able to join in the fun. 


The reunion of the Class of 1944 was 
just great. 

A small group of loyal members who 
obviously had plenty of leisure time on 
their hands worked in a pleasant after- 
noon of golf on Friday at Wachusett 
Country Club. The planning committee 
thought that a few people might come in 
to Worcester early; so Kim and Betty 
Woodbury offered to open their home for 
the few who might want to drop in. About 

50 showed up, which turned out to be an 
enjoyable warm-up for the big day on 
Saturday, especially for the Woodburys. 

Saturday dawned clear and bright, and 
the members of the class showed up not 
so clear and bright for the class picture 
about 11 o'clock. Lenny Israel had made 
arrangements for the fancy straw hats 
that you see in the picture. As you can 
also see, none of the members of the class 
have changed a bit in the last 25 years. 
So there was a good deal of friendly 
chatter before we adjourned to Morgan 
Hall for the Alumni Luncheon. Our 
class dominated the hall, at which a few 
other classes were modestly represented. 
Naturally, the Class of '44 was honored 
as one of the reunion classes, but un- 
fortunately Jim Donahue was called on 
to make his remarks following the 50-year 
class. Their remarks were brief — limited 
simply to their announcement that they 
were pledging $70,000 to the school. At 
that point Jim was ready to crawl out of 
the room rather than announce our class 
gift. Jim made some pleasant remarks, 
and announced our class pledge of $4,000 
based somehow on the $1,700 or so that 
had been turned in up to that point. Jim 
sure will appreciate any further help you 
can give him to keep him honest, and out of 
hock. Then to add to our indignity, the 
50-year class took the prize for the highest 
percentage in attendance. 

In the afternoon we toured the mag- 
nificent new Harrington Field House and 
the impressive new Gordon Library which 
will be filled with books contributed from 
the Class of '44 gift. 

But then came the best — the banquet 
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evening starring Jim Donahue supported 

by Erl Lagerholm as his straight man. 

There were informal anecdotes related by 

a number of members, including Al Larkin, 

Bill Raymond, Hal Blake, and Doctor 

(People Doctor) Al Harder and his People 

Doctor wife. Then there were the lively 

debates about the outstanding members 

of the class as follows: 

Came the farthest: Nick Economou from 

Salt Lake City 

Came the shortest: Chris Terpo (1 mile) 

and Kim Woodbury (J"2 mile) 

Most kids: Bud Mellor (11) 

Most Grandchildren: Bud Holbrook (5) 

Newest father: John Bjork (5 months) 

Longest sideburns: Nick Economou (4 

inches long and 2 inches wide) 

Least Hair: Jim Dashner 

And so it went, long into the pleasant 

On Saturday, the Class of 1944 25th 
reunion yearbooks, a collection of the 
questionnaires returned to the committee, 
were distributed, and they make fascinat- 
ing reading. If you would like one, they 
can be purchased, as long as they last, from 
the Alumni Office for $5.00. I highly 
recommend it, and it will help bail out 
Jim on the class pledge. 

Like I said, the reunion of the Class of 
'44 was just great. 

1944 Class Picture 
Class members, starting front row, left 
to right: 

1st row: Hal Blake, Jim Donahue, Jim 
Dashner, Buzz Gerber, Joe Marcus, Dave 
Field, Bill Raymond, John Patterson. 

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2nd row: Bud Holbrook, Al Harder, 
Howie Swenson, Chris Terpo, Kim Wood- 
bury, Dimi Dimitroff, John Bjork, Dick 

3rd row: Dick Merrell, Lenny Israel, Joe 
Gibson, Sherm Campbell, Gordon Ander- 
son, Einar Eriksen. 

4th row: Nick Economou, Roy Baharian, 
Rosie Rosenthal, Al Larkin, John Lebour- 
veau, Miles Roth, Paul Pressel, Lag 

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near future the Alumni Association 
should be made directly responsible 
to the development office of the 
college. He stated that it was his 
belief that this was in the best 
interests of all concerned. 

The Council voted to reduce next 
year's appropriation of scholarships 
to the college to a minimum of 
$10,000 and a maximum of $21,000, 
providing funds are available. It 
had been the policy to appropriate 
the equivalent of ten full scholar- 
ships for more than a decade. The 
reduction was made in order to 
balance the budget. 

A petition for alumni living in 
the Wilmington (Dela.) area for the 
establishment of a chapter was 

In other business, the Council 
heard reports of committees on ad- 

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missions, redisricting, finance, The 
Journal, placement, chapter pro- 
grams, and the President's Planning 

On the previous day, the Alumni 
Fund Board held their meeting. At 
this session, they learned that this 
year's Alumni Fund was well on its 
way to setting another record. As 
of June 4, some $112,000 had been 
contributed by 2,741 alumni. This 
represents an increase in both dol- 
lars and donors. The Fund Board, 
in other business, discussed and 
approved the plans for next year's 
Alumni Fund and also recommended 
a program of continuing education. 

Re-elected to the Fund Board by 
the Council were Gordon F. Crow- 
ther, '37, and Irving James Dona- 
hue, Jr., '44. Donahue was re- 
elected Chairman. 


Completed Careers 

Frederic Bonnet, Jr. (Honorary) 

Frederic Bonnet, Jr. died on March 7, 
1969, at Ridley Park, Pa. He was a 
professor emeritus of chemistry at W.P.I., 
where he taught from 1913-1918. Later 
he became technical adviser and director 
of the Standards Dept. of American Vis- 
cose Corp. He was 91 years of age at 
the time of his death. 

Ernest Mosman, '96 

Ernest Mosman, '96, died on March 19, 
1969, at Ridgecrest, Calif. 

Brookline, Mass., was his place of 
birth in 1871. He attended secondary 
school at the Bromfield School in Harvard. 

He held several jobs in the Worcester 
area prior to his employment by the 
Naval Gun Factory in Washington, D.C. 
In 1908 he began work for Suberg Fabric 
and Rubber Co., Cleveland, Ohio. During 
World War I he was a captain in the 
Ordnance Dept. of the Rock Island Ar- 
senal, 111., where he was responsible for 
increasing the output of equipment. 
From 1919 to 1931 he was a staff engi- 
neer for Management Service Co. of 
Chicago, 111. During the 1930's, he was 
self-employed, and in 1940 he became 
associated with the Fairchild Engineering 
Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. He retired in 

He married the former Mary E. Law- 
rence in 1904. They had three sons and 
three daughters. 

In his later years, he has been a faithful 
attender of alumni reunions at W.P.I. 

Charles A. Conant, '01 

Charles A. Conant, '01, died on July 6, 
1967, at McHenry, 111. He lived at 1714 
North Ave. He had been ill with heart 
disease for several years. 

He was born in 1879 at Leominster, 
Mass. He majored in electrical engi- 

Little is known of his business career. 
We do know that he worked with Spooner 
& Merrill, Inc. of Chicago, retiring in 
1948. Until recently he lived in Wil- 
mette, 111. 

John Fanning Hubbard, '06 

John Fanning Jlubbard, '06, died on 
March 18, 1969, at Niagara Falls, On- 
tario, Canada. 

He was born in Canaan, Conn., and 
attended Searls High School in Great 
Harrington, Mass. At W.P.I, he majored 
in electrical engineering. 


He first worked for Westinghouse and 
later for Ontario Power Co. In 1918 
he became a consulting engineer for 
Willis L. Adams, and in 1924 he started 
his own company. In 1939 he became 
an expediter for the Chemical Construc- 
tion Co., and in 1944 an electrical engi- 
neer for The Carborundum Co. In 1949 
he joined the Niagara Electrical Con- 
tractors as office manager and engineer, 
retiring in 1965. 

Mr. Hubbard was a 32nd degree Mason 
and a Shriner. 

His first wife, the former Edna Louise 
Cole, died in 1944. A son, USAF Lt. John 
Hubbard, died in 1955. 

Surviving are his wife, the former 
Sarah Muriel Cole; one daughter, Mrs. 
David Bid well; and three grandsons. 

Clarence M. Stowe, '12 

Clarence M. Stowe, '12, died on January 
28, 1969. He lived in Edwell, N.Y. 

He prepped at Cushing Academy, Ash- 
burnham, Mass., prior to entering W.P.I. 

For many years he was employed by 
the Fred T. Ley Co., and later by the 
firm of Johnson, Drake & Piper, Inc., both 
of New York City. 

Among his survivors is his daughter, 
Mrs. Marion S. Angelo. 

Marius McKarl Nielsen, '25 

Marius McKarl Nielsen, '25, died on 
April 7, 1969, at his winter home on 

Casey Key, Nokomis, Fla., following a 
stroke suffered last September. 

Born and educated in Holyoke, Mass., 
he majored in electrical enginneering at 
Tech. He later received degrees from 
Union Theological Seminary and Colum- 
bia University. 

He worked for Westinghouse for a 
short time and in the early '30's he did 
missionary work in the Far East. He 
became associated with the Unitarian 
Church in 1935 and served as minister 
to various congregations. For the last 
18 summers he was minister of the Stevens 
Memorial Chapel in Vineyard Haven, 
Mass. During the winter he lived in 
Sarasota, Fla., where he founded a church 
in 1955. He was named minister emeritus 
in 1964, when he retired. 

He is survived by his wife, the former 
Lucienne Glorieux Twitchell. 

George Warren Keller, '51 

George Warren Keller, '51, died on 
December 14, 1968, at St. Peter's Hos- 
pital, New Brunswick, N.J. 

A native of Titusville, N.Y., he later 
moved to Trenton, N.J., where he at- 
tended high school. 

At W.P.I, he majored in civil engi- 
neering and was a member of Lambda 
Chi Alpha. 

Upon graduation, he took a job with 
Theodore Loranger & Sons, New Bedford, 
Mass. In 1954 he became a project engi- 
neer in highway design for the firm of 
Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergen- 
doff, New York City. 

He married the former Eunice J. Brad- 
ley in 1951. They had two daughters 
and one son. 


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William R. Wood has let us know that 
he and his wife have moved from Braden- 
ton, Fla., to their son's home in Atlanta, 
Ga., at 22 Woodcrest Ave., N.E. Mr. 
Wood retired in 1950 from the Sao Paulo 
Tramway L. & P. Co. in Brazil. 


In May, Ernest W. Bishop and his 
wife went to live with their daughter, 
Mrs. James M. Finch, Jr., in Hamden, 
Conn., after 40 years in Larchmont, N.Y. 
Mr. Bishop retired from the Western 
Electric Co. in 1952. 


Alton H. Kingman sends the following 
ijnews from Winter Park, Fla.: "Mrs. 
Kingman and I recently moved to the 
Winter Park Towers and very much en- 
joy our new home and newly found friends 
at 1111 S. Lakemont Ave. We feel most 
fortunate to be so near our former home 
and can still retain our many Winter Park 
friends that we have made during the 
past ten years while at 1848 Mizell Ave. 
Except for being a 'little' older, we are 
both well and still enjoy our church and 
club connections. Steven Cutler Howe, 
who arrived in this world last December, 
makes us great-grandparents. Kindest 
regards to all." 


A note from William J. Becker tells us 
that he has moved from Stuart, Fla., 
to Kansas City, Mo. He writes, "Wife 
and I decided we should move closer to 
our children. Our daughter and her hus- 
band with their four children live in 
Kansas City, and our son, William J., Ill, 
with his wife and two children live in 
Ohio. Our daughter's husband is city 
manager of Kansas City, and our son is 
a research chemist." 


Andrew B. Holmsirom, retired vice 
president of Norton Co. in Worcester, 
has been elected to his 14th term as 
president of the Central Massachusetts 
Chapter of the National Safety Council. 


Alexander L. Wilson, who is with the 
Mississippi Valley Structural Steel Co. 
in Melrose Park, 111., tells us that "Alex- 

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ander C. Wilson, great-grandson of 
J. Fred Wilson, class of 1877, was born 
March 18, 1969." . . We have learned 
that Lincoln Thompson has retired from 
Raymond Engineering Inc., where he was 
chairman of the board and chief executive 
officer. He is acting as consultant to the 
company, located in Middletown, Conn. 
Line, who lives in Cheshire, Conn., is 
a trustee of W.P.I. 


We have received the following note 
from Milton A. Bemis: "Retired from 
Pennsylvania Dept. of Highways in late 
1967 and moved to Attleboro, Mass., to 
be near daughter and granddaughters. 
Now working part-time for consulting 
engineers in Boston as traffic engineer, 
designing surveillance and control system 
for all express highways, existing and 
proposed, inside Route 128, except Mass. 


Kenzo Matsuo has retired as an indus- 
trial engineer for the U.S. Army in Japan. 
His home is in Tokyo. 


Married: Clyde W. Hubbard to the 
former Virginia Haley, on June 1, 1968. 
Clyde is with Stone & Webster Engi- 
neering Corp. in Boston, Mass. His 
home is in Nahant. 

Joseph P. Flemming is a self-employed 
educational consultant in Hampton Bays, 
N.Y. . . The executive director of the 
Ludlow (Vt.) Area Chamber of Commerce 
is Kenneth R. Archibald. He and his 
family live in Syracuse, N.Y. . . Howard 
B. Smith, for the past 22 years president 
of the Middletown (Conn.) Savings Bank, 
and the recipient of the 1968 "Outstand- 
ing Citizen Award" in Middletown, has 
moved to a retirement home in Orleans, 
Mass. He reports that his principal 
occupation hereafter will be beach- 


We have learned that Arthur M. Tarbox 
has retired as president and general man- 
ager of Boston & Lockport Block Co., 
E. Boston, Mass. 


John R. Tinker, retired swimming 
coach at Gardner (Mass.) High School, 

recently was honored at two swim meets. 
He served as an honorary referee at the 
23rd Annual Mass. Interscholastic Swim- 
ming and Diving Championship at the 
University of Mass. The event was also 
dedicated to him. At the New England 
Championships at the University of 
New Hampshire, his fellow coaches of the 
New England Interscholastic Swimming 
Association honored him with an engraved 
pewter plate for his outstanding service to 
New England interscholastic swimming. 
He was called "one of the most devoted 
and dedicated coaches within the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts." 


J. Leonard Burnett is now manager 
of composition services at Vail-Ballou 
Press, Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y., where 
he and his family also make their home. . . 
We received the following note from 
James V. Rowley: "Retired in 1968 as 
chief, Quality Assurance Div., Spring- 
field (Mass.) Armory, which was phased 
out in April, 1968. Since retiring, my 
wife and I spent two months in Europe 
and several weeks in Florida this past 
winter. I'm also enjoying our ten grand- 
children." . . The superintendent director 
of the Blackstone Valley Vocational Re- 
gional School District in Massachusetts 
is Paul J. Sullivan. Paul was formerly 
with the Mass. Dept. of Education where 
he was senior supervisor in charge of all 
area redevelopment act training programs 
and manpower development and training 
act programs. . . Continuing with the 
Worcester Foundation for Experimental 
Biology in Shrewsbury, Mass., Dr. Elijah 
B. Romanoff is senior scientist with special 
interest in regulatory mechanisms, par- 
ticularly in reproductive physiology. 


A note from Raymond L. Moeller tells 
us that he "retired March 1 after 34 years' 
service with General Electric. Began 
with G.E. at graduation and had always 
planned to retire at a very early age. 
Essentially all of my working career was 
spent at the W. Lynn (Mass.) plant and 
my last position was manager — professional 
employee relations." Ray has moved to 
Cromwell, Conn. 


Capt. Daniel J. Harrington, 111 has 
retired from the U.S. Navy and is living 
in San Diego, Calif. . . Loring Coes, Jr., 
consultant for the Research and Develop- 
ment Dept., Grinding Wheel Div., of 
Norton Co. in Worcester, has been granted 
his 38th patent by the U.S. Patent Office. 
His latest invention is an apparatus for 
intermittently changing the eccentricity 


of grinding wheels during the grinding 
process. It will reduce the cost and im- 
prove the efficiency of grinding wheel 


B. Allen Benjamin is now professor of 
civil engineering at W.P.I. He has been 
at Tech for six years. . . We received 
the following note from Martin G. Caine: 
"I joined Tenneco Chemicals, Inc., about 
two years ago as V.P. — Administration 
of Tenneco Plastics Div. On July 1, 
1968, 1 was made President of the Tenneco 
Plastics Div., Tenneco Chemicals, Inc., 
with my office in Piscataway, N.J." 
Martin and his family live in Livingston. 
. . "Here is a belated bit of news about 
myself," writes Laurence F. Granger. 
"On December 2, 1968, I joined the Amer- 
ican Iron and Steel Institute as Staff 
Representative for the Committee of Tool 
Steel Producers and the Committee of 
Seamless Specialty Tubing Producers." 
The Institute is located in New York City, 
and Mr. Granger resides in Hartsdale. 


Donald W. Howe, Jr. has been named 
professor of physics at Worcester Tech. 
Don joined the W.P.I, faculty in 1941. . . 
The owner of Swenson's Men's Shop in 
Walpole, Mass., Francis B. Swenson was 
recently elected to the board of directors 
of the Walpole Cooperative Bank. . . 
A. George Mallis is a partner in the firm 
of Mallis, Patterson & Burgener, Archi- 
tects-Engineers, located in Springfield, 
Mass. His home is in Wilbraham. 


Continuing with Stanley Tools Div. 
of The Stanley Works, Robert F. West 
was recently appointed manager of new 
product research in the New Britain 
(Conn.) facility. Bob and his wife, 
Dorothy, and their two children, Karen 
and Lee, reside in W. Simsbury. . . The 
Spencer Turbine Co. of Hartford, Conn., 
has announced the appointment of David 
H. Hunt as vice president. Dave has 
also been elected to the board of directors 
of the company, a manufacturer of turbo 
compressors and vacuum systems. He 
joined Spencer in 1954 as an engineer 
and now holds four patents on mechanical 
devices related to Spencer industrial 
vacuum cleaning equipment. 


Raymond ./. Forkey has been elected 
to the board of directors at Riley Stoker 
Corp. in Worcester. Ray is president 
of Coppus Engineering Corp. and is a 
trustee of W.P.I. . . The owner and man- 

ager of Hafey Air Conditioning Co. is 
Edward E. J. Hafey. The company has 
offices in Concord and San Pablo. . . 
Vernon J. Liberty has joined Magnat 
Corp., Easthampton, Mass., as a sales 
engineer in the Industrial Roll Div. His 
territory includes all of New England 
and New York State, except New York 
City and Long Island. . . Continuing with 
United Shoe Machinery Corp., W. Clark 
Goodchild, Jr. is the senior engineer, 
Special Projects Dept., Central Research 
Div., located in Beverly, Mass. Clark is 
secretary-treasurer of the North Shore 
Alumni Chapter. 


Merrill W. Wright, president of G. F. 
Wright Steel & Wire Co., Worcester, 
was appointed by the Treasury Dept. to 
serve as chairman of the "Share in Amer- 
ica '69" campaign in behalf of the U.S. 
Savings Bonds Program for the Worcester 
area. . . Aetna Life & Casualty of Hart- 
ford, Conn., has announced the promotion 
of J. Philip Berggren to assistant secretary 
in the engineering department, casualty 
and surety division. His previous posi- 
tion was superintendent of technical serv- 
ices. . . We have learned that Donald T. 
Atkinson is manager — aerospace market 
development in General Electric's De- 
fense Programs Div. in Washington, D.C. 
Don's previous title was manager — elec- 
tronic systems field operation. He resides 
in Bethesda, Md. . . Donald F. Palmer, Jr., 
president of Earle Gear and Machine Co. 
and Donegal Steel Foundry Co. of Phila- 
delphia, announced recently that he and 
the president of the Tower Industrial 
Corp. had purchased all the outstanding 
stock of the Wicaco Machine Corp. of 
Philadelphia. Don will be president and 
chief executive officer of the company. . . 
The manager of industrial engineering 
at Raytheon Co.'s Equipment Div. in 
N. Dighton, Mass., is John P. Schultheiss. 
John and his family live in Attleboro. 


Howard C. Warren has been named to 
the board of directors of Riley Stoker 
Corp., of Worcester. Howard is presi- 
dent and founder of Scam Instrument 
Corp. of Skokie, 111. 


Norton Co. of Worcester has announced 
that Arthur H. Medine, Jr. has been 
appointed superintendent of engineering, 
large vitrified products, in the Grinding 
Wheel Div. Art lives in Holden. 


Charles E. Cannon is vice president 
of Coffin & Richardson, Inc., consulting 

engineers, in Boston, Mass. He and his 
family (his wife, Mary, and their three 
children, Susan, Mark, and Mathew) 
live in Sherborn. . . The sales manager 
in the Explosives and Mining Chemicals 
Dept. of American Cyanamid Co., Wayne, 
N.J., is Leslie M. Davis. Les and his wife, 
Dona, have five children: Anne, 16; Evan, 
14; Matt and Tom, 12; and Stephanie, 2. 
Their home is in Mountain Lakes. . . 
Rex Chainbelt, Inc., Milwaukee, Wise, 
recently announced the appointment of 
Alfred F. Larkin, Jr. as president of its 
Conveyor and Power Transmission Divi- 
sions. The divisions are a combination 
of the firm's Chain and Transmission and 
Conveyor Divisions to provide for more 
efficient manufacturing and marketing of 
Rex products. . . "Three Tech men have 
been working for 3 14 years at Communica- 
tions Satellite Corp., Earth Station Imple- 
mentation Div. (Washington, D.C.)," 
writes L. Howard Reagan. "The division 
has 42 people, so the ratio of W.P.I, 
alumni is relatively high. The men are 
William D. Young, '50; Richard J. Mc- 
Bride, '56; and myself. Of the above 
42, 32 have engineering degrees, which 
proves: if you blow in a Tech man's ear, 
smoke will come out the other side!" . . 
Donald E. Buser is now with Allied 
Chemical Corp. in Morristown, N.J. 
He and his family live in Glen Rock. . . 
We received a note from Benjamin B. 
D'Ewart, Jr. which states that he is a 
"Consultant in structural dynamics to 
Bell Aerosystems Co., for a surface effects 
ship to be built in the New Orleans area for 
the Navy and Maritime Commission." . . 
Premier Thread Co. employs Warner H. 
Tabor as a plant engineer in Bristol, R.I., 
where he also makes his home. 


The new director of facilities at Glass- 
boro (N.J.) State College is Robert E. 
Duffy. Bob and his wife, Mary Jane, 
and their two children, Kathleen and 
Kevin, live in Cherry Hill. . . Avco Missile 
Systems Div. in Wilmington, Mass., has 
appointed John A. Templelon director 
of program development. John will be 
responsible for the Division's program 
development and marketing activities 
across a wide range of business areas in- 
cluding operational re-entry systems, en- 
vironmental technology, optical and ma- 
rine systems and industrial services. John, 
his wife Marjorie, and their four children 
live in Wcllesley. 


Philip G. Duffy has been named to 
fill the new position of marketing man- 
ager at Fairbanks Morse Weighing Sys- 
tems Div. of Colt Industries in St. Johns- 


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bury, Vt. Phil will have responsibility 
for all St. Johnsbury and E. Moline prod- 
uct marketing, advertising, national ac- 
counts, and government and export sales. 
He and his family will be moving from 
Trenton, N.J., to St. Johnsbury shortly. 


Paul D. O'Donnell, corporate director 
of manufacturing controls at Westing- 
house Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh, Pa., 
was recently elected president of the 
American Institute of Industrial Engi- 
neers, the world's largest professional 
society for practicing industrial engineers 
. . The vice president of business planning 
and development at Potter Instrument 
! Co., Inc. in Plainvicw, N.Y., is Donald B. 
Tkompson. Don'3 home is in Huntington. 


Dr. Donald C. Eieson of W.P.I.'s Elec- 
trical Engineering Dept. was recently 
promoted to associate professor. Don 
joined the faculty in 1962 as an instruc- 
tor. . . Carl P. Hershfield is now with 
Raytheon Co. in Bedford, Mass. . . Con- 
tinuing with Ingersoll-Rand Co., Arne 
A. Kellstrom is now marketing manager 
in the Air Power Div., Corning, N.Y. 
He and his family live in Elmira. . . 
We received a note from Charles L. 
Loveridge, Jr.: "I am still with Camp, 
Dresser & McKee as resident engineer on 
a water treatment plant for the City of 
Brockton, Mass." . . Kerr Glass Manu- 
facturing Corp. has announced that Rick- 
ard TV. Morse is Director of Employee 
Relations in the new Packaging Products 
Div. in Lancaster, Pa. . . Bruce E. Nagler 
continues with Metcalf & Eddy in Boston, 
Mass. His home is in Needham. . . A 
note from Edward J. Powers lets us know 
that he is now employed by Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft, E. Hartford, Conn. 


We have learned that Fred J. Brennan, 
Jr. is with Singer Co.'s Kearfott Group 
in Wayne, N.J. He and his family live 
in Ridgewood. . . Paavo Junno writes 
that he was promoted in September of 
'68 to works manager at Chicago Pneu- 
matic Tool Co., Franklin, Pa. This is a 
foundry and plant producing compressors, 
diesel engines, and mining and construc- 
tion equipment. . . The new manager of 
gas supply and industrial development 
for the Worcester Gas Light Co. is Harold 
A. Melden, Jr. Harry joined the com- 
pany in 1950 and most recently was 
director of commercial and industrial 
development. . . Another promotion for 
a '49'er was recently announced by Norton 
I Co. in Worcester. Guy D. Metcalf is 
now chief development engineer, Machine 

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Tool Div. He is in charge of the research 
and design department. Guy's most re- 
cent title was product quality engineer. . . 
Karl R. Berggren, Jr. sends us some family 
news: "My oldest daughter, Sylvia, is 
a freshman at Boston University's School 
of Occupational Therapy." Karl is Man- 
ager of Engineering Services at Buffalo 
Pumps Div. of Buffalo Forge Co., Buffalo, 


Henry S. Coe, Jr. is now with Polaroid 
Corp. as Dept. Manager, Facilities Engi- 
neering, at the Cambridge (Mass.) branch. 
. . DuPont in Wilmington, Del., employs 
Arthtir TV. Joyce, Jr. as development man- 
ager and venture manager in the Electro- 
chemicals Dept. . . Royal Typewriter Co., 
Paramus, N.J., a div. of Litton Industries, 
has a new president in the person of 
Robert F. Stewart. Bob joined the com- 
pany five years ago and has held key 
positions at Litton, most recently as 
vice president and general manager of 
Royfax Div. He and his family live in 
Convent Station, N.J. . . We have re- 
ceived a note from Robert D. Murdoch, 
bringing us up to date on his career. 
"With UNIVAC, Twin Cities (Minn.) 
since Jan., 1964. Recently promoted to 
manager, language processor research and 
development." Bob and his family live 

in Minneapolis. . . "I am located in Tia- 
juana, Venezuela, with Creole Petroleum 
Corp., a subsidiary of Standard Oil of 
New Jersey," writes John C. Margo, Jr. 
"I am presently supervisor of the Plan- 
ning and Programming for the Main- 
tenance and Construction organization. 
We have 850 men engaged in these activi- 
ties, which include 2J^ million feet of 
pipe laying in the lake, pile driving, four 
gas turbine injection plants, 120 flow 
stations, 2,500 wells, etc." 


Norton Co. in Worcester has announced 
the appointment of Stanley R. Lindberg 
as superintendent of engineering, organic 
products, in the Grinding Wheel Div. 
Stan joined Norton in 1956 and most 
recently was a supervisor of manufactur- 
ing control, organic products. . . Neil E. 
Sullivan is self-employed as a writer of 
programmed learning materials in Venice, 
Calif., and is working toward his Ph.D. 
in Educational Psychology at U.C.L.A. 
(he holds an M.A. in Psychology from 
Hollins College). . . Having completed 
courses and successfully passed the real 
estate broker's examination required by 
the state of Massachusetts, John M. 
Tomasz and his wife, Eleanor, have 
formed their own real estate business, 
Highland Realty, located in their home 


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in Amesbury, Mass. Eleanor is also a 
licensed broker in the state of New Hamp- 
shire. . . A note from Charles F. Mulrenan 
states: "I was promoted to chief engineer 
of the Chicago South Shore & South Bend 
Railroad on March 1. The South Shore 
is an electric railroad which transports 
approximately 11,000 commuters each 
day into Chicago. We also operate 
freight trains with electric engines. We 
have two daughters — Jean, 13, and Kath- 
leen, 2." Charlie and his family live in 
Michigan City, Ind. . . We have learned 
that Vartlces Sohigian is an associate 
with University Affiliates, Inc., Brighton, 
Mass. Varkey's home is in Andover. 


Elliott W. Lewis sends the following 
information: "I have been elected presi- 
dent of Adams-Sullivan, Inc. I will be 
general manager of this major construc- 
tion machinery distributor, which main- 
tains plants in the cities of Industry and 
El Cajon, Calif. Major product lines are 
Joy compressors, drills and hoists, Hein- 
Werner hydraulic backhoes and. roto- 
graders, and Buffalo-Springfield rollers 
and compactors." Elliott and his family 
live in San Marino. . . The district man- 
ager for Ashland Chemical Co., a Div. of 
Ashland Oil & Refining, in Englewood 
Cliffs, N.J., is Philip J. O'Connor. His 
home is in Wyckoff. . . Morristown, N.J., 
is the location of Daniel G. Stoughton, 
who is a project engineer for Allied Chem- 
ical Corp. He and his wife and their 
two sons live in Madison. . . The Director 
of the Board of Public Works in Wake- 
field, Mass., is Richard C. Boutiette. 


We have learned that G. Brady Buckley 
is now manager of marketing, Educa- 
tional Relations and Recruiting Opera- 
tion, Corporate Management Manpower 
Development, at General Electric Co. in 
New York City. Brady joined G.E. 
after graduation. He lives in Morristown, 
N.J., with his wife and their three chil- 
dren. . . The supervisor of professional 
and technical recruitment at Pratt and 
Whitney Aircraft, E. Hartford, Conn., 
is William M. Walsh. Bill was named 
chairman of the steering committee for 
the Greater Hartford Chamber of Com- 
merce 1969 Career Conference. . . James 
C. Hodder is now with ABT Associates in 
Cambridge, Mass. He lives in Belmont. 
. . We have learned that John 0. Morin 
has joined Sigma Instruments, Inc. in 
Braintree, Mass. 


A letter from Wesley P. Wheeler states: 
"Just a note to inform you that I am 

now the Port Engineer for American 
Trading and Production Corp. Marine 
Div. (in New York City). Our fleet con- 
sists of six U.S. flag tankers, and my 
duties will include the husbanding of 
these ships. Since receiving my master's 
degree from the University of Michigan 
in Naval Architecture and Marine Engi- 
neering, I spent a good deal of time 
traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe 
on vessel construction, repair and design 
and thoroughly enjoyed my work. I 
might note that Raymond M. H. Naudin 
is a neighbor of mine and he, Joachim 
Herz, and I get together quite frequently." 
. . Norton Co. in Worcester has an- 
nounced the recent appointment of 
Emmanuel Milias as supervisor, process 
systems research, for the research and 
development department, Grinding Wheel 
Div. He will be responsible for the de- 
velopment of major new systems for the 
manufacture of grinding wheels. . . Hugh 
K. Tufts, Jr. has joined the Carlson- 
Daniel Insurance Agency, Inc. in West- 
boro, Mass., specializing in the field of 
financial planning. Hugh and his wife, 
Joan, and their three children live in 


The new vice president and plant 
manager at PresMet Corp., Worcester, 
is Reynold J. Sansoucy. Reynald joined 
PresMet in 1955 and most recently was 
manufacturing manager. . . Gerald L. Sut- 
ton writes that he is now program ad- 
ministrator in IBM's Data Processing 
Div., Poughkeepsie, N.Y. . . The chief 
of the environmental planning branch, 
airports service, of the Federal Aviation 
Administration in Washington is John R. 
Goodwin. John's home is in Arlington, 
Va. . . We received a note from Lt. Col. 
Dean M. Carlson, who is now stationed in 
Germany with an APO New York address. 
Dean writes, in part, "Elke, my wife, 
is happy to be in Germany and near her 
folks who are in Karlsruhe — not too far 
from Frankfurt. Our son (Dean Mills, 
two years old), who was born while I was 
in Vietnam, is a husky youngster who 
gives his sister (Kirstin Barbara, age four) 
considerable competition. I expect to 
stay here about another year." 


Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Christopher R. 
Collins, a daughter, Lynn, on July 7, 19G8. 
They now have three girls and one boy. 
Chris writes, "Also built and moved into 
a new home on the Chesapeake Bay 
(Arnold, Md.) this past year. Still with 
Westinghousc Underseas Div. (Balti- 

Henry J. Dumas, Jr. has brought us 
up to date with the following note: "Now 
listed in Who's Who in the East for 1968-69, 
and elected vice president — engineering 
mechanics for Electronics, Inc., Cam- 
bridge, Mass., in February. We manu- 
facture ECG Recorders for the bio- 
medical industry. Our equipment was 
used on General Eisenhower at Walter 
Reed Hospital." . . At a dinner in his 
honor on April 12, presided over by 
master of ceremonies Irving James Dona- 
hue, Jr., '44, Edwin B. Cogklin, Jr. re- 
ceived the 1969 Shrewsbury (Mass.) 
Jaycee Distinguished Service Award. 
The award recognizes Ted's meritorious 
service to his family, church, and com- 
munity. Ted, active in many groups in 
the Worcester area, is vice president and 
manager of the Engineering and Con- 
tracting Dept. of Coghlin's, Inc. of 
Worcester, president of Shepherd Engi- 
neering, Inc., and a vice president of 
Coghlin Electric Co., both of Worcester. 
Ted was also recently elected a director 
of the Mechanics National Bank. . . A 
news item has been received from Roger H. 
Tancrell: "I received Ph.D. degree in 
Applied Physics from Harvard University 
in March, '69. Am currently employed 
at Raytheon Research Div. in Waltham, 
Mass., working on microwave ultrasonic 


George W-. Matarrese has sent the fol- 
lowing note: "I am the chief plant engi- 
neer at Foote & Davies, Inc., a division 
of McCall's Printing Co., in Atlanta, Ga. 
We have just adopted a beautiful daugh- 
ter, Stacey Elizabeth. She was hYi weeks 
old when we brought her home. She 
quickly had her Dad wrapped around her 
finger." George and his family live in 
Dunwoody. . . "I am still with the United 
Illuminating Co., New Haven, Conn. 
Recently appointed engineering manager. 
We (wife, Jane — Becker Class of 1956 — 
and children David, 11, and Sherry. 9) 
live in N. Branford, Conn.," writes Leon 
A. Morgan. . . Tallahassee, Fla., is the 
location of George A. Rodes, who is an 
area engineer for the U.S. Dept. of Trans- 
portation, Federal Highway Administra- 
tion, Bureau of Public Roads. . . The 
Superior Electric Co. of Bristol, Conn., 
announced the appointment of Charles I. 
Whitney as product engineer ill charge 
of the positioning systems engineering 
group. Charlie joined Superior Eleetric's 
engineering dept. in 1905. He and his 
wife and their three children live in 
Canton. . . Dr. Robert A. Beaudet con- 
tinues at the University of Southern 
California in Los Angeles in the Chemistry 

Dept. He is an associate professor on an 


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Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. 
I He has been studying intermolecular 
! forces within small molecules. The 
: knowledge of these forces is significant 
in determining the shapes and conforma- 
tion of molecules. Ideally, complete 
i knowledge of these intermolecular forces 
would allow the complete theoretical 
i prediction of the structures of large 
j molecules such as DNA and proteins. 
. Bob is also studying the molecular struc- 
i ture and other properties of small gaseous 
free radicals such as OH. The properties 
I of these free radicals are extremely impor- 
tant in understanding radio astronomy, 
| pulsar, space chemistry, and gaseous 
I chemical reactions. . . Norman C. Ristaino 
I was recently cited by the U.S. Army 
| Natiek (Mass.) Laboratories as "Handi- 
capped Employee of the Year" in recog- 
i nition of his outstanding performance 
I as a standardization program analyst 
I in the Quality Assurance Office and of 
his long record of community service. 
i While a high school freshman, Norm 
1 was afflicted with polio which affected 
| both his legs. Despite his handicap, he 
completed his education and joined the 
Xatick Labs in 1957. Norm, a resident 
of Franklin, Mass., has served on their 
Planning Board, Board of Public Works, 
I School Survey Needs Committee, and the 
High School Building Committee. He is 
also president of the Franklin Softball 
I League and past Chairman of the Frank- 
j lin March of Dimes. He received the 
Distinguished Citizen Award of the 
I Franklin Jaycees in 1967. 


Richard A. Lisbon is now with the 
International Div. of Bristol Myers Corp. 
in Syracuse, N.Y. . . We have learned 
that Dr. David W. Abbott is associate pro- 
fessor of psychology at Florida Tech. 
University in Orlando. . . The appoint- 
ment of Stanley 0. Anderson, SIM, as 
manager of production engineering was 
recently announced by the Worcester 
Div. of Crompton & Knowles Corp. His 
home is in W. Millbury. . . The Worcester 
Gas Light Co. recently announced a pro- 
motion for Peter C. Dirksen, Jr. He is 
now director of industrial development. 
Pete has been with Worcester Gas since 
graduation, except for a period of military 
service with the Army. He and his wife, 
Beverly, live in Westboro. . . Robert B. 
Sundheim is with the law firm of Meyer, 
Tilberry & Body, Cleveland, Ohio. He 
and his wife, Mary Lou, and their two 
children, Kirsten, age 8, and Robert, Jr., 
age 6, live in Shaker Heights. 


Married: Joseph E. Swider, Jr. to 
Miss Margaret H. Moriarty of Long- 

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meadow, Mass., on April 26, 1969. Joe 
writes: "I am presently employed by the 
Space Systems Dept. of the Hamilton 
Standard Div. of United Aircraft. Until 
recently I was system manager on the 
Apollo Portable Life Support System 
(Backpack) Program for Hamilton. With 
the completion of two major milestones 
in that program (Qualification and suc- 
cessful first flight — Apollo 9), I am now 
serving as the Hamilton Standard Resi- 
dent Representative at McDonnell Doug- 
las Astronautics Co. in Huntington Beach, 
Calif. My primary responsibilities in 
this position are to provide management 
and technical coordination on the MOL 
(Manned Orbiting Laboratory) Program 
and various other space programs in 
which Hamilton and McDonnell Douglas 
are associates." 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. V. James 
Cinquina, their first child and son, David 
James, on August 13, 1968. Jim and his 
family live in Ringwood, N.J. 

Rex Chainbelt, Inc. has announced 
the appointment of Robert A. Berg as 
marketing manager of its Hanna Fluid 
Power Div. in Chicago, 111. Bob joined 
Rex Chainbelt in 1963 and most recently 
was eastern district manager for the 
Construction Machinery Group. He 
and his family live in Lake Forest, 111. . . 
We received the following note from 
Alexander L. Pratt: "Received MBA 
degree from the University of Maine in 
June, 1968. Due to job changes, the 
degree was the result of work at three 
graduate schools: Boston University, 
Maine, and Babson Institute. Employed 
by Sanders Associates, Nashua, N.H., in 
Special Requirements Group of E.C.M. 
Div. I have been with Sanders since 
April, 1967. We have a son, Chet, age 
4J-^, and a daughter, Elizabeth, age 2J^." 


Ronald L. Letteney is a Ph.D. candidate 
at Johns Hopkins University in Balti- 
more, Md. He and his wife, Verna, are 
living in W. Hyattsville. . . M.I.T.'s In- 
strumentation Lab. in Cambridge, Mass., 
is the location of F. Gary Augeri, a staff 
engineer. . . Roger R. LaFontaine is with 
Salvi Ford Sales in Cambridge, Mass. 
He lives in Arlington. . . Honeywell, Inc., 
in Wellesley Hills, Mass., is Paul R. 
Jolicoeur's employer. Paul and his wife, 
Diane, live in Westboro. . . Edward E. 
Lindberg, associate professor of mechanical 
engineering and a member of the Western 
New England College faculty since 1963, 
has been named to direct the college's 
computer center. Ed, who received his 
MS from W.P.I, in 1963, is presently 
enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the 
University of Connecticut. 


Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon W. 
Rothstein, their second child, a daughter, 
Deborah, on May 9, 1968. Sheldon is an 
attorney with Polaroid Corp. in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Seymour Davidson is a field under- 
writer for New York Life Insurance Co. 
with offices in Stamford and Trumbull, 
Conn. Sy's home is in Trumbull. . . 
Ralph M. Dykstra is a pilot for TWA. . . 
In December of '68 Troy Yarn & Textile 
Co. of Pawtucket, R.I., appointed John H. 
Herron manufacturing manager. . . Allen 
L. Johnson informs us that he is a self- 
employed electronics engineer in Ithaca, 
N.Y. . . The president of Wolf Institute 
Electronics in College Station, Tex., is 
William A. F. Maertens. Bill says, "We 
design, fabricate, repair and maintain 
laboratory instruments for Texas A&M 
University." . . We have learned that 
Thomas L. Moloney, Jr. is now a regis- 
tered representative with the firm of 
White, Weld & Co., members of the New 
York Stock Exchange, in Hartford, Conn. 
Tom lives in Torrington. . . John W. 
Powers, who received an MS in Environ- 
mental Engineering from R.P.I, in '65, 
is a project engineer with Tighe & Bond 
Consulting Engineers, Holyoke, Mass. . . 
Public Service Electric and Gas Co. 
(Newark, N.J.) has announced the re- 
cent promotion of Joseph N. Wrubel to 
senior engineer in the Electric System 
Planning and Development Dept. 

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Keyren H. Cotter, Jr. completed re- 
quirements for his D.Sc. in Materials 
Science at the University of Virginia 
in February and is now a research specialist 
at Lockheed-California Co., Burbank. . . 
The treasurer of Wiltek, Inc. in Wilton, 
Conn., is Joseph W. (Jay) Fitzpatrick, Jr. 
His home is in Norwalk. . . Syracuse Uni- 
versity awarded Terry Furhovden an MS 
degree last year, and he is now project 
engineer — reliability with G.E. in Syra- 
cuse, N.Y. . . Paul W. Goranson is a stu- 
dent in the Dept. of Anthropology at the 
University of California at Santa Barbara. 
. . Tech Weld Corp. in Burlington, Mass. 
is the location of Walter W. Luikey, a 
project engineer. Walt earned his MBA 


from Northeastern University in 1968. . . 
John H. Reynolds is with Comsat Labora- 
tories in Washington, D.C. He is on the 
research staff. . . Sunny Florida is the 
location of Eugene A. Rheault, senior 
electronics engineer for Martin Marietta 
in Orlando. . . The acting City Engineer 
in Marlboro, Mass., is Paul A. Sharon. 
Paul, a former assistant city engineer, 
had been employed as division manager 
and chief construction and design engineer 
for the Chas. Logue Building Co. in 
Needham. Paul and his wife, Cecile, 
have three children. . . The state of Cali- 
fornia employs Robert H. York as an 
assistant civil engineer in its Dept. of 
Water Resources, Sacramento. . . The 
senior civil engineer (traffic) for the New 
York State Dept. of Transportation's Div. 
of Traffic Engineering and Safety in 
Albany, N.Y., is James F. Carrigan. Jim 
received his MS from R.P.I, in 1968. . . 
Analog Devices in Cambridge, Mass., 
employs Martin L. Gross as an applica- 
tions/sales engineer. . . William A. Krein 
is a traveling auditor for General Electric 
Co. in Schenectady, N.Y. His home is 
in Scotia. 


Born: To Capt. and Mrs. Peter Chuto- 
ransky, Jr., a son, Peter III. Peter, who 
received his Ph.D. from Worcester Tech 
last June, will soon be separated from the 
U.S. Army and will return to the Mobil 
Research and Development Corp.'s Pauls- 
boro (N.J.) Laboratories as a research 
chemical engineer in catalyst R&D. 

Attleboro, Mass., is the location of 
Paul R. Conlin, Jr. He is with Texas 
Instrument Co. . . Roger E. Cray is a 
teacher at Worcester Industrial Technical 
Institute. . . Having received his Ph.D. 
from Stanford University last year, Robert 
M. Malbon is now a member of the tech- 
nical staff at Hughes Aircraft Co. in 
Newport Beach, Calif. . . We have learned 
that Robert E. Maynard, Jr. is with New 
England Tel. & Tel. in Northampton, 
Mass. . . Former Marine Lieutenant John 
A. McGrath, Jr. is now a graduate student 
at the University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst. . . Continuing with General Elec- 
tric, Ronald C. Pueschel is now unit man- 
ager, rotary switch manufacturing, Acces- 
sory Equipment Business Section, at the 
Bridgeport (Conn.) branch. . . Leeds & 
Northrup in N. Wales, Pa., employs 
Henry B. Schroeder as a programmer. He 
lives in King of Prussia. . . Arthur E. 
Goddard, II, who received his MS EE 
from Montana State University in 1968, 
is a research engineer with Collins Radio 
Co. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. . . A Ph.D. 
candidate in the Mechanical Engineering 
Dept. at the University of Illinois in 
Urbana is Peter F. Lilientkal, II. 



Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rounds, 
Jr., their first child and son, Robert III, 
on January 30, 1969. Bob and his wife 
Geraldine live in Elma, N.Y. Moog, Inc. 
in E. Aurora employs him as a sales engi- 
neer. . . To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barry 
Sylvia, a son, Barry Brian, on January 12, 
1969. They also have a daughter, Allison 
Jean, also born on January 12, 1967. 
Frank is an associate engineer with Gen- 
eral Foods Corp. in Dover, Del., where 
they also make their home. . . To Mr. 
and Mrs. Paul S. Krantz, a daughter, 
Valerie Lynn, on July 4, 1968. Paul is a 
development engineer with Pratt & Whit- 
ney Div. of United Aircraft Corp. in E. 
Hartford, Conn. 

Ronald J. Gemma is a radar systems 
engineer for Raytheon Co. in Wayland, 
Mass. He and his family live in Framing- 
ham. . . The assistant division engineer 
for the Public Service Co. of New Hamp- 
shire in Lancaster is Robert J. Lotlero. . . 
David T. Stone writes that he and his 
wife Nancy and their children, Kristina 
(3) and Kevin (1) are living in Foxboro, 
Mass. David is working as a develop- 
ment engineer at Allis Chalmer's Boston 
plant, where power circuit breakers are 
developed and manufactured. He is also 
attending Northeastern University eve- 
nings for his MS in E.E. . . Arthur D. 
Little, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., is 
where David F. Beaber works. Dave re- 
ceived an MBA from the Wharton Gradu- 
ate Div. of the University of Pennsylvania. 


Married: Richard B. Kennedy to Miss 
Mary Ann E. Manning of Tyngsboroy 
Mass., on July 27, 1968. The best man 
was Dick's brother, Francis E. Kennedy, 
Jr., '63, and the ushers were Paul S. 
Kennedy, '67, another brother, Philip B. 
Ryan, John T. Hart, Patrick T. Moran, 
and Charles ./. DeSimone, Jr. The father 
of the three Kennedy alumni is Francis E. 
Kennedy, Sr., '30. Dick is living in 
Boxborough and working as a salesman 
for IBM in Worcester. 

Born: To Lt. j.g. and Mrs. Robert B. 
Edwards, their first child and son, Robert, 
on February 11, 1969. Bob is stationed 
at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, 
Calif , and is on the instructor staff at 
Nuclear Power School. . . To Mr. and 
Mrs. Kenneth W. Terry, their second child 
and first daughter. Traccy Elizabeth, on 
November 22, 1968. Ken is still working 
as a research engineer in the acoustic 
research section of Research and Develop- 
ment at General Dynamics Electric Boat 
Div., (iroton. Conn. 

We received the following note from 
L$6 A Chouinttrd: "I have been drafted 

into the Army and am now undergoing 
basic training at Fort Bliss, Tex." . . 
The Empire Electrical Co. in Medford, 
Mass., employs Oscar G. Cook, III as a 
sales engineer. . . Richard C. Fortier is 
employed as a research engineer for AC 
Electronics R&D Lab in Wakefield, Mass. 
He plans to enter Northeastern University 
in September for his Ph.D. in M.E. . . 
James B. Gustafson is a systems analyst 
for Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allen- 
town, Pa. He and his wife, Dorothy, live 
in Breinigsville. . . Continuing his studies 
at New York University, Thomas E. Pease 
is a candidate for his Ph.D. in oceanog- 
raphy. . . Another Ph.D. candidate is 
David M. Schwaber. He is at the Univer- 
sity of Akron (Ohio). 


Married: Eugene B. Wilusz to Miss 
Nancy Balut of New Bedford, Mass., on 
July 1, 1968. Gene received his MS in 
chemical engineering from M.I.T. in 
January, 1968, and is now a graduate 
student in the Dept. of Polymer Science 
and Engineering at the University of 
Massachusetts. . . Thomas J. Mortimer to 
Miss Mary Jane Chiarenza of Methuen, 
Mass., on March 29, 1969. Among the 
ushers were William F. Nickerson, '65, 
and Kendall W. Gordon, Jr. Tom is 
employed by Sanders Associates, Nashua, 

Newly-promoted Lt. Russell W. Ed- 
monds is a data systems analyst in the 
Management Science and Data Systems 
Office at the Maryland headquarters of 
the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Com- 
mand. Russ received his MS in manage- 
ment from R.P.I, in 1967. . . Riley Stoker 
Corp. of Worcester employs Anthony 
Simulynas as an engineer in Applied Re- 
search and Development. . . Lt. j.g. John 
B. Tata left the USS Marysville in January 
for duty on the USS Chowanoc, where he 
is second in command. Now stationed 
in San Diego, Calif., John is due to go to 
Vietnam in August. . . Boston, Mass., 
is the location of Ching-Soo Liu, MS, 
who is a structural engineer for Charles T. 
Main. . . Continuing with General Elec- 
tric, Richard B. Nelson has been named 
to a new marketing position in the In- 
stallation and Service Engineering Dept. 
in Schenectady, N.Y. 

Robert E. DeNigris is a mathematics 
instructor at New York Institute of 
Technology. New York City . . Dr. Lee E. 
Ettet, MS, of W.P.I. 's E.E. Dept.. was 
recently promoted to assistant professor. 
. . Walt ham, Mass., is the location of 
Htumrll .1. I. like*. He is an application 
analyst for Control Data Corp. . . Having 

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In nuclear engineering at Texas A&M 
University in January, Robert G. Mc- 
■indrew has entered U.S. Navy OCS in 
Newport, R.I. . . A field engineer for 
|Hombustion Engineering, Inc., Mukundray 
V. Patel, MS, is presently located in New 
; Florence, Pa. . . We have learned that 
\lharles F. Proctor is a test engineer for 
|AVCO, Lycoming Div., in Stratford, 
ponn. . . We have learned of two mem- 
bers of the class who are graduate stu- 
dents at R.P.I, in Troy, N.Y.— Kenneth 
\U. Rex and Harry E. Taylor. . . We re- 
ceived a letter from Robert D. Watkins. 
I 'I am a first lieutenant in the U.S. Field 
Artillery serving with Bravo Battery, 
■ 2nd Battalion, 94th Artillery located in 
:he northern portion of South Vietnam. 
My position is senior fire direction officer 
'or Bravo Battery. . . I will be joining the 
civilian world in Sept., '69," he writes. . . 
The U.S. Army Electronics Command at 
Fort Monmouth, N.J., is the location of 
\John F. Armata, Jr., MS. John's home 
is in Long Branch. . . Having received 
Ibis Army discharge last year, Joseph J. 
iCieplak is now employed by USM Fastener 
ICo. in Ansonia, Conn., as a research lab 
technician and is attending night classes 
at New Haven (Conn.) College. . . Attend- 
ing graduate school at Clark University 
[in Worcester is Phillip J. Clark. 

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Married: Joseph A. Borbone to Miss 
Rosalie K. Borek of Worcester, Mass., on 
February 8, 1969. John D. MacDougall, 
Jr. was best man. Joe is a mechanical 
engineer for Heald Machine Co., Worces- 
ter. . . John J. Korzick to Miss Mary 
LaPaglia of Ansonia, Conn., on June 22, 
1968. John is also with Heald, in sales 
engineering. . . William J. McCann, Jr. 
to Miss Louise Marie Damigella of Hol- 
liston, Mass., on March 1, 1969. Bill 
reported for active duty in the Army 
on May 18, with the rank of second lieu- 
tenant. . . Paul F. Stasko to Miss Marina 
G. Woitusch of Webster, Mass., and 
Weiden, Germany, on February 16, 1969. 
Paul is a design engineer at the Ports- 
mouth (N.H.) Naval Shipyard. . . Richard 
J. Weeden to Miss Betty Sargent of 
Sterling, Mass., on November 9, 1968. 
Dick is an engineer with Raytheon Co. 
in Portsmouth, R.I. . . Peter A. Saltz to 
Miss Susan J. Edelstein, on June 30, 1968. 
Pete is presently in New York attending 
the University of Rochester Graduate 
School of Electrical Engineering. . . Bruce 
G. Lovelace to Miss Karen Joyce Spencer 
of Framingham, Mass., on October 19, 
1968. Best man was Francis W. Maher, 
Jr. and William P. Stanton was an usher. 
The Lovelaces now live in Midland, Mich., 
where Bruce is employed by Dow Chemi- 

cal Co. as a production development 
engineer in the styrene derivatives section. 
Several '68's are in the service. Among 
them are: Army 2/Lt. John H. Clinton, 
2/Lt. John W. Elphinstone (at the U.S. 
Army Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, 
Tex.), Richard G. Perreault, Army Pvt. 
Richard A. Westsmith (in Vietnam), 
2/Lt. Richard Kung (at Keesler AFB, 
Miss., for training as a communications 
officer), 2/Lt. Ronald D. Rehkamp, USAF 
(assigned to the University of Michigan 
for training as a weather officer), and 
2/Lt. Lee J. Solaroli, USAF. 


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Published by the Alumni Association 
of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

W.P.I. Alumni Association Officers 

President: R. E. Higgs, '40; 

Vice presidents: 

C. W. Backstrom, '30; 

R. R. Gabarro, '51; 

Secretary- Treasurer: 

W. B. Zepp, '42; 

Assistant Alumni Secretary: 

S. J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: A. D. Tripp, Jr. '36; 

Executive Committee, 

Members-at- Large: 

C. C. Bonin, '38; F. S. Harvey, '37; 

P. Wiley, '35; 

Fund Board: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44, Chairman; 

G. F. Crowther, '37; L G. Humphrey, 

Jr., '35; R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; 

L. C. Leavitt, '34; A. Kalenian, '33. 

Alumni Office Staff 

Assistant to the Alumni Secretary, 

Office Manager: Norma F. Larson; 

Magazine Secretary: 

Nance C. Thompson; 

Fund Secretary: Stephanie A. Beland; 

Records Secretary: Helen J. Winter. 

Volume 73 


Warren B. Zepp, '42 
Editor and Business Manager 

Stephen J. Hebert, '66 
Assistant Editor and Business Manager 

The Journal is published in the Fall, Winter, 
Spring, and Summer. Entered as second class 
matter July 26, 1918, at the Post Office, 
Worcester, Massachusetts, under the act of 
March 3, 1879. Subscription two dollars per 
year. Postmaster: Please send form 3579 to 
Alumni Association, Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute, Worcester, Mass. 01609. 

Stephen James Hebert, '66 
Assistant Alumni Secretary 

It is a pleasure to introduce to you 
Stephen J. Hebert, '66, the newly- 
elected Assistant Alumni Secretary. 
Steve will fill the position left vacant 
by Roy A. Seaberg, '56, who, after 

seven years with the Association, has 
become an Assistant Director of Ad- 
missions at Tech. 

Steve was born in Boston, Mass., 
and moved to Springfield, Vt., at an 
early age. He attended Springfield High 
School prior to his entrance to Tech in 
the fall of 1962. He majored in civil 
engineering, receiving his B.S. degree 
in 1966. While at Tech, Steve was very 
active; he was president of Skull, the 
senior honorary society; chairman of 
the Assembly Committee; vice presi- 
dent of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsi- 
lon; President of the Student Chapter 
of A.S.C.E.; Business Manager of The 
Peddler; and Treasurer of his class. 

After graduation, Steve joined the 
staff of Springfield (Vt.) High School. 
He taught mechanical drawing and 
physics, coached football and basket- 
ball, and was also acting athletic 
director this past year. 

We hope you will have a chance to 
meet him personally in the coming 

In this Issue — 

Dr. George W. Hazzard Inaugurated as 

Eleventh President of W.P.I Page 2 

Homecoming 1969 - Largest and Best Ever . . .Page 8 

The Future of Two Towers 

Part III: A Model Page 10 

Admissions: An Important Role Page 14 

Annual Alumni Fund Report 

1968-69 Page 18 


Undergraduate Viewpoint Page 30 

In Memory Page 31 

Your Class and Others Page 34 


Dr. George W. Hazzard Inaugurated 
As Eleventh President Of W.P.I. 

Dr. George William Hazzard was inaugurated as the 
eleventh President of Worcester Polytechnic Institute on 
Friday, October 17. The well-planned and stately ceremony 
was attended by approximately 250 delegates from sister 
institutions of higher learning and by a large delegation of 
trustees, administrators, faculty, alumni, and friends. Dr. 
Hazzard's inauguration was the first to be held in Harring- 
ton Auditorium and was preceded by a luncheon in Morgan 
Hall for 850 people. 

The Reverend Raymond J. Swords, S.J., President of 
the College of the Holy Cross, gave the Invocation and 
Benediction, and the Honorable Francis W. Sargent, Gov- 
ernor of Massachusetts, extended the greetings of the 
Commonwealth. Professor George E. Pake of Washington 
University in St. Louis, Mo., and a long-time friend of Dr. 
Hazzard's, introduced the President, after which Dr. 
William E. Hanson, '32, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 
gave the charge to the President and presented him with the 
school seal. Music was provided by the Worcester Inter- 
collegiate Symphonic Band and a combined chorus from 
the Worcester area. 

Following the ceremonies, a reception was held on the 

President Hazzard's Inaugural Address follows: 

Ladies and gentlemen, delegates from colleague insti- 
tutions and societies, members of the Worcester and 
Worcester Tech community, Governor Sargent, and friends, 
friends new and old. Thank you for coming. Thank you for 
honoring Worcester Polytechnic Institute in its 104th year. 

The presence here of so many friends o. mine and of 
the college makes this a heartwarming moment for me, a 
moment I shall long remember. 

The responsibilities I accept from students, faculty, 
alumni, and trustees make this a challenging moment. It is a 
moment for facing and interpreting the task I have been 
asked to undertake. 

The very personal nature of this small institution makes 
this a moment for direct personal expression of my present 

views on engineering education. It is the moment for saying 
that I believe engineering education is better called tech- 
nologically-based education and explaining why. 

It is a moment for talking about a professional school 
and for reiterating the values implicit in the use of the word 

Finally, it is a moment for humility. A scientist knows 
that he can only see further because he stands on the 
shoulders of those who labored before him. 

Today man is where he is only because so many 
previous generations of men thought, and said, and did 
things that inspired others to improve on what went before. 
All men have related such efforts to some view of the world 
— how the world is or how it ought to be. 

What I propose to discuss is my view of how the world 
is or how our society is and how engineering education, 
technologically-based education, professional education, 
can serve that society. In so doing, I am asserting a 
philosophy of higher education as applied to Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute and suggesting some implications of 
that philosophy for the Worcester Tech community. 

Society today is technologically-based. No one can 
deny the evidence of instant communication after the 
Apollo 11 moon walk. Or of almost instant transportation 
after lunching in London and dining in New York. Or of an 
incredibly interdependent technical distribution system 
when eating fruit from Texas or Israel while stuck in a 
Manhattan elevator in a power blackout. In a sense, the 
medium of modern technology is the message. 

Such being the case I believe technologically-based 
education provides a major hope for the creation of an 
informed citizenry able to act on and be aware of the 
problems of this modern society. But a very special kind of 
technical education is required - an education that will 
produce technological humanists. 

For what technological humanism means I am indebted 
to Sir Eric Ashby and his illustrious countryman, Alfred 
North Whitehead. 


As Ashby says: 

"The habit of apprehending a technology in its com- 
pleteness: this is the essence of technological humanism, 
and this is what we should expect education in higher 
technology to achieve." 

And Whitehead explains this further. He says: 

"There is something between the gross specialized 
values of the mere practical man, and the thin specialized 
values of the mere scholar. Both types have missed 
something; and if you add together the two sets of values, 
you do not obtain the missing elements. When you 
understand all about the sun and all about the atmosphere 
and all about the rotation of the earth, you may still miss 
the radiance of the sunset. There is no substitute for the 
direct perception of the concrete achievement of a thing in 
its actuality.... A factory, with its machinery, its com- 
munity of operatives, its social service to the general 
population, its dependence upon organizing and designing 
genius, its potentialities as a source of wealth to the holders 
of its stock is an organism exhibiting a variety of vivid 
values. What we want to train is the habit of apprehending 
such an organism in its completeness." 

In other words, the person with a technologically-based 
education must do more than the scientist- The scientist has 
to preoccupy himself with abstractions from reality for that 
is the power of science. The engineer has to respond to the 
assertion that he is a professional. For any professional 

school, be it medicine, or law, or engineering, produces 
graduates dedicated to service to society. Its graduate must 
be concerned with the whole reality, including real people. 

Since Worcester Polytechnic Institute is one of less than 
two dozen private technical universities in this most 
technically-oriented of countries, it behooves us to respond 
vigorously and creatively to such a challenge. 

To educate technological humanists is to respond to 
several aspects of modern society — to science and its 
evolutionary building of a more complete explanation of 
nature on earlier, less general paradigms; to the young and 
their intuitive, but expressed, wish for greater individual 
self-realization; to the problems of the real world where the 
very successes of science and technology in solving old 
problems have created a whole set of new ones; and to the 
developing knowledge from the social sciences on how 
people learn. 

Once upon a time, I was a scientist. So let me start with 
science. As every scientist knows, science is a stimulating 
and frustrating mix of the radical and the conservative. 
Each new idea has the potential for completely changing 
the existing state of affairs (though rarely now does a 
scientist get tried by the Inquisition as did Galileo for his 
ideas coming from mechanics and optics). But simulta- 
neously each idea must stand the test of practicality. Can it 
explain information that was known before while simulta- 
neously predicting and explaining the knowledge implied 

by that idea? 

Thus a person with scientific training is automatically a 
radical and a conservative in his own field once he is 
creative enough to have new ideas. Every radical new idea 
has to stand the conservative test of fitting the facts or 
being operationally sound. Scientific training enables one to 
learn how to live with change yet relate it to the past. 

Simultaneously the scientist must develop a set of 
values. He must be truthful; for others check his facts. He 
must share his knowledge with others; for they have shared 
with him. He must give credit to others for the ideas on 
which he builds; as they must credit him. If this all sounds 
like the Golden Rule, it isn't very surprising. Science really 
burgeoned when Puritan man decided that investigating and 
elucidating Nature's secrets was the best way to glorify 

The study of science and its methods must be part of 
the education of a technological humanist. 

Now how about the problems of the real world 
stemming from our on-rushing technological advances? 
Here I must join Lee DuBridge, Science Advisor of 
President Nixon, in saying that "Success has led only to 
rising expectations and to mounting accusations of failure. 
Or so it seems." 

Actually a greater fraction of the world's population is 
better housed, better fed, and has better health than ever 
before in history. Yet all of us want everyone to participate 
in these advantages. And all of us want better solutions to 
housing, transportation, pollution, war, and above all, the 
threat of the bomb. 

Technology holds the key to possible solutions if it can 
be combined with the developing knowledge of the social 
sciences and the mutual respect and understanding between 
individuals and groups that comes from shared values. And 
here I repeat, technology can provide the means. Each of us 
must provide the social and ethical understanding. No 
longer can engineering education be undertaken as an 
escape from the reality of people. Not many of us can 
fulfill Walter Lippman's wish, "I'd like to have been born a 
great mathematician or something like that where I would 
have dealt with problems that didn't require dealing with 
the everlasting persnickitiness of human nature." 

The study, understanding, and use of the social sciences 
and the humanities must be part of the education of the 
technological humanist. 

Neither the great ordering principles of physical science 
nor the growing understanding of groups or individuals by 
social science provide evidence to modern youth that each 
person can remain a person and not become a thing, a 
number, a pawn on an overpopulated world chessboard. 
The great gatherings at Newport, Bethel, or Lewisville speak 
to that need to be someone; to be real to someone else; to 
share emotions like love and kindness. Or in other words, 
our higher educational system must respond to this need; 
must show that scientists and engineers are individual and 




human; that they work in a value system of individual 
contribution for the good of all. 

What this means is that each student needs to be helped 
to find his own way to the conclusion of his college 
education. Each individual student will be a wool thread 
held by the wrap of faculty guidance, all together forming 
the brilliant woven patterns of the university. Being 
different from all others but part of a total pattern seems a 
necessity for all of us. 

Personalized and individualized teaching and learning 
must be part of the education of the technological 
humanist. All of the above needs might never be met by a 
technical institution like W.P.I, were it not for technology 
and science itself. Here I refer to the considerable progress 
now being made in that difficult and complicated area 
called "the learning process." Much of the activity is 
directed toward young children for purposes of simplifi- 
cation; toward simple cognitive or tactile situations. Yet 
progress in understanding is considerable. 

Conscious experimentation with the learning process 
must be part of the education of the technological 
humanist. Only thus can he learn and learn how to continue 
to learn in this world of accelerated change. 

These four main trends form the challenge to any 
technological university. How do we combine broad general 
principles, real social problems, individual learning, and 
optimal teaching-learning methods into a coherent, recog- 
nizable, unique whole? This challenge is one I believe W.P.I, 
is ready to accept. One to which it will rise in the first 
decade of its second century. 

Let me now turn to some possible methods for reaching 
these goals at W.P.I., methods which may combine here 
into a distinctive kind of technologically-based education. 
What I say here has already been said in part to the W.P.I, 
community but not to all that community at the same time 
and place. Presumptuous this may be after three months on 
the job, but non-squeaky wheels get little grease. 

Many of these educational objectives are best reached 
by operating a small institution, a college where students 
and faculty and administration can know each other as 
people rather than symbols, as individuals rather than as 
"they". With an undergraduate population of less than 
2,000 we are a small college by today's standards. It is 
imperative that we remain small and that our student body 
and faculty continue and extend the friendliness and 


Dr. William E. Hanson, '32, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, congratulates President Hazzard, 


participation already here. I must confess that I don't have 
a really good definition of smallness. But I can say that a 
college remains small until it starts breaking apart into units 
without common loyalties or until faculty members start 
saying there are so many students that they can't know a 
large fraction of them so they won't try to know any. 

At the same time, one has to deal with the knowledge 
explosion and the consequent growth of specialization. 
Smallness may deprive a student of many opportunities 
that exist in a large institution. We must in many ways be 
large. Luckily the situation in Worcester permits us to be 
both small and large simultaneously. After all there are over 
13,000 students enrolled in Worcester institutions of higher 
education today, institutions different in character, educa- 
tion objectives, specialties, and student background. With 
this size, produced by ten institutions, all essentially within 
15 minutes of each other, we have a tremendous oppor- 
tunity to provide the qualities of the large institution. 

With the formal incorporation of Worcester Consortium 
for Higher Education and the employment of a full time 
executive director, we are well on our way in this respect. I 
look forward with pleasure to the results of our mutual 
enthusiasm for this consortium. It is especially rewarding to 
continue this effort pioneered by my predecessor, President 

We shall remain small within the matrix of a large 
institution. But large or small, we can still miss the close 
student-faculty interaction that is one of our major goals if 
faculty commitment and internal organizational mecha- 
nisms are not there. Here is where we have already made 
real progress. Our Planning Committee has been working 
for almost a year on meeting the goals I have outlined. 
Involving faculty, students, and administration, the com- 
mittee has produced what I consider to be creative answers. 
These answers were discussed intensively and constructively 
by over 400 members of the Worcester Tech community on 
Planning Day II just two weeks ago. 

Let me outline the major points to show one way to be 
creative In American higher education. First is individual 
student program planning through four years with the same 
faculty advisor to develop and carry out each student's 
course of study. Second is the emphasis on individual study 
through seminar, library, or on the job activities. Large 
lectures there will be but the lecturer will focus on an 
integration of facts and ideas into a creative whole. 

Third is the use of project activity for over a quarter of 
the student's academic work. Projects of two kinds are 
envisaged: those typical of a disciplinary orientation within 
the college laboratory or classroom and those oriented to 
the societal activities of engineers in the outside world. 
Here in groups of 3 to 5, students with a faculty leader can 
do relevant, constructive, and challenging activities. 
Students and faculty will have to learn together. Addition- 
ally we hope to involve many alumni in these projects — a 
life-long laboratory school so to speak. You might say that 

here we are combining the pragmatism of John Dewey with 
the idealism of Mark Hopkins. Finally, testing and examina- 
tion will come from outside, providing each student and his 
teachers with a critical evaluation of his college achieve- 
ment, of his preparedness to contribute to the society that 
will support him. 

All these ideas, good in themselves, would be useless 
without a commitment from faculty and students. The 
faculty member must provide the model of a concerned, 
learning, dedicated contributor. The student must accept 
great responsibility for his own progress in return for his 
freedom to learn. I say to my faculty and student 
colleagues: This is a challenge I dare you to accept. 

Most difficult of all, I expect, is adopting new learning 
and teaching techniques and then measuring our success in 
their use. Even if we succeed in introducing new learning 
methods or "improve" on the old, how are we to know 
whether we do better or worse in creating a graduate fitted 
for his chosen role in society? How do we know if just 
change in itself is not the most effective learning stimulus? 

Measuring the effectiveness of education is an elusive 
thing at best. Here, then, is a challenge to the expert 
measurers and to the foundations or to our federal agencies. 
Who can measure our success or failure and who will 
support them in the process? 

In this present time of social stress, the universities are 
under pressure from students for relevance, from the 
government for problem solving, from parents for being too 
expensive and contentious. You may have wondered why I 
have not said more about such matters. Implicitly I have, 
but let me be explicit. 

The business of W.P.I, is to be an educational institu- 
tion. It is not a consulting firm, a baby-sitter, or a research 
institute. It cannot be a political instrument, an arm of 
industry or government. It must look at each part or 
problem of society and selectively utilize it for the 
education of the men and women who choose to come 
here. Only thus can a private, independent, technologi- 
cally-oriented university college justify its existence. Only 
thus will it continue properly to deserve the support of 
parents, alumni, business, foundations, government, trus- 
tees, and friends. 

I have shared with you some hopes and dreams for 
Worcester Tech and its people. How well we shall succeed I 
cannot tell. But I doubt we shall fail if I can do as Robert 
Frost said: 

"When I was young my teachers were the old. 

I gave up fire for form till I was cold. 

I suffered like a metal being cast. 

I went to school to age to learn the past. 

"Now I am old my teachers are the young. 

What can't be moulded must be cracked and sprung. 

I strain at lessons fit to start a suture. 

I go to school to youth to learn the future." 


Left: Left to Right - Mrs. Anne (Hazzard) Trenholme, 
Dr. George W. Hazzard, Miss Ruth Hazzard, 
and Mrs. Jean Hazzard. 

Below: Left to Right, 
Paul S. Morgan, Trustee, 
Charles C. Bonin, '38, Trustee, 
and President Hazzard. 





A windy autumn day set the scene for the 1969 
Homecoming celebration. The Sweetwater concert and 
fireworks which were held Friday night had been a good 
omen for the next day's activities. 

Registration began early, and by the time the soccer 
game had started at 11:00 A.M. the baseball field had 
begun to fill with cars. The soccer team lost its contest to 
Clark 2-0. Over 400 alumni and families registered for the 
combined tailgate picnic and barbecue. Trunks were raised 
and tailgates opened with groups gathering to renew old 
friendships. The tailgate prize for the best spread of food, 
awarded for the first time this year, was shared by Carl W. 
Backstrom, '30, and Iving James Donahue, Jr., '44. 

The football game with Wesleyan was the highlight of 
the afternoon. Coach Mel Massucco and his squad gave the 
crowd of over 4,500 many exciting moments in their losing 
cause to Wesleyan 21-13. The Engineers generally 
out-played and out-hit the visiting undefeated Cardinals, 
but were hampered by miscues. At half-time, Warren B. 
Zepp, '42, Alumni Secretary-Treasurer, awarded the Home- 
coming Display Trophy to Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, 
with Sigma Phi Epsilon receiving honorable mention. The 
freshmen won the annual Freshman-Soph Rope Pull follow- 
ing the game. 

The Reunion of the classes of '59-'63 was held 
following the football game in the form of a social hour in 
the Janet Earle Room of Alden Memorial Auditorium, and 
there was a large turnout for this inaugural event. 

Homecoming continued as various groups gathered to 
return to their fraternity houses or to have dinner at local 
restaurants. For those who desired, there was a concert 
Saturday night featuring Richie Havens and a Sunday 
concert featuring the New York Jazz Sextet. 

Courtesy ■ Worcester Sunday Telegram 


Courtesy - Worcester Sunday Telegram 

Left: Richard Lucey, '55, 

and his family enjoy the tailgate picnic. 

Courtesy - Worcester Sunday Telegram 



The Future of 
Two Towers 


The faculty Planning Committee has published its third 
report containing a model for the future of Worcester Tech. 
The committee consists of Professors John P. van Alstyne, 
John M. Boyd, William R. Grogan, '46, Charles R. Heventhal, 
Romeo L. Moruzzi, and C. William Shipman. Stating "It 
should be the goal of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute to 
teach its science- and engineering-oriented students to learn 
for themselves and to develop in them an understanding of 
the interplay between technological advance and human 
need," the report proposed a radically new unstructured 
curriculum which would emphasize projects and independ- 
ent study and the relationship of technology to society. 
Under the new model, the present academic departments 
would be abolished and replaced by "Study Groups," which 
would be based on common areas of study. 

The Committee proposed the following goal for Worces- 
ter Tech: 

"It is the goal of Worcester Polytechnic Institute to 
bring into the second century of its existence a new, dy- 
namic version of its great Two Tower tradition. In its first 
century, W.P.I, pioneered the integration of science and 
shop; in its second century, W.P.I, will pioneer in scientific 
service to society. 

"The W.P.I, graduate of the future must have an under- 
standing of a sector of science and technology and a mature 
understanding of himself and the needs of the people 
around him. While an undergraduate he must demonstrate 
that he can learn and can translate his learning into worth- 
while action. He must learn to teach himself those things 
that are needed to make his actions socially significant. A 
W.P.I, education should develop a strong degree of self- 
confidence, an eagerness to contribute to the community 
beyond oneself, and an intellectual restlessness, a spur to 
continued learning." 



To accomplish this goal, the report outlined an educa- 
tional program featuring no required courses. In the words 
of the report, "Because a primary objective of the college 
should be to teach the student to learn, and because this 
process is highly individualistic, it seems advisable to have 
as little formal curricular structure as possible. The lack of 
structure has the virtue of providing at once the flexibility 
needed and the requirement that the student develop the 
self-reliance characteristic of a truly educated person." 

To accomplish this, projects and independent study pro- 
grams will play a major role and the student is expected to 
put a minimum of 25% of his total academic work into 
this part of the program. Two types of projects will exist: 

a) Research and development projects of the type com- 
mon to most technical college research programs. 

b) Humanistic-technological projects. In the words of 
the report, "Examples of these projects might be: the ef- 
fect of a new north-south toll road on the people of central 
Massachusetts; the economic, technical, and social implica- 
tions of a law restricting pollution of the Blackstone River; 
... It is this type of involvement which is designed to bring 
the student to a familiarity with technology as a service to 
society, leading him to a sense of professionalism in the 
sense of assuming responsibility for some area of society's 
needs, and showing him the relevance of his studies of hu- 
man behavior." 

It is also suggested that "a fair fraction of the projects be 
centered off-campus." 

The projects would come in four different sizes: Type 
A: Individual Work; Type B: Individual Team Projects: 
three-man units; Type C: Comprehensive Project Activi- 
ties: two sub-units of three to four students each, combin- 
ing upperclassmen with underclassmen and/or technical and 
humanistic efforts; Type D: Systems Project Divisions: 
Groups of fifteen from a variety of levels and study inter- 

Upperclassmen and graduate students would be in posi- 
tions of leadership. 

Courses would be offered to "bring coherence to what 
has been learned in the projects . . . and to lead the student 
from the curricular disciplines of the American secondary 
schools to the unstructured system proposed." 

Three main types of courses would be offered: 
a) Courses designed to supply preliminary information and a 
transition to W.P.I. 's unstructured system; b) Short courses 
of the "how-to-do-it" type to aid in acquiring specific tech- 
niques as they are needed; c) Summary courses. These 
would be of the lecture-supervision type. A lecturer would 
present the material to a hundred or so students and a 
supervisor, meeting with four students at a time, would an- 
swer questions and go over solutions to specific problems. 

No prerequisites would be required for a course. 

Professor Shipman, a member of the Faculty Planning 
Committee, commented that one critical point in the aca- 

demic program would be the transition of the Freshmen 
from a structured high school background to an unstruc- 
tured college. He said that the kinds of freshman courses 
would have to be a lot different from the present courses, 
and would have to be designed to lead a student to learn on 
his own, and that a freshman would be involved in project 
work. He suggested that such courses as "The Philosophy 
of Science" and "The History of Science" might be 

In regard to the student body in general, he stated his 
belief that a "much larger percentage of the present stu- 
dents could handle the suggested program than the faculty 
believes." He also felt that we could attract students from a 
much wider area than we do presently. 

Although only the degree of Bachelor of Science would 
be given, students will be able to "major" in a Study Group 
or Division Area. This quote from the report may help ex- 
plain the Committee's concept of study groups: 

"Because of the problem orientation of the program and 
the increasing overlap of the various traditional disci- 
plines, it seems wise at this point to abandon the depart- 
mental structure of the faculty and to regroup into com- 
mon areas of study - Study Groups. It is not to be inferred 
that there need be any permanence to a Study Group, for 
in the course of time it will be necessary to dissolve some 
and establish others. The Dean of Academic Resources 
must bear the ultimate responsibility for seeing that the 
Study Groups remain relevant. It is important to recognize 
that the common denominator in the Study Groups is the 
problem orientation rather than the academic background 
of the members. The Study Groups are collected into three 

The following degree requirements were suggested: 

1. "Acceptable advanced-level work on two projects or 
independent study programs, a) It is strongly urged that at 
least one be of the humanistic-technological type, b) It is 
strongly urged that at least one of the qualifying projects be 
centered off-campus. 

"Advanced level work must produce a tangible result 
(usually in the form of a written report) which shall be 
judged not only for technical content but also for manner 
of presentation both by the project supervisor and external 
examiners . . . Grades will be assigned for all project work 
as follows: A-Acceptable; AWD-Acceptable with Distinc- 
tion; NA-Not Acceptable. 

2. "A minimum residence of two years is suggested be- 
cause of the importance of the environment to be estab- 

3. "Examinations: a) A comprehensive examination in a 
division or study group area. This examination may include 
oral as well as written parts, should be of the "open 
library" type, and must be the work of the student 
alone . . . the examination should confront the student with 
the unfamiliar, b) Two "sufficiency" examinations in areas 



other than that of the comprehensive, at least one of which 
should be in a different division from that of the compre- 

"Grades for these examinations will be A or AWD (an 
unsuccessful attempt is not recorded) and the examina- 
tions may be taken at any time after matriculation with the 
approval of the student's advisor." 


A different part of the report explains the advisor. "The 
entering student is assigned to an advisor who sees the stu- 
dent through the program ... it is essential that the student 
records be computerized so that the advisors can have at 
hand all information for counseling the student. Obviously, 
the project supervisor may have the best and closest con- 
tact with the student and can give considerable assistance to 
the advisor. The exact relationship of the student to his ad- 
visor will depend in large measure on the student living 
group structure." 

Provision is made in the model for the expulsion of a 
student "who consistently fails to do acceptable work." 

The school year would be divided into four eight-week 
terms for "flexibility in course offerings, project-logistics, 
and scheduling." The student would carry "four units of 
work" each term (for example, three courses and one proj- 
ect [not including how-to-do courses], four courses, etc.). 
Courses would extend from one to four terms. 

The above academic program was reached after seven 
months of deliberations by the President's Planning Group 
during the last school year. During that time they studied 
Tech's present status, developed a set of possible objectives, 
and published a set of two reports, "The Future of Two 
Towers," Parts 1 and 2. Then, during the summer, the fac- 

ulty - elected Planning Committee created the program 

One of the reasons why they chose to try to educate a 
"humane technologist" was, in the words of the Report, 
"a growing feeling throughout the nation that many science 
and engineering educators have become so concerned with a 
narrow form of professionalism that they fail to react ade- 
quately to disturbing signs . . . For a decade we have seen a 
loss of interest in engineering on the part of high school stu- 
dents; the disenchantment of students enrolled in engineer- 
ing programs is notorious; and we have heard much about 
the importance of relating science and engineering to the 
needs of the people." Another was in the form of a conclu- 
sion: "the major contribution of the independent college is 
to leaven the national educational scene with diversification 
and a source of innovative energy which lies beyond the 
capability of the public institutions." 

The failure of the present structure was also cited as a 

"Attempts to broaden the student by offering, and even 
requiring courses in the humanities have largely failed . . . 
because of the failure to show the students the relevance of 
their work in humanities to their professional careers. The 
student finds his learning activities more or less "locked 
in" to a course program and satisfaction of his curiosity 
hampered by a formidable set of prerequisites. A further 
factor is . . . isolation of the faculty from the students as 
people who have a view of life, who practice what they 
preach, and who themselves are continuously learning . . . 
students find campus life devoid of interest. Intellectual 
interchange is the exception rather than the rule." As one 
result of this, "the Committee had decided to relegate to an 
inferior position the argument that 'our students have limit- 

J. M. Boyd 
Mechanical Engineering 

W. R. Crogan, '46 
Eleclrical Engineering 

C. R. Hevanthal, Jr. 



Ft. L. Moruzzi 
Electrical Engineering 

C.l/V. Shipman 
Chemical Engineering 

J. P. van Alstyne 

ed capability.' This argument appears to be false and has so 
pervaded the thinking of both students and faculty that it 
has strongly affected the quality of W.P.I.'s present pro- 

The Committee then outlined what they felt were essen- 
tial considerations in determining W.P.I.'s goal: 

1. "It is hopeless to attempt to provide the student with 
enough information and technique to see him through a 
lifetime of professional work. It is far better to develop the 
student's learning capability so that he can learn what is 
necessary to solve the problem at hand — to meet the un- 
familiar situation competently. 

2. ". . . society is being well supplied with technologists 
who, given time and money, can eventually solve nearly 
any technological problem from development of an anti- 
polio vaccine to placing a man on the moon safely. How- 
ever, decisions as to what technology shall be developed 
and what problems attacked are made by the lawyer, the 
sociologist, and the politician who are, for the most part, 
unaware of the nature of technology itself. 

3. "The strongest motivating factor in student learning 
is the student's own interest . . . 

4. "The essence of the college experience is the environ- 
ment — the nature of the community. There is no stronger 
motivation for intellectual development than the inspiration 
of one's associates. Delight in learning is infectious . . . there 
is not now a single college - level program which has ade- 
quately come to grips with the challenge of developing and 
encouraging the necessary human understanding in its 
science and engineering students." 

Professor Shipman outlined four criteria that he felt a 
program would have to fulfill, and that he felt the model 
did fulfill: 1) Students would be involved and responsible; 
2) There would be a community of spirit; 3) It would have 
to be innovative enough to justify a private existence; 

4) It would have to be flexible. 

The report declared that, under this model, the follow- 
ing objectives of the original twelve listed in the first and 
second reports could be executed: 

1. High Quality Pre-Graduate Education in Engineering 
and Science 

2. Education for Leadership and Decision-Making in a 
Technological Society 

3. Classical Education in Engineering and Science in the 
Oxford - Cambridge Manner 

5. Middle College 

7. Educating the Underprivileged 

8. Invention and Entrepreneurship 

Objective 4 (Research-Oriented Graduate Center) was 
excluded because it was not felt to be attainable at this 
time and that there would be too much competition from 
such schools as M.I.T. The Committee rejected Objective 9 
(General University) because they felt student support for 
this was mainly due to a desire to facilitate shifting to a dif- 
ferent major field. The faculty Planning Committee felt 
that combining with Clark as a way of achieving a general 
university would not be an answer because there was no 
assurance that the simple act of combining would solve 
Tech's problems, there was a problem with the distance be- 
tween the two schools, and that colleges which had 
combined had had problems combining departments. 
Objective 6 (Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology) 
was excluded because no one seemed to want Tech to 
become that type of a school. 

According to Professor Shipman, this proposed program 
is unique. He did say that there were "precedents for any 
part of it," mentioning that one public high school in New 
York City had gone to an unstructured curriculum, but 
added that no program in any technical school has this 
orientation towards the "humane technologist." 




An Important Role 

Donald F. Berth '57 

Don received his BS and MS degrees in Chemical 
Engineering from W.P.I, in 1957 and 1959 respectively. 
Since graduation he has been at Cornell University for a 
majority of the time, holding positions as Assistant to the 
Dean of Admissions, Director of Admissions in the College 
of Engineering, and Administrative Assistant in the College 
of Engineering. At present Don is Director of College 
Relations, College of Engineering, at Cornell and he is also 
National Chairman of the Alumni Admissions Program for 

Kenneth Nourse 

Ken is presently Associate Dean of Student Affairs and 
Director of Admissions at Tech. He received his Bachelors 
Degree from Middlebury in 1952 and became Assistant 
Director of Admissions at Clarkson College of Technology 
in 1953. In 1957 he moved to Rochester Institute of 
Technology as Director of Admissions, but he returned to 
Clarkson one year later as Director of Admissions. He held 
that position until 1965 when he joined the staff of W.P.I, 
as Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Director of 






"DO YOUR THING '73" ... so reads the pin handed to 
each member of the freshman class during registration. 
Whether or not they do will in no way remove the class 
from its position of being the largest freshman class in the 
history of the college. On September 8 we registered 637 of 
them. We were looking for 500. We had an overrun. In 
September 1968 we were looking for 450 freshmen and 
came in with 360. We were shy by 90. In one year, we in- 
creased freshman enrollment by a whopping 80%. Why? 

The summer of 1968 was particularly long and particu- 
larly hot for Admissions. It was agreed that a repeat of the 
low frosh enrollment of 1968 would be unacceptable ... a 
euphemism for disastrous. An Admissions game plan was 
developed in outline form identifying five general areas and 
encompassing 27 specific approaches. The plan was re- 
viewed with the Trustees at the Worcester Club in October 
1968. It was suggested that if the plan worked in its en- 
tirety we might have an overrun. Trustee Fran Harvey com- 
mented that such a problem would be welcome. 

It is difficult to single out particulars because we were 
operating with so many variables. However, I can mention 
some educated guesses that will probably stand up. Our 
financial aid allotment was increased substantially. This was 
extremely important because it helped us regain a competi- 
tive position. We were able to make it possible for more of 
the better students to come. We were slipping badly in this 
area. The tuition shows a recent history of increasing on al- 
ternate years, but the financial aid allotment remained stat- 
ic. Hence, we were regressing. We now have an understand- 
ing that financial aid is a critical factor in the admissions ac- 
tivity and hope we shall be able to maintain our regained 

The Early Decision program was given special attention 
and the number accepted under this plan more than 
doubled from a year ago . . . 139 as opposed to 60. Financial 
aid was offered to this group in sizeable amounts for the first 
time. Highly qualified candidates with or without need who 
indicated that W.P.I was a strong first choice were "in the 
fold" as early as December 15. 

The number of "risk" students was doubled to 30. This 
is a faculty-approved program to admit X number of can- 
didates who appear to be statistically unacceptable but 
who, through a particular achievement or for one of a 
number of subjective reasons, seem desirable. Data on this 
group in the Classes of '71 and '72 indicates that 60+% are 

working successfully toward a degree. In the Class of '71 
(based on four semesters) the C.OP.A's range from 1.46 to 
2.99. In the Class of '72 (based on two semesters) the 
CQP.A's range from 1.75 to 3.44. This is a most interest- 
ing Admissions approach because it tends to prove that we 
should not overrate such things as College Board scores and 
counselor recommendations. All these students were en- 
couraged to participate in a new five-week summer program 
(we called it Pre-College Study) of compensatory work in 
the verbal and math areas. The remaining members of the 
class were invited, but not encouraged, to participate. 
Twenty students were ultimately involved. Their experience 
will be carefully measured as they progress through the 
freshman year. As soon as meaningful data has been as- 
sembled, perhaps a report will be presented. 

Our new degree programs and increased flexibility in the 
freshman curriculum have given us broader appeal. Many 
candidates who feel that a science-oriented education is 
timely and relevant are unable to pick specific programs of 
study so early in their educational careers. Our general to 
specific approach is very saleable and very sensible. The 
current flexibility available within the general boundaries of 
scientific orientation seems to be very appealing. Parents 
paying a tuition of 2,400 American dollars per year are 
pleased that there is lateral movement available. Guidance 
counselors, long used to the vicissitudes of teenage think- 
ing, nod their heads in agreement when we explain our flex- 
ibility. But, most important, the bright, sensitive, articulate 
student seems to be appearing in Boynton Hall for a person- 
al interview in greater numbers. If we can land some, and 
we shall, the faculty will find it timely to improve our 
climate for learning. 

There is reason to believe that our required personal in- 
terview brought many more prospective students to the 
campus than a year ago. It may sound like schmaltz, but 
this campus does a pretty fair job of selling itself. In com- 
parative terms, the place is immaculate. The maintenance 
people do an outstanding job and it is noticed by visitors. 
There is definitely a warm and friendly atmosphere 
throughout and in spite of our new age of liberalism it is 
obviously impressive. To give you some perspective, I 
quote statistics relative to campus interview traffic. The 
personal interview was not required for the Class of 1972. 
Between May 1967 and May 1968 we conducted 994 camp- 
us interviews. We then required a personal interview for the 
Class of 1973. From May 1968 to May 1969 we conducted 
1,378 campus interviews ... a 45% increase. We believe the 
interview serves three positive purposes: 

1. it brings the candidate to the campus 

2. it gives us a chance to explain our position in detail 

3. it serves as a quasi-declaration of intent on the part of 
the candidate. 

I do not mean to infer that all was peaches and cream, 
but I more than infer that differences were resolved with- 



out violence or without any interruption of the educational 
process. It is my observation that whoever is paying the 
tuition of 2,400 American dollars per year is pleased about 
that, too. 

I am certain that there are other factors, but I cite these 
as major. As we set our sights on the Class of 1974 which 
will number about 550, we have already introduced a new 
variable in the form of a re-organized Alumni-Admissions 
Counselor program. It is intended to affect the quality and 
not the quantity of the Class of 1974. On paper, Bill Elliott 
and Don Berth have constructed a well-oiled piece of mach- 
inery. A year from now perhaps we shall be given the op- 
portunity to report on its progress or lack of it. 

Looking to the future we hope to continue working 
closely with the Faculty Committee on Disadvantaged Stu- 
dents chaired by Prof. Bourgault and the Ad Hoc Commit- 
tee on Admissions chaired by Prof, van Alstyne. Both com- 
mittees are proving to be very desirable reaction groups to 
ideas conceived in the Admissions Office. 





W.P.I, alumni may often feel that the only support they 
can give their alma mater is through their checkbooks. But 
another, equally significant kind of support may be provi- 
ded by participation in one of the most critical activities of 
the Institute — the recruitment of quality students. To this 
end an alumni secondary school organization has been es- 
tablished. Its regional chairmen will hopefully serve as 
spark plugs; they will be responsible for organizing and sus- 
taining an effective working committee of alumni. In the 
following paragraphs I shall try to outline the need for and 
the nature of alumni support in this most vital effort. 

W.P.I, is essentially a specialist college, emphasizing un- 
dergraduate programs in the physical sciences, mathema- 
tics, and the major fields of engineering. In the past fifteen 
years there has been little or no increase in national student 
populations enrolled in these subject areas. Consequently, 
since college populations have more than doubled in this 
period, the proportion of students in these areas has been 
halved. At the same time, the number of undergraduate 
colleges offering work in the subject areas which Tech of- 
fers has increased by 25 percent. 

These facts spell a number of consequences. First, it is 
harder to find a high school student who is interested in sci- 
ence or engineering than it was fifteen years ago. Second, it 
is harder to sell him on a private college in view of much 
improved state university programs in these areas. Third, he 

is likely to cost more in financial aid than he did fifteen 
years ago. 

W.P.I, has an outstanding admissions staff and a quality 
education. But, as many Tech men who have spent years in 
informal secondary school recruitment efforts can attest, it 
is still the localized, personal interest that an alumnus can 
give to a particular student that counts in the long run — 
catalogs, campus visits, and admissions officers interviews 

For the past seven years some of my professional atten- 
tion has been directed to student recruitment for Cornell's 
College of Engineering. And one lesson is clear. The best 
schools owe much to the devotion and skill of alumni who 
seek and then sell the best prospects on the virtues of their 
alma mater and its programs. While the size of the alumni 
body, its geographical diversity, and a widespread public 
knowledge of a college all help its recruitment efforts, time 
and again I have witnessed the loss of valuable recruits be- 
cause alumni were not "working" their areas as hard as oth- 
er colleges were. On other occasions I have seen colleges 
win applicants because of efforts by enthusiastic, know- 
ledgeable, honest, and skillful alumni. 

The competition among alumni groups in the field is 
keen. And because of the increased organizational sophisti- 
cation of many of these groups, it is essential that W.P. I.'s 
alumni get busy to gain for Tech its share of the best talent. 

The alumnus whose participation as a committeeman is 
desired is the one who wants to lend a hand but is not sure 
of the best way to do it. Many have recognized the impor- 
tance of student recruitment and, with little guidance or 
support, have already become involved in sponsoring din- 
ners for area guidance counselors and helping in the inter- 
viewing of Tech applicants. 

We need more men who are enthusiastic about W.P.I, 
and W.P.I, today. Not the college that they graduated from 
in 1934, 1948, or 1957, but W.P.I, today. This does not 
mean that recent graduates will be best as committee mem- 
bers, but that homework will be required. The alumni sec- 
ondary school organizational framework will provide re- 
gional workshops for alumni at least once a year. 

We need men who are genuinely interested in young 
people (both men and women) and who would like to be of 
service to those who might profit from their college ex- 
periences. And we need men who can seek out prospective 
Tech students, not perfunctorily, but imaginatively, in such 
a way that admissions representatives will find audiences 
acquainted with W.P.I, when they visit secondary schools. 

Alumni in the field can be instrumental in multiplying 
efforts in student recruitment by several orders of magni- 
tude. The general regard for W.P.I, alumni by secondary 
school personnel is of obvious value. By becoming well ac- 
quainted with the teaching and counseling staffs - particu- 
larly with the math and science teachers and college coun- 
selors - of a particular school, an alumnus can make his 



name and presence synonymous with W.P.I. He can seek 
out superior secondary school prospects and encourage 
them to consider W.P.I, if their educational interests can be 
served through one of the Institute's programs. In addition, 
he can assist the W.P.I. Office of Admissions in the inter- 
viewing process by exploring and assessing the non-intellec- 
tual qualities of a candidate. He can sell W.P.I, to accepted 
candidates by personal follow-up and get-acquainted pro- 
grams where numbers warrant. 

Alumni have an important stake in the well being of 
their alma mater. If we do not see to it that more and more 
of the very best young minds and young leaders go to 
W.P.I., who will? And who will insure the value of our own 

I hope that when you may be contacted by your area's 
regional chairman, you will be ready to say yes to his call 
for help. 

Alumni Secondary School Organization 

The first priority of the Alumni Secondary School Or- 
ganization is to develop a quality organization that is pre- 
pared to do some work. Casual and ill-planned efforts yield 
complementary results. At the outset, the organization's ef- 
forts will be in areas where W.P.I, is known and where 
alumni live in some concentration. In some instances these 
regions will approximate chapter boundaries; in others they 
will transcend these boundaries. In no organizational way 
are the efforts of the secondary school organization tied to 
those of the chapters. 

Executive Secretary: William Elliott, '66, Assistant 
Director of Admissions 

The executive secretary is the contact man at W.P.I, for 
planning, staffing, and coordinating all "field efforts." He 

1. plan the annual workshops for regional chairmen and 
plan and schedule workshops for regional committee- 
men to coincide with admissions staff visits. 

2. have necessary materials (brochures, posters, flyers, 
etc.) prepared as required to maximize recruitment 

3. in essence, represent W.P.I, in all planning and co- 
ordination of alumni efforts and provide the on- 
campus continuity required to sustain this volunteer, 
part-time effort. 

Regional Chairmen: 

Their responsibilities include: 

1. seeking W.P.I, alumni as committeemen. 

2. planning regional workshops (assisted by W.P.I, ad- 
missions personnel). 

3. planning at least one luncheon or dinner meeting for 
guidance and/or teaching staffs in specific areas of 
their region annually. 

4. scheduling at least one major student recruitment 
meeting in each area of their region each year (co- 
ordinating and complementing ongoing programs of 
the chapters, the Society of Families, and the admis- 
sions office). 


to be announced 
Charles Frary, '34 

Henry Nowick, '56 


Boston and North Shore 
Boston West Suburbs and 

South Shore 
Connecticut Valley 

(Hartford and Springfield) 
Rhode Island Robert Dunklee, '40 

Northern New Jersey Edward Peterson, '43 

Southern Connecticut Charles Walters '55 

(Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford) 
Long Island James Adams, '49 

Mid- Atlantic (Baltimore Walter Bank, '46 

Washington, D.C.) 
Delaware Valley (Philadelphia, Thomas Flynn, '30 

Capital District (Albany, Robert Fulmer, Jr., '51 

Schenectady, Troy) 
Mid-West (Chicago, Milwaukee) Leon Bassett, '51 

Western Pennsylvania Ken Parker, '61 

Eastern Ohio David Pratt, '56 

Upstate New York (Buffalo, Don Girard, '46 

Rochester, Syracuse) 
Michigan Edmund Judd, '50 

New York City and to be announced 

Westchester County 

Concerned alumni will provide the "grass roots" contact 
for W.P.I, which will determine whether this secondary 
school student recruitment effort is a success or failure. 
The committeemen in each region (the number will vary 
depending on alumni concentration and secondary schools 
to be serviced) should become thoroughly familiar with the 
secondary schools in their area. About the one or two for 
which they will be responsible, they should know the 
teachers, counselors, and the outstanding juniors each year. 
The presence of each of these committeemen in a second- 
ary school should be synonymous with the presence of 

Won't you beat your regional chairman to the punch by 
writing to him (care of Bill Elliott, Admissions Office, 
W.P.I.) and telling him you can be counted on for sup- 




The following is a summary of the 1968-69 Annual Alumni Fund. Although the percentage of alumni participating was low — 
only 34% of our alumni contributed — a new record for individual gifts was set with a total of $1 19,822 being contributed. In 
addition $14,547 was contributed by companies with matching gift programs, $132,124 was contributed to the college as 
unrestricted gifts, and $245,753 was contributed as alumni bequests. Thus the total of all alumni giving to Worcester Tech for 
the period 1 968-69 was $51 2,246. 



Earl C. Hughes, '14; Frederick R. Butler, '20; William E. Hanson, 
'32; Arthur E. Smith, '33; James J. Clerkin, '45. 


E. Donald Beach, '11; Arthur B. Schofield, '13; Ralph M. Johnson, 
'15; George W. Smith, Jr., '15; Moses H. Teaze, '17; Weston Hadden, 
'22; Wayne E. Keith, '22; J. Kendall Fullerton, '29; Arthur W. 
Knight, '29; Carl W. Backstrom, '30; Francis S. Harvey, '37; 
Charles C. Bonin, '38; George W. Knauff, '41; Irving James 
Donahue, Jr., '44; Robert C. Wolff, '51. 


Frank S. Nutting, '00; James J. Shea, '12; Edmund K. Brown, '13; 
Frank G. Gifford, '16; E. Leland Durkee, '19; George R. Rich, '19; 
Helge S. Johnson, '24; Luther B. Martin, '25; Milton E. Berglund, 
'26; Dwight E. Jones, '28; Russell C. Wiley, '29; Aram Kalenian, '33; 
Leonard G. Humphrey, Jr., '35; Frederick W. Mclntyre, Jr., '35; 
Richard F. Burke, Jr., '38; Robert M. Taft, '38; Robert A. Muir, 
'41; Leonard H. White, '41. 


William A. Jordan, '02; Alfred E. Rankin, '04; Edwin M. Roberts, 
'04; Harold B. Larned, '05; James E. Smith, '06; Percy M. Hall, '07; 
Fritz A. Hedberg, '07; Arthur J. Knight, '07; Percy C. Smith, '07; 
George A. Barratt, '09; Oliver B. Jacobs, '10; Daniel H. Reamy, '10; 
Edmund M. Flaherty, '11; G. Allan King, '11; Earl W. Gleason, '12; 
Fred G. Munson, '12; Wilfred L. Peel, '12; Frederick S. Carpenter, 
'13; George C. Graham, '13; David G. Howard, '13; Harry B. 
Lindsay, '13; J. Arthur Planteroth, '13; Leon H. Rice, '13; Donald 
M. Russell, '13; Roland H. Dufault, '14; Carl F. Fritch, '14; 
George Ross, '14; Henry C. Whitlock, '14; Frederick P. Church, '15; 
G. Noble Davidson, '15; Benjamin B. D'Ewart, '15; Everett 
Hutchins, '15; Raymond P. Lansing, '15; Edwin T. Warren, '15 
Coburn L. Berry, '16; Carl H. Burgess, '16; Leslie J. Chaffee, '16 
Roland D. Home, '16; Harold W. Howarth, '16; Arthur Nutt, '16 
Selden T. Williams, '16; Aurelio E. Zambarano, '16; Ronald E 
Greene, '17; Herman Hollerith, Jr., '17; Andrew B. Holmstrom, '17 
John M. Leggett, '17; Philip C. Pray, '17; Russell H. Smith, '17 
John R. Wheeler, '17; Levi E. Wheeler, '17; Edmond E. Moore, '18 
Oakley C. Walker, '18; Howard S. Foster, '19; Thomas B 
Rutherford, '19; Paul M. Abbott. '20; Arvid E. Anderson, '20 
C. Harold Berg, '20; Herbert E. Brooks. '20; Milton W. Garland, '20 

Raymond B. Heath, '20; Burton W. Marsh, '20; Carlton J. O'Neil, 
'20; Robert A. Peterson, Sr., '20; George L. White, '20; Frank K. 
Brown, '21; Philip K. Davis, '21; Cyril Israel, '21; William L. 
Martin, '21; Lyle J. Morse, '21; Paul S. Sessions, '21; Lincoln 
Thompson, '21; Harold B. Whitmore, '21; Charles I. Babcock, '22; 
Lawrence K. Hyde, '22; Lloyd F. McGlincy, '22; John V. Russell, 
'22; Edwin L. Sholz, '22; Edwin B. Coghlin, '23; Wallace C. 
Hathaway, '23; Percival E. Meyer, '23; Richard Walberg, '23; 
Edward G. Beardsley, '24; Thomas L. Counihan, '24; Roger A. 
Fuller, '24; Alfred K. Morgan, '24; John N. Styffe, '24; Donald B. 
Wilson, '24; David C. Bailey, '25; Charles H. Bidwell, '25; 
Raymond L. Copson, '25; Henry L. Mellen, '25; L. Ivan Under- 
wood, '25; Richard S. Boutelle, '26; Philip R. Delphos, '26; 
Charles N. Healey, Jr., '26; Chandler W. Jones, '26; Howard G. 
Lasselle, '26; Donald F. Sears, '26; Victor E. Hill, '27; Nelson E. 
Parmelee, '27; Carleton R. Sanford, '27; Ralph V. Karlson, '28; 
Frederick H. Knight, '28; A. Everett Lawrence, '28; William A. 
Manty, '28; Alexander L. Naylor, '28; Frederick G. Sandstrom, '28; 
Lothar A. Sontag, '29; C. Eugene Center, '30; Charles H. Cole, '30; 
John W. Conley, '30; Clifford B. Ives, '30; Paul B. Morgan, Jr., '30; 
Daniel F. O'Grady, '30; Fred P. Peters, '30; M. Lawrence Price, '30; 
Warren C. Whittum, '30; Albert M. Demont, '31; Oliver B. Merrill, 
'31; Eben H. Rice, '31; Trueman L. Sanderson, '31; Herbert A. 
Stewart, '31 ; Oliver R. Underhill, Jr., '31 ; Robert S. Williamson, '31 ; 
William W. Asp, '32; Clement R. Barlow, '32; Dana B. Carleton, '32; 
Donald J. McGee, '32; Henry B. Pratt, Jr., '32; William F. Reardon, 
'32; Leon D. Skuropat, '32; Sidney Thune, '32; Waldo E. Bass, '33; 
Robert E. Ferguson, '33; Harry T. Jensen, '33; Edwin L. Johnson, 
'33; John A. Birch, '34; Warren H. Davenport, '34; Dwight J. 
Dwinell, '34; Clayton E. Hunt, Jr., '34; Luther C. Leavitt, '34; 
Charles W. McElroy, '34; Howard E. Stockwell, '34; Edward J. 
Abendschein, '35; Raymond J. Quenneville, '35; M. Kent Smith, 
'35; William R. Steur, '35; Plummer Wiley, '35; Carleton W. Borden, 
'36; Harold F. Henrickson, '36; John J. O'Donnell, '36; Stedman W. 
Smith, '36; Arthur D. Tripp, Jr., '36; Robert C. Wright, '36; 
Erving Arundale, '37; Philip G. Atwood. '37; Martin G. Caine, '37; 
Gordon F. Crowther, '37; Morton S. Fine, '37; Charles R. Michel, 
'37; Richard J. Donovan, '38; Richard M. Elliott, '38; Thomas B. 
Graham, '38; Raymond J. Perreault, '38; Walter L. Abel, '39; 
Jack F. Boyd, '39; Wilder R. Carson, '39; William L. Kay, '39; 
Robert W. Martin, '39; George E. Monchamp, Jr., '39. Billie A. 
Schmidt, '39; Frans E. Strandberg, '39; Fred N. Webster, '39, 
Donald R. Bates, '40; William S. Brooks, '40; Malcolm S. Burton, 
'40; Raymond J. Forkey, '40; Howard G. Freeman, '40; Joseph M. 



Halloran, Jr., '40; Russell A. Lovell, Jr., '40; Lawrence C. Neale, '40 

S. Merrill Skeist, '40; Stanley M. Terry, '40; Donald T. Atkinson 

'41; George A. Cowan, '41; Joseph P. Jurga, '41; Donald F. Palmer 

Jr., '41; William C. Richardson, '41; Roy F. Bourgault, '42 

Philip J. Hastings, '42; Howard C. Warren, '42; Raymond Wynkoop 

'42; Clifton B. Kinne, '43; Herbert Asher, '44; George W. Collins 

'44; Nicholas N. Economou, '44; Harrison E. Holbrook, Jr., '44 

David M. Field, '44; Fred S. Moulton, '44; Joseph D. Carrabino, '45 

Robert M. Edgerly, '45; Anson C. Fyler, '45; Howard D. Gerring 

'45; Philip A. Henning, '45; William C. Howard, Jr., '45; Robert E 

Scott, '45; George E. Comstock, '46; Edward A. Pendleton, '46 

Peter B. Myers, '46B; Allan Glazer, '47; Albert S. Goldberg, '48 

Clark L. Poland, '48; Peter J. Dalton, Jr., '49; James M. Genser, '49 

Edward A. Luiz, '49; Alfred Strogoff, '49; Burl S. Watson, Jr., '49 

John H. Williams, '49; Arthur O. Bouvier, Jr., '50; John P 

Burgarella, '50; Robert F. Stewart, '50; Russell W. Waldo, '50 

G. Albert Anderson, '51; Martin G. Bromberg, '51; Robert N 

Cochran, '51; Frank A. MacPherson, '51; John Marley, '51; Owen 

Ott, '51; John M. Tracy, '52; Orren B. McKnight, Jr., '53 

Anthony J. Ruksnaitis, '53; Richard D. Kirk, '54; Douglas B 

MacLaren, '54; Harry L. Mirick, Jr., '54; Walter A. Reibling, '54 

Edwin Shivell, Jr., '54; Robert L. Chang, '55; Louis Gaumond, '55 

Harold S. Sauer, '55; Edwin B. Coghlin, Jr., '56; John W. Braley 

Jr., '57; Edward J. Moineau, '57; Philip M. French, '58; Roger A 

Jolicoeur, '58; Marian C. Knight, '58; Peter J. Zanini, Jr., '58 

John L. Wheeler, '59; William M. Aitken, '60; Dwight M. Cornell 

'60; Benjamin B. Morgan, '60; Arthur W. Kroll, '61; Robert E 

Seamon, '61; Nicholas Cotsidas, '62; Keyren H. Cotter, Jr., '62 

Joseph V. Bucciaglia, '63; Arthur E. Goddard, '63; Robert H 

Gowdy, '63; Maurice R. Silvestris, '64; Stanley Szymanski, '64 

Ronald G. Greene, '65; Richard B. Nelson, '66; Peter G. Stebbins 

'66; Edward J. Ciarpella, '67; Thomas Y. Liu, '67; Charles F. Monnier 



Ellery B. Paine, '97; George K. Howe, '01; Sidney W. Farnsworth, 
'06; P. Alden Beaman, '07; Donald H. Mace, '07; Leon W. 
Hitchcock, '08; Ralph D. Whitmore, '09; William R. Bell, '10; 
Millard F. Clement, '10; Edward A. Hanff, '10; Frank M. McGowan, 
'12; Leon H. Treadwell, '12; William R. Turner, '12; Edward J. 
Dahill, '13; Norris D. Pease, '13; James L. Atsatt, '14; Frank 
Forsberg, '15; Charles B. Hurd, '15; Russell M. Searle, '15; 
Maurice G. Steele, '15; J. Arthur Blair, '16; Raymond W. Burns, '16; 
Simon Collier, '16; Leonard M. Krull, '16; Harold G. Saunders, '16; 
Clinton S. Darling, '17; Arthur E. Gorman, '17; Warren W. Parks, 
'17; Roger M. Lovell, '18; Benjamin Luther, '18; Leroy W. Vinal, 
'18; Howard A. Mayo, '19; Richard S. Morse, '19; Robert C. 
Sessions, '19; Richard L. Olson, '19; John Q. Holmes, '20; 
Albert R. Rienstra, '20; Harry W. Tenney, '20; Irving R. Smith, '21; 
Francis W. Towle, '21; Earl H. Winslow, '21; Charles N. Clarkson, 
'22; William H. Cooney, '22; Robert W. Cushman, '22; Richard D, 
Field, '22; Wilfred H. Howe, '22; Enfried T. Larson, '22; Frank R. 
Mason, '22; George V. Upton, Jr., '22; J. Carleton Adams, '23; 
Lincoln A. Cundall, '23; Kenneth E. Hapgood, '23; Edward B. John- 
son, '23; Weston Morrill, '23; Howard S. Nutting, '23; Frederick H. 
Scheer, '23; J. Norman Alberti, '24; Preston W. Hale, '24; Leslie J. 
Hooper, '24; Harry L. Hurd, '24; F. Paul Ronca, '24; Carroll C. 
Tucker, '24; Stephen J. Vouch, '24; Carl F. Carlstrom, '25; O. Arnold 
Hansen, '25; Edwin Higginbottom, '25; Daniel L. Hussey, '25; Urban 
R. Lamay, '25; Thomas G. Wright, '25; Harold A. Baines, '26; 
Frederick D. Fielder, '26; Donald L. Hager, '26; Eugene M. 
Hunter, '26; John S. Miller, '26; Stanley R. Osborne, '26; Harry C. 
Peinert, '26; Mabbott B. Steele, '26; Charles J. Thompson, '26; 
Irvin S. Webster, '26; Emerson A. Wiggin, '26; George L. Bush, '27; 
John R. Davis, '27; George J. Heckman, '27; Charles MacLennan, 
'27; Dean L. Merrill, '27; Charles S. Moore, '27; William M. Rauha, 
'27; Carl H. Schwind, '27; Donald S. Searle, '27; Russell G. 

Whittemore, '27; Gabriel O. Bedard, '28; Harold G. Butterworth, 
'28; W. Bigelow Hall, '28; Roland C. Mather, '28; Harland L. Page, 
'28; Karl W. Penney, '28; Lincoln H. Peterson, '28; Arthur T. 
Simmonds, '28; Carl H. Carlson, '29; Nathaniel Clapp, '29; 
Stephen D. Donahue, '29; Robert M. Eccles, '29; O. Vincent 
Gustafson, '29; Holbrook L. Horton, '29; Joseph Matulaitis, '29; 
Halbert E. Pierce, '29; Richard J. Stone, '29; Herbert W. Davis, '30; 
William H. Doyle, '30; Stanley H. Fillion, '30; Thomas F. Flynn, 
'30; Carmelo S. Greco, '30; Lincoln B. Hathaway, '30; William W. 
Locke, '30; Christos L. Orphanides, '30; Philip M. Seal, '30; 
F. Dudley Chaffee, '31; Henry N. Deane, '31; Albert M. Demont, 
'31; Jay M. Harpell, '31; Otis E. Mace, '31; John A. Mott, '31; 
J. Philip Pierce, '31. Hurant Tashjian, '31; A. Francis Townsend, 
'31; Elliott D. Jones, '32; Paul E. Nelson, '32; Olof W. Nyquist, 
'32; Hugo P. Borgatti, '33; Irving J. Gartrell, '33; Gilbert U. 
Gustafson, '33; Donald W. Haskins, '33; Leighton Jackson, '33; 
H. Edward Perkins, '33; Robert C. Peterson, '33; Frederick M. 
Potter, '33; Franklin B. Roberts, '33; Jeremiah H. Vail, '33; 
Howard W. Atkins, '34; J. Boylston Campbell, '34; Ernest M. 
Crowell, '34; Curtis A. Hedler, '34; George Kalista, '34; John H. 
Keenan, '34; William E. Mesh, '34; Everett F. Sellew, '34; Paul J. 
Sullivan, '34; Gordon P. Whitcomb, '34; C. Marshall Dann, '35; 
Martin B. Graham, '35; James J. Gushaw, '35; C. Gordon Lincoln, 
'35; Frank H. Madigan, '35; Frederick W. Mclntyre, '35; Andrew W. 
Palm, '35; Charles S. Smith, '35; Kingston C. Smith, '35; Leo T. 
Benoit, '36; John R. Brand, '36; Walter G. Dahlstrom, '36; C. James 
Ethier, '36; Jacob A. Sacks, '36; C. Chapin Cutler, '37; Nathaniel 
I. Korman, '37; Carl E. Larson, Jr., '37; William Price, '37; Robert 
B. Abbe, '38; Robert P. Day, '38; Allen R. Deschere, '38; 

E. Morton Fenner, '38; Raymond K. Houston, '38; Albert J. Kullas, 
'38; Francis B. Swenson, '38; John K. Busada, '39; Malcolm R. 
Chandler, '39; Donald E. Houser, '39; Carl A. Keyser, '39; Ward D. 
Messimer, '39; Walter P. Rodgers, '39; Richard B. Wilson, '39; 
Ronald S. Brand, '40; Arthur S. Dinsmore, '40; Edward E. J. Hafey, 
'40; Harding B. Jenkins, '40; Benjamin A. Lambert, '40; John H. 
Peters, III, '40; Raymond B. Shlora, '40; Carl W. Bettcher, Jr., '41; 

F. Harold Holland, '41; Norman G. Klaucke, '41; Frank R. 
Lindberg, '41; Chester P. Luke, '41; F. Douglas McKeown, '41; 
Hilliard W. Paige, '41; Russell W. Parks, '41; Donald E. Smith, '41; 
F. William Ziegler, '41; Robert E. Allen, '42; Gerald J. Bibeault, '42; 
Paul C. Disario, Jr., '42; Edward H. Jacobs, '42; Norman A. Kerr, 
'42; Richard H. Kimball, Jr., '42; Francis J. Oneglia, '42; Samuel W. 
Williams, Jr., '42; Warren B. Zepp, '42; Elmer W. Bennett, '43; 
Jackson L. Durkee, '43; Victor E. Kohman, '43; Earl G. Paige, Jr., 
'43; James J. Pezza, '43; Gordon C. Anderson, '44; Richard A. 
Carson, '44; Erling Lagerholm, '44; Paul I. Pressel, '44; Richard W. 
Russell, '44; Frank C. Baginski, '45; Carl C. Clark, '45; John T. E. 
Hegeman, '45; Frank J. Stefanov, '45; James Bush, Jr., '46; 
Joseph H. Johnson, Jr., '46; Albert E. Rockwood, Jr., '46B; John 
E. Runninger, '46B; John Lee, '46D; Joseph P. Manna, '46D; 
Wilfred L. DeRocher, Jr., '47; Daniel W. Knoll, '47; William J. Rice, 
'47; Paul E. Evans, '48; Neil I. Fishman, '48; Sameer S. Hassan, '48; 
Richard K. Home, '48; James G. McKernan, '48; Joseph P. Sheehan, 
'48; Daniel H. Sheingold, '48; James S. Adams, '49; Richard J. 
Coughlin, '49; Franklin P. Emerson, '49; Malcolm E. Ferson, '49; 
Peter Kalil, '49; Daniel L. McQuillan, '49; Edward W. Randall, '49; 
Hugh M. Robinson, '49; Carroll G. Smith, '49; Stephen J. Spencer, 
'49; Donald Taylor, '49; John F. Brierly, '50; William C. Griggs, '50; 
R. Reed Grimwade, '50; Richard E. Hathaway, '50; Arthur W. 
Joyce, Jr., '50; Paul D. May, '50; Robert E. Smith, '50; Ashton B. 
Brown, '51; Donald J. Corey, '51; Rafael R. Gabarro, '51; Arthur 
H. Gerald, Jr., '51; Harvey L. Howell, '51; Edward A. Kacmarcik, 
'51; Charles F. Mulrenan, '51; Roger W. Swanson, '51; Dick van den 
Berge, '51; Daniel T. Bernatowicz, '52; George F. East, '52; Ray N. 
Fenno, '52; Robert F. Turek, '52; Edgar L. Van Cott, Jr., '52; 
Gordon C. Willard, '52; Donald B. Youngdahl, '52; Carlton C. 



Comins, '53; Richard A. Davis, '53; William G. Mears, '53; Leo A. 
Salmen, '53; George E. Saltus, '53; Philip E. Simon, Jr., '53; David 
T. Van Covern, '53; Michael S. Zucker, '53; Jaak Jurison, '54; 
Abdul H. Kazi, '54; S. Paul London, '54; Russell R. Lussier, '54; 
Fabian Pinkham, '54; Gerald R. Backlund, '55; Roger F. Bardwell, 
'55; Edward M. Cahill, '55; Peter H. Horstmann, '55; Robert J. 
Schultz, '55; John L. Hyde, '56; David A. Pratt, '56; George P. 
Strom, '56; Thomas O. Wright, '56; Leland H. Baker, Jr., '57; 
Donald F. Berth, '57; Fred H. Clark, Jr., '57; Richard J. Ferguson, 
'57; Alvin E. Tanner, '57; Spiro L. Vrusho, '57; Robert P. Weis, '57; 
David B. Denniston, '58; Michael M. Gailbraith, '58; Michael S. 
Gutman, '58; Roy A. Pearson, Jr., '58; Harvey G. Roberts, '58; 
Joseph R. Russo, '58; William F. Curran, '59; Richard N. Gustafson, 
'59; Roger W. Kuenzel, '59; Peter A. Nelson, '59; Richard S. 

Orehotsky, '59; Ronald F. Swenson, '59; Edwin D. Tenney, '59; 
Mark H. Abramowitz, '60; Paul W. Bayliss, '60; Douglas O. Farrand, 
'60; Peter A. Lajoie, '60; Bruce E. Schoppe, '60; James F. Teixeira, 
'60; Bruce G. Willbrant, '60; Bradley E. Hosmer, '61; Lawrence L. 
Israel, '61 ; John A. Matley, '61 ; Conrad F. Matuzek, '61 ; Allan P. 
Sherman, '61; Edward A. Sundberg, Jr., '61; Rimas A. Zinas, '61; 
Lewis W. Huntoon, '62; Robert A. Olson, '62; Paul A. Sharon, '62; 
Myron R. Waldman, '62; Richard T. Dann, '63; Robert D. Jamaitas, 
'63; W. Allan Lilius, '63; Stanley P. Skola, '63; Warren R. Standley, 
'63; Peter Baker, '64; Peter L. Domemann, '64; William S. Ingalls, 
Jr., '64; William J. Museler, '64; Philip C. Nyberg, '65; David M. 
Schwaber, '65; Jonathan H. Pardee, '66; Clinton A. Inglee, '67; 
Mukundray N. Patel, '67; Robert P. Tolokan, '67; James M. 
Wendell, '68; Frank S. Yazwinski, '68; George T. Kane, '68; Joshua C. 


Italic type is used to commend those who have contributed 

annually since the beginning of the -Alumni Fund in 1924, 

or since their graduation. Italics are not used for the first 

contributions of the Class of 1968. 

All who contributed to the Centennial Fund are credited 

with contributing to the Annual Fund for 1964—65, 

1965-66, and 1966-67. 

Percentages listed refer to Alumni Association members only. 

Gifts by non-members are not included in percentage 

calculations. Late contributors are recognized in this listing, 

but their gifts have not been shown in the totals. 

Honorary Alumni 

In Memoriam, Harold J. Gay, George H. Haynes. 


In Memoriam, Myron J. Bigelow. 

1896 3 Members 

1 Contributor 


Ernest Mosman. 

1897 2 Members 

1 Contributor 


Ellery B. Paine 

1898 3 Members 

1 Contributor 


Frank C. Harrington 

1900 6 Members 

2 Contributors 


Frank S. Nutting, Lester W. West 

1901 9 Members 

4 Contributors 


Theo Brown, James W. Freeman, George K. Howe, Joseph W. Rogers. 

1902 8 Members 3 Contributors 38% 

Winthrop G. Hall, William A. Jordan, DeWitt C. Lambson. 

1903 13 Members 5 Contributors 39% 

Arthur A. Arnold, Lewis E. Dickinson, Benjamin D. Foot, Henry J. 
Potter, Edward L. Stone, Jr. 


8 Members 

4 Contributors 


In Memoriam - 1904 Seth R. Clark, Oscar M. Howland, Alfred E. 
Rankin, Edwin M. Roberts. 

1905 9 Members 3 Contributors 33% 
Roy A. Fitch, Harold B. Lamed, Ernest C. Morse. 

1906 14 Members 4 Contributors 29% 

Sidney W. Farnsworth, Franklin C. Green, John F. Hubbard, James 
£ Smith. 


25 Members 

13 Contributors 


P. Alden Beaman, Albert G. Belden, L. Herbert Carter, Joseph F. 
Cullen, Percy M. Hall, Howard H. Haynes, Fritz A. Hedberg, Arthur 
J. Knight, Donald H. Mace, Wilbur C. Searle, Percy C. Smith, Chester 
B. Starbird, William R. Wood. 


25 Members 

12 Contributors 


Arthur F. Barnes, Herbert M. Carleton, Royal W. Davenport, 
Sumner A. Davis, Luther W. Hawley, Leon W. Hitchcock, Frank F. 
Hutchings, Forrest G. Kirsch, George H. Ryan, Donald D. Simonds, 
Louis H. Trott, Ernest C. Willard. 


24 Members 

10 Contributors 


George A. Barratt, Fred F. Chapman, Charles F. Goldthwait, 
Dudley Harmon, Frank E. Hawkes, Wilfred F. Jones, Elwin H. 
Kidder, Francis W. Roys, Joseph K. Schofield, Ralph D. Whitmore. 


32 Members 

13 Contributors 


William R. Bell, Ernest W. Bishop, Alfred N. Chase, Millard F. 
Clement, Ralph G. Gold, Frank W. Green, Edward A. Hanff. Karl E. 
Herrick, Oliver B. Jacobs. Everett D. Learned, Clarence A. G. Pease, 
Daniel H. Reamy, Donald B. Wheeler. 


27 Members 

10 Contributors 


Charles A. Bassett, E. Donald Beach, David E. Carpenter, Harold R. 
Frizzell, Edmund M. Flaherty. Burdett J. Halligan, Martin H. 
Jachens, G. Allan King, A. Hugh Reid, Clarence W. Taft. 



1912 40 Members 18 Contributors 


Eric G. Benedict, Harrison G. Brown, F. Bertram Cleveland, George 
E.Clifford, Earl W. Gleason, J. Francis Granger, Frank M. McGowan, 
Fred G. Munson, Wilfred L. Peel, Frank H. Plaisted, Eugene H. 
Powers, Henry A. Rickett, James J. Shea, Harland F. Stuart, Roger 
P. Towne, Leon H. Treadwell, Edward J. Tucker, William R. Turner, 
F. Homan Waring. 

In Memoriam, James W. Cunningham, Herbert F. Taylor, William R. 


47 Members 

23 Contributors 


W. Harker Acton, Clarence A. Brock, Albert L. Brown, Edmund K. 
Brown, Arthur C. Burleigh, Frederick S. Carpenter, George E. Chick, 
Edward J. Dahill, Sherman A. Geer, George C. Graham, Leon H. 
Greenwood, Allen H. Gridley, David G. Howard, Alton H. Kingman, 
Harry 8. Lindsay, Norris D. Pease, J. Arthur Planteroth, Leon H. 
Rice, Donald M. Russell, Arthur B. Schofield, Millard C. Spencer, 
William R. Stults, Arthur W. Turner. 


49 Members 

25 Contributors 


R. L. Keith Memorial Fund (Income). 

James L. Atsatt, Edward C. Bartlett, Winthrop B. Brown, Arthur H. 
Burns, Horace L. Cole, Albert S. Crandon, Leon J. Croteau, Ray C. 
Crouch, John J. Desmond, Roland H. Dufault, Carl F. Fritch, 
A. Frederick Griffin, Franklin C. Gurley, Ernest R. Hedstrom, Ell- 
wood N. Hennessy, Asa Hosmer, Earl C. Hughes, Edward T. Jones, 
E. Russell Karb, Kirtland Marsh, Nels A. Nelson, George Ross, 
William W. Spratt, Harold L. Tilton, Henry C. Whitlock, Clayton R. 


41 Members 

30 Contributors 


Clarence F. Alexander, Dwight E. Allen, Howard C. Barnes, William 
J. Becker, John M. Bond, Roy C. Bowker, Frederick P. Church, 
G. Noble Davidson, Benjamin B. D'Ewart, David H. Fleming, Frank 
Forsberg, John W. Gleason, Robert E. Hancock, Harrison W. Hosmer, 
Russell N. Hunter, Charles B. Hurd, Everett Hutchins, Winfield S. 
Jewell, Jr., Ralph M. Johnson, Raymond P. Lansing, Carroll M. 
Lawton, Ulric J. Lebourveau, Philip F. Murray, Edward R. Nary, 
Ernest B. Norton, Russell M. Searle, George W. Smith, Jr., Myron M. 
Smith, Maurice G. Steele, Edwin T. Warren. 


74 Members 

30 Contributors 


Coburn L. Berry, J. Arthur Blair, Carl H. Burgess, Raymond W. 
Burns, Leslie J. Chaffee, Wellen H. Colburn, Simon Collier, Philip N. 
Cooke, Herbert N. Eaton, Thomas W Farnsworth , Frank G. Gifford, 
Roland D. Home, Harold W. Howarth, Theodore E. Kloss, Leonard 
M. Krull, Robert E. Lamb, Donald B. Maynard, Philip P. Murdick, 
Joseph E. Murphy, Arthur Nutt, Chester G. Rice, Raymond W.T. 
Ricker, Ellery E. Royal, Harold G. Saunders, C. LeRoy Storms, 
Sidney T. Swallow, Harold M. Toombs, Horace Trull, Selden T. 
Williams, Aurelio E. Zambarano. 


78 Members 

39 Contributors 


E. Munroe Bates, Arthur C. Bird, Edward M. Brennan, Walter F. 
Conlin, Sr., Clinton S. Darling, Richard B. Davidson, Clarence E. 
Fay, Alfred W. Francis, Leland A. Gardner, Walter H. Gifford, 
Arthur E. Gorman, Ronald E. Greene, Robert C. Hanckel, David E. 
Hartshorn, Charles E. Heywood, Raymond M. Hicks, Frederic L. 
Holbrook, Herman Hollerith, Jr., Andrew B. Holmstrom, Clyde T. 
Hubbard, Everett B. Janvrin, Richard D. Lambert, John M. Leggett, 
William L.G. Mackenzie, Paul J. Matte, Warren W. Parks, Philip C. 
Pray, Hermon F. Safford, Henry W. Sheldrick, Russell H. Smith, 
Moses H. Teaze, Charles A. Thrasher, Clarence B. Tilton, Robert L. 

Tomblen, Max W. Tucker, John A.C. Warner, Allen D. Wassail, 
John R. Wheeler, Levi E. Wheeler, Hollis J. Wyman. 
In Memoriam, Lester W. Kimball. 

1918 49 Members 18 Contributors 37% 

James Apostolou, Walter B. Dennen, Ervant H. Eresian, George C. 
Griffith, Charles S. Howard, Norman P. Knowlton, John F. Kyes, Jr., 
Heyward F. Lawton, Lewis F. Lionvale, Roger M. Lovell, Benjamin 
Luther, Edmond E. Moore, Hobart H. Newell, Maurice W. Richard- 
son, Ralph F. Tenney, Leroy W. Vinal, Charles L. Waddell, Oakley 
C. Walker, Winfred D. Wilkinson. 


42 Members 

33 Contributors 


Edwin W. Bemis, Carl I. Benson, George W. Caldwell, Donald T. 
Canfield, Roy H. Carpenter, Roger B. Chaffee, John W. Coghlin, 
E. Leland Durkee, Howard S. Foster, Ray W. Heffernan, Judah H. 
Humphrey, Edgar R. Jones, Howard A. Mayo, Howard A. McCon- 
ville, Richard S. Morse, H. Earl Munz, Richard L. Olson, Vincent J. 
Pettine, George R. Rich, Thomas B. Rutherford, Robert C. 
Sessions, Charles W. Staples, Raymond E. Taylor, Harold W. 
Thompson, Louis Zions. 

50-Year Class Gift, James E. Arnold, Carl I. Benson, Everett C. 
Bryant, Donald T. Canfield, Alden G. Carlson, Roy H. Carpenter, 
Roger B. Chaffee, John W. Coghlin, Cyril W. Dawson, E. Leland 
Durkee, Eric S. Ericsson, Howard S. Foster, Ray W. Heffernan, 
George V. Hough, Judah H. Humphrey, Burton W. Marsh, '20, 
Howard A. Mayo, Richard L. Olson, Robert A. Peterson, Sr., '20, 
George R. Rich, George W. Roraback, Thomas B. Rutherford, 
Robert C. Sessions, Raymond E. Taylor, Harold W. Thompson, 
Alfred M. Whittemore, Louis Zions. 

1920 73 Members 35 Contributors 48% 

Paul M. Abbott, Arvid E. Anderson, Stanley W. Arthur, Willis F. 
Atkinson, Lawrence G. Bean, C. Harold Berg, George B. Blaisdell, 
Harold D. Boutelle, Herbert E. Brooks, Frederick R. Butler, 
W. Orrell Davis, Norman C. Firth, Milton W. Garland, Richard A. 
Heald, Raymond B. Heath, Allan W. Hill, John Q. Holmes, Harold 
G. Hunt, Burton W. Marsh, Raymon F. Meader, Harry C. Merritt, 
Carlton J. O'Neil, Ernest A. Peel, Robert A. Peterson, Sr., Albert R. 
Rienstra, Saul Robinson, Baalis Sanford, Walter B. Shear, Rudolph 
C. Stange, Harry W. Tenney, Henry B. Townsend, George L. White, 
Lester C. Wightman, Albert L. Woodward, Oliver R. Wulf. 


65 Members 

32 Contributors 


Chester W. Aldrich, Harold S. Black, Carleton F. Bolles, Frank K. 
Brown, Cornelius A. Callahan, Myron D. Chace, Robert E. Chap- 
man, Philip K. Davis, Irving M. Desper, Robert G. Ferguson, Walter 
G. Fielder, Edward J. P. Fisher, Wilmore C. Harcus, Carroll A. 
Huntington, Cyril Isreal, E. Daniel Johnson, Lyman C. Lovell, 
William L. Martin, Lyle J. Morse, Richard P. Penfield, Edward Rose, 
William A. Schuermann, Paul S. Sessions, B. Clark Shaw, Irving R. 
Smith, Foster E. Sturtevant, Lincoln Thompson, Francis W. Towle, 
Harold B. Whitmore, Alexander L. Wilson, Earl H. Winslow, Paul D. 

1922 83 Members 42 Contributors 50% 

Dean W. Alden, Charles I. Babcock, Wendell B. Batten, Wellington 
H. Bingham, Alden I. Brigham, Edward L. Campbell, Charles N. 
Clarkson, Edward H. Colesworthy, Martin J. Conroy, William H. 
Cooney, Charles S. Cushing, Robert W. Cushman, Emerson E. 
Donnell, Richard D. Field, Russell M. Field, Weston Hadden, John 
A. Herr, William S. Hoar, Wilfred H. Howe, Solomon Hurowitz, 
Lawrence K. Hyde, Wayne E. Keith, Enfried T. Larson, Kenneth J. 



Lloyd, James L. Marston, Frank R. Mason, Lloyd F. McGlincy, 
Carl F. Meyer, William E. Murphy, Clark H. Overhiser, C. Warren 
Page, George F. Parsons, Fred Pickwick, Jr., Harold S. Rice, Henry 
J. Rives, John V. Russell, Ernest M. Schiller, Edwin L. Sholz, Luther 
C. Small, Stanley M. Townsend, George V. Upton, Jr., George A. 
Walker, Philip H. White, Robert M. Wilder. 


71 Members 

34 Contributors 


J. Carleton Adams, Jesse M. Blodget, George S. Cary, Edwin B. 
Coghlin, Lincoln A. Cundall, Andrew Fiore, Judson M. Goodnow, 
Aldo P. Greco, Kenneth E. Hapgood, William J. Harrington, Wallace 
C. Hathaway, C Freeman Hawley, Carl M. Holden, Max Hurowitz, 
Edward B. Johnson, Lewis J. Lenny, Philip W. Lundgren, Joseph P. 
Mason, Percival E. Meyer, Weston Morrill, Raymond D. Morrison, 
Howard S. Nutting, Ralph C. Pierce, Frederick H. Scheer, Richard 
H. V. Shaw, George B. Snow, Paul R. Swan, John H. Tsui, Roger T. 
Waite, Richard Walberg, James A. Whelpley, Ralph W. White, 
Everett G. Wightman, Raymond S. Worth. 


75 Members 

32 Contributors 


J. Norman Alberti, Clarence E. Anderson, Solon C. Bartlett, 
Edward G. Beardsley, Milton A. Bemis, Francis C. Bragg, Edward J. 
Burke, Edward L. Carrington, Thomas L. Counihan, Rawson C. 
Crawshaw, Godfrey J. Danielson, Warren B. Fish, Roger A. Fuller, 
Preston W. Hale, James A. Hillman, Leslie J. Hooper, Harry L. Hurd, 
Helge S. Johnson, Lionel O. Lundgren, Walter T. MacAdam, Douglas 
B. Martin, Arthur P. Miller, Alfred K. Morgan, F. Paul Ronca, John 
N. Styffe, Raymond C. Tower, Carroll C. Tucker, Stephen J. Vouch, 
Forrest E. Wilcox, Raymond G. Wilcox, Gordon C. Willard, Donald 
B. Wilson. 


77 Members 

25 Contributors 


David C. Bailey, Charles H. Bidwell, Roger N. Brooks, Llewellyn A. 
Burgess, Carl F. Carlstrom, Raymond L. Copson, Louis Corash, 
William B. Gould, III, 0. Arnold Hansen, Edwin Higginbottom, 
Arthur V. Houle, Daniel L. Hussey, Urban R. Lamay, Luther B. 
Martin, Donald M. McAndrew, Henry L. Mellen, David J. Minott, 
Roy B. Payne, Julian B. Pendleton, William F. Ronco, Leonard F. 
Sanborn, L. Ivan Underwood, Sigurd R. Wendin, Lloyd P. Wilcox, 
Thomas G. Wright. 


124 Members 53 Contributors 


Walter F. Ames, Kenneth R. Archibald, Walter R. Bennet, Harold A. 
Baines, Milton E. Berglund, Raymond H. Bjork, Richard S. 
Boutelle, Raymond C. Connolly, Phillip R. Delphos, Donald G. 
Downing, Elmer 0. Earnshaw, Frederick D. Fielder, Joseph P. 
Flemming, Carroll D. Forristall, F. Ray Green, Donald L. Hager, 
Arthur W. Haley, Carl G. Hammar, Charles B. Hardy, Frederic V. 
Haskell, Arnold P. Hayward, Charles M. Healey, Jr., Fred H. Hedin, 
Richard P. Houlihan, Eugene M. Hunter, Stanley F. Johnson, 
Chandler W. Jones, O. Harold Kallander, Howard G. Lasselle, 
Winthrop S. Marston, Carleton F. Maylott, Henry G. Mildrum, John 
S. Miller, John A. Morse, Stanley R. Osborne, Linwood E. Page, 
Armand L. Paquette, Harry C. Peinert, Arthur C. Parsons, George I. 
Pierce, Arthur G. Rand, James A. Robertson, William A. Russell, 
Donald F. Sears, Charles T. Smith, Mabbott B. Steele, Harry E. 
Stratton, Charles J. Thompson, Howard B. Thomson, Llewellin W. 
Wade, Irvin S. Webster, A. Harold Wendin, Emerson A. Wiggin, 
Alfred D. Wilson. 


89 Members 

39 Contributors 


Richard E Bliven, George L. Bush, Edward F. Cahalen, John R 
Davis, Chester A. Deane, Harold L. Eastman, Charles H. Fogg, 

Louis H. Griff, Chester Haitsma, George J. Heckman, Victor E. Hill, 
E. Carl Hoglund, Richard K. Irons, Lester G. Jaquith, Robert E. 
Johnson, Walter G. Johnson, Harry J. Kathman, Donald L. King, 
Leonard W. Lewis, Philip A. MacArdle, Charles MacLennan, Arthur 
C. Manning, Dean L. Merrill, Charles S. Moore, Charles B. Parker, 
Robert L. Parker, Nelson E. Parmelee, Edward J. Purcell, Jr., 
William M. Rauha, Carleton R. Sanford, Carl H. Schwind, Donald S. 
Searle, James M. Simmons, Nathan M. Southwick, Jr., Howard F. 
Stephenson, Paul W. Swenson, Emmett A. Thrower, Russell G. 
Whittemore, John F. Wood, Charles F. Monnier. 


108 Members 

59 Contributors 


Milton H. Aldrich, Carl F. Alsing, Lawrence E. Backlin, Roderick A. 
Bail, Gabriel O. Bedard, Harold G. Butterworth, Frank E. Buxton, 
Bernard N. Carlson, Arthur M. Cheney, Jr., Frederick R. Cook, 
Gifford T. Cook, Lyman W. Cross, Charles H. Decater, Herbert P. 
Dobie, John E. Driscoll, Charles G. Durbin, Theodore J. Englund, 
Clifford G. Engstrom, Frank J. Fleming, W. Bigelow Hall, Paul K. 
Henley, Jacob J. Jaffee, Dwight E. Jones, Ralph V. Karlson, Francis 
H. King, Frederick H. Knight, A. Everett Lawrence, Louis F. 
Leidholdt, Clifford S. Livermore, Ralph H. Lundberg, James A. 
MacNabb, William A. Manty, Roland C. Mather, James H. Mc- 
Carthy, Charles B. Muzzy, Alexander L. Naylor, Forrest S. Nelson, 
Reginald J. Odabashian, Arthur W. Olcott, Harland L. Page, Karl W. 
Penney, Wilbur H. Perry, Lincoln H. Peterson, Stanley H. Pickford, 
Donald P. Reed, Gordon E. Rice, Frederick G. Sandstrom, Lester H. 
Sarty, Arthur T. Simmonds, Roger K. Stoughton, Milton A. 
Swanson, Rodman R. Tatnall, William J. Thacker, James W. 
Torrant, Andrew G. Toussaint, Winslow C. Wentworth, Andrew L. 
Wilkinson, Edward N. Wooding, Alfred W. Young. 


95 Members 

50 Contributors 


Frederick G. Baldwin, Wayne S. Berry, Clifford Broker, Charles J. 
Brzezinski, Arthur H. Burr, Carl H. Carlson, Luther Q. H. Chin, 
Nathaniel Clapp, Laurence F. Cleveland, William L. Crosby, Boris 
Dephoure, Diran Deranian, Richard J. Dobie, Stephen D. Donahue, 
Robert M. Eccles, Gale E. Flint, Lester W. Frank, Frank H. 
French, J. Kendall Fullerton, Arthur E. Gilbert, Jr., John E. Gill, 
O. Vincent Gustafson, Holbrook L. Horton, William R. Hutton, 
Francis E. R. Johnson, J. Bernard Joseph, Arthur W. Knight, 
Harold P. Kranz, Milton F. Labonte, Edward E. Lane, Daniel R. 
Leamy, Joseph Matulaitis, Frederick J. McGowan, Jr., John L. 
Mooshian, Percy E. Newton, Andrew J. O'Connell, Erold F. Pierce, 
Halbert E. Pierce, Jr., John D. Putnam, Harold P. Richmond, 
Nicholas J. Ruberti, Lawrence Silverborg, Lothar A. Sontag, 
Richard J. Stone, Wilford A. Sutthill, George J. Tsatsis, Robert L. 
Town, Francis Wiesman, Russell C. Wiley, James H. Williams. 


119 Members 

50 Contributors 


Henry O. Allen, Carl W. Backstrom, Albert A. Baron, Robert S. 
Bennett, David K. Bragg, John W. Burt, E. Waldemar Carlson, 
C. Eugene Center, Joseph H. Coghill, Charles H. Cole, John W. 
Conley, George W. Crossley, Sherman Dane, William D. Davidson, 
Herbert W. Davis, William H. Doyle, Charles R. Fay, Stanley H. 
Fillion, Myrton P. Finney, Thomas F. Flynn, Walter H. French, 
Ralph H. Gilbert, Armando E. Greco, Carmelo S. Greco, Roger T. 
Griswold, Lincoln B. Hathaway, Daniel S. Horgan, Clifford 8. Ives, 
Francis E. Kennedy, William W. Locke, Percy F Marsaw, George A. 
Marston, James E. McLoughlin, Paul B. Morgan, Jr., Albert N 
Narter, Daniel F. O'Grady, Christos L Orphanides, John R Parker, 
George E. Perreault, Fred P. Peters, Arthur F. Pierce, Jr., M. 
Lawrence Price, Warren R. Purcell, Philip M. Seal. Arthur J. 
Shanstanian, Harry A. Sorensen, James B. Stearns, George W. 
Stratlon, William E. Tate, Vernon E Wade, Warren C. Whittum. 




120 Members 

50 Contributors 


Idolf Anderson, Jr., Robert E. Barrett, Edward J. Bayon, Clifford A. 
Bergquist, Robert Bumstead, Joseph J. Bunevith, H. Oscar Carlson, 
Benjamin R. Chadwick, F. Dudley Chaffee, Russell V. Corsini, 
Harold T. Cutler, Henry N. Deane, Albert M. Demont. Warren N. 
Doubleday, I. Bernard Erkkila, Frank S. Finlayson, Theodore L. 
Fish, John E. Fletcher, M. Dexter Gleason, A. Wallace Gove, 
William Graham, Allan G. Hall, Raymond E. Hall, Jay M. Harpell, 
Edwin V. Haskell, Frederic C. Holmes, John H. Hinchliffe, Jr., 
Charles A. Kennedy, David D. Kiley, Russell J. Libbey, Otis E. 
Mace, Oliver B. Merrill, William H. Mill, John A. Mott, J. Philip 
Pierce, Eben H. Rice, Carl F. Sage, Trueman L. Sanderson, George 
W. Smith, Michael C. Sodano, Herbert A. Stewart, Hurant Tashjian, 
Robert D. Taylor, A. Francis Townsend, Prescott K. Turner, John 
B. Tuthill, Oliver R. Underhill, Jr., Irving S. White, Carroll N. 
Whitaker, Robert S. Williamson, Charles E. Woodward. 


113 Members 

48 Contributors 


N. Albert Anderson, William W. Asp, Arthur W. Backgren, Clement 
R. Barlow, Robert I. Belmont, Theodore H. Berard, Herbert F. 
Borg, Walter J. Brosnan, Dana B. Carleton, Henry E. Carlson, 
William J. Cullen, Marcel A. E. Delys, John W. Dowgielewicz, 
C. Milton Ekberg, Ernest W. Foster, Earle E. Green, William E. 
Hanson, Lambert R. Johnson, Elliott D. Jones, Howard P. Lekberg, 
Eino 0. Leppanen, Lester N. Lintner, Richard H. Martin, Donald J. 
McGee, Robert W. McMaster, William J. Minnick, Norman Monks, 
Paul E. Nelson, John Nizamoff, Olof W. Nyquist, Charles S. 
O'Brien, Jr., Constantine G. Orfanos, Irwin W. Peterson, Edwin L. 
Pollard, Henry B. Pratt, Jr., Russell D. Purrington, William F. 
Reardon, David Rice. Lawrence J. Sarkozy, Leon D. Skuropat, 
Eugene W. Somerville, Ellis R. Spaulding, Francis M. Sullivan, 
Sidney Thune, John U. Tillan, John R. Tinker, Curtis M. White, 
Frederick F. Whitford, Clelan G. Winn. 


125 Members 

58 Contributors 


Edward K. Allen, Jr., Alexander L. Alves, William A. Anderson, 
Henry C. Ashley, Gordon E. Barnes, Waldo E. Bass, Ethan D. 
Bassett, Robert W. Blake, Hugo P. Borgatti, Charles S. Brewer, 
Allen L. Brownlee, R. Norman Clark, Raymond B. Crawford, 
George Davagian, Thomas E. Decker, Herman W. Dorn, Cornelius J. 
Doyle, J. Roy Driscoll, John J. Dwyer, Frank L. Eaton, Jr., 
Albert H. Ensor, Kenneth M. Farnsworth, Robert E. Ferguson, 
Alden H. Fuller, Robert W. Fulton, Irving J. Gartrell, Kenneth E. 
Gleason, Albert B. Glenn, Gilbert U. Gustafson, Linval D. Harvey, 
Donald W. Haskins, John A. Henrickson, Leighton Jackson, Harry 
T. Jensen, Carl L. Johnson, Carroll M. Johnson, Edwin L. Johnson, 
Aram Kalenian, John C. Keefe, Jr., Albert J. Laliberte, Harvey F. 
Lorenzen, George W. Lyman, Richard T. Merrell, Emil C. Ostlund, 
H. Edward Perkins, Jr., W. Harvey Perreault, Robert C. Peterson, 
A. Elmer Pihl, Frederick M. Potter, Wesley B. Reed, Franklin B. 
Roberts, John C. L. Shabeck, Jr., Arthur E. Smith, John C. Spence, 
Chester R. Spielvogel, Sumner B. Sweetser, Walter W. Tuthill, 
Jeremiah H. Vail, Ralph J. Voigt, Albert S. White, Jr. 


116 Members 

57 Contributors 


Bertil H. Anderson, Clarence W. Anderson, Howard W. Atkins, 
G. Standish Beebe, Harold B. Bell, Kenneth E. Bennett, John A. 
Birch, Charles N. Bissell, Joseph A. Bober, John H. Bradbury, 
William E. Burpee, J. Boylston Campbell, Allan R. Catheron, 
Edward D. Chase, Anthony C. Cowal, Ernest M. Crowell, Merritt E. 
Cutting, Warren H. Davenport, Charles S. Dayton, Jr., Dwight J. 
Dwinell, Charles J. Egan, Robert K. Finlayson, Charles S. Frary, 

Jr., Robert S. Grand, Joseph Haddad, Carl Hammarstrom, Curtis A. 
Hedler, Russell P. Hook, Clayton E. Hunt, Jr., George Kalista, John 
H. Keenan, B. Gustaf Larson, Luther C. Leavitt, Edward R. 
Markert, Charles W. McElroy, John A. McMahon, William E. Mesh, 
William P. Mitnik, Raymond H. Neubauer, Shepard B. Palmer, Jr., 
C. Eugene Parta, Albert T. Phelps, Louis Press, V. Thomas 
Ratkiewich, Jr., Richard W. Rhodes, Elijah B. Romanoff, Edmund 
F. Rothemich, James V. Rowley, Everett F. Sellew, H. Victor 
Stenbeck, Howard E. Stockwell, Paul J. Sullivan, Michael G. 
Tashjian, Donald C. Vibber, Arthur B. Wentzel, Howard A. 
Whittum, Gordon P. Whitcomb. 
In Memoriam, Leon J. Volley. 


133 Members 

57 Contributors 


Mark Abelson, Edward J. Abendschien, George W. Axelby, Carl G. 
Bergstrom, Karl H. Bohaker, Joseph P. Buckley, Edwin T. Clinton, 
B. Austin Coates, John B. Coyle, C. Marshall Dann, Maurice E. Day, 
Philip S. Dean, William A. Dempsey, Samuel D. Ehrlich, Joseph 
Glasser, Martin B. Graham, James J. Gushaw, Preston H. Hadley, Jr., 
Allan F. Hardy, Jr., Francis L. Harrington, James K. Healy, 
Leonard G. Humphrey, Jr., Ladislaus T. Jodaitis, Joseph A. 
Johnson, Paul S. Krantz, Roger H. Lawton, Harold A. LeDuc, 
Lester L. Libby, C. Gordon Lincoln, Arvo A. Luoma, Frank H. 
Madigan, Frederick W. Mclntyre, Jr., Raymond L. Moeller, John J. 
Molloy, Homer R. Morrison, Roland L. Nims, Andrew W. Palm, 
William C. Potter, Wesley A. Proctor, Charles C. Puffer, Raymond J. 
Quenneville, Lionel C. Reed, Irving Skeist, Charles S. Smith, 
M. Kent Smith, Kingston C. Smith, David V. Smyth, William R. 
Steur, Roy O. Swenson, Gordon S. Swift, J. James Tasillo, 
Robert B. Taylor, Harold K. Vickery, Harvey W. White, Plummer 
Wiley, William E. Wyman. 


111 Members 

40 Contributors 


Harry T. Anderson, Jr., Leo T. Benoit, Carl F. Benson, Walter F. 
Beth, Carleton W. Borden, John R. Brand, George W. Busby, Jr., 
John R. Casler, Jr., George L. Chase, Earl M. Curtis, Walter G. 
Dahlstrom, Donald L. Edmunds, C. James Ethier, Robert Fowler, 
Jr., Thomas C. Frary, Scoff K. Goodwin, Vincent P. Grubbe, Harold 
F. Henrickson, L. Brewster Howard, Richard W. Keenan, Raymond 
J. Lawn, Clinton E. Leech, N. Robert Levine, William C. Maine, 
Robert E. Maynard, David M. Morley, John J. O'Donnell, Michael C. 
Rallis, George E. Rocheford, Wesley F. Rouse, Jacob A. Sacks, 
Louis Sadick, Alan F. Shepardson, Burton H. Simons, Stedman W. 
Smith, John H. Thompson, Arthur D. Tripp, Jr., Abbott D. 
Wilcox, Robert C. Wright, Theodore C. Wyman, Frank L. Yeo. 


114 Members 

46 Contributors 


Erving Arundale, Philip G. Atwood, Lawrence K. Barber, Donald L. 
Beebe, B. Allen Benjamin, William E. Brown, William S. Bushell, 
Martin G. Caine, William E. Carew, William C. Clark, John H. 
Covell, Jr., Harold N. Cox, Jr., Gordon F. Crowther, C. Chapin 
Cutler, Gordon C. Edwards, Morton S. Fine, Paul R. Glazier, 
Laurence F. Granger, Francis S. Harvey, Daniel J. Hastings, Ralph 
H. Holmes, A. Hallier Johnson, Stanley L. Hyman, Nathaniel I. 
Korman, Carl E. Larson, Jr., Ray K. Linsley, Jr., Richard J. Lyman, 
Francis H. Marchand, Maxwell E. Marshall, Samuel W. Mencow, 
Charles R. Michel, Rolland W. McMurphy, Howard W. Osborn, 
Carl S. Otto, Chandler P. Pierce, A. Hamilton Powell, Foster C. 
Powers, William Price, Raymond W. Schuh, Carleton E. P. Vinal, 
Talbot F. Wentworth, M. Blair Whitcomb, John B. Willard, Dana W. 
Woodward, William W. Worthley, Leonard A. Young. 

1938 136 Members 61 Contributors 45% 

Robert B. Abbe, Robert O. Alexander, Edward W. Armstrong, 



Gilbert G. Ashwell, Paul H. Bergstrom, Eugene Bertozzi, Charles C. 
Bonin, J. Randolph Buck, Frederick J. Burg, John C. Bradshaw, 
Richard F. Burke, Jr., George B. Cattermole, Donald B. Clark, 
Richard W. Cloues, Andrew R. Constant, Leo J. Cronin, Robert P. 
Day, Albert L. Delude, Jr., Allen ft. Deschere, Richard J. 
Donovan, Richard M. Elliott, Robert A. Evans, E. Morton Fenner, 
Robert H. Field, Neil A. Fitzgerald, Norman M. Gamache, Thomas 

B. Graham, Perry F. Grenon, Allen H. Gridley, Jr., Ernest E. 
Gustafson, Howard W. Haynes, William D. Holcomb, Raymond K. 
Houston, Robert Karakoosh, Robert B. Keith, Peter P. Koliss, 
Albert J. Kullas, M. Leonard Kuniholm, John G. Lawrence, 
A. George Mallis, Daniel G. Mazur, Richard G. Munson, Walter O. 
Nygaard, Robert W. O'Brien, Raymond J. Perreault, Donald F. 
Pethybridge, Arnet L. Powell, Maurice Pressman, Henry M. Ritz, 
Malcolm G. Safford, Edward A. Sawtell, John B. Scalzi, Philip R. 
Seaver, Dana D. Stratton, Francis B. Swenson, Robert M. Taft, 
Raymond H. Tolman, Edward E. Turner, Paul H. Vaughan, Murray 

C. Wilson, Francis L. Witkege. 


139 Members 

58 Contributors 


Walter L. Abel, Charles H. Amidon, Jr., Roland N. Anderson, 
Robert V. Bergstrom, Jack F. Boyd, Harrison K. Brown, Donald M. 
Burness, John K. Busada, Wilder ft. Carson, Allan H. Chase, 
Malcolm ft. Chandler, Arthur N. Cooley, Apostle T. Dervos, 
Howard Duchacek, Floyd J. Folmsbee, George C. Graham, Jr., 
Eugene L. Gravlin, Jacob J. Hagopian, John C. Harvey, Jr., John G. 
Hollick, Donald E. Houser, John W. Hughes, David H. Hunt, Roger 
L. Iffland, Paul W. Johnson, Samuel B. Kaplan, Oiva J. Kama, 
William L. Kay, Carl A. Keyser, Philip A. Kulin, Gleason W. Jewett, 
John H. Lancaster, Leonard B. Landall, Albert M. Lavan, Carl W. 
Lewin, C. John Lindegren, Jr., Arthur H. Mallon. Robert W. 
Martin, David McEwan, Ward D. Messimer, Robert B. Mirick, 
George E. Monchamp, Jr., Robert A. Morse, Robert C. Murphy, 
C. Kenneth Olson, John F. Peavey, Frederick S. Pyne, Albert J. 
Raslavsky, Walter P. Rodgers, Leo G. Rourke, Jr., Billie A. Schmidt, 
Norman W. Stewart, Frans E. Strandberg, Louis E. Stratton, Charles 
W. Thulin, Fred N. Webster, Harold E. White, Richard B. Wilson. 


157 Members 

63 Contributors 


Clayton H. Allen, Eric S. Anderson, Donald ft. Bates, Max Bialer, 
George S. Bingham, Kenneth R. Blaisdell, William H. Bosworth, 
Ronald S. Brand, William S. Brooks, Malcolm S. Burton, Donald S. 
Chatfield, Edward D. Cross, Frank J. Delany, Arthur S. Dinsmore, 
Robert E. Dunklee, Jr., Raymond J. Forkey, Kenneth C Eraser, 
Howard G. Freeman, Carl F. Fritch, Jr., Clyde L. Gerald, W. Clark 
Goodchild, Jr., Edward S. Goodrich, Frank C. Gustafson, Edward 
£ J. Hafey, Joseph M. Halloran, Jr., Robert W. Hewey, Robert E. 
Higgs, Albert E. Howell, Jr., Harding B. Jenkins, Fritz E. Johanson, 
Benedict K. Kaveckas, Stanley W. Kimball, Arthur R. Koerber, 
David A. Kuniholm, Benjamin A. Lambert, Norman U. LaLiberte, 
John A. Leach, Vernon J. Liberty, Russell A. Lovell, Jr., Noel ft. 
Maleady, Zareh Martin, Kenneth H. McClure, Lawrence C. Neale, 
Robert G. Newton, Henry J. Paulsen, John H. Peters, III, Bruce G. 
Potter, Marcus A. Rhodes, Jr., Milton E. Ross, Alden T. Roys, M. 
Michael Sadick, Raymond B. Shlora, S. Merrill Skeist, Everett P. 
Smith, Joseph V. Smolinski, Walter H. Sodano, Frank B. Stevenson, 
Lawrence ft. Sullivan, Robinson Swift, Harry Terkanian, Stanley M. 
Terry, Daniel W. bon Bremen, Jr., Randall Whitehead, David B. 


155 Members 

57 Contributors 


Donald T. Atkinson, Albert G. Bellos, Carl W. Bettcher, Jr., 
William Bosyk, Irving A. Breger, William J. Carroll, Jr., Frederick B. 
Chamber/in, Sidney W. Clark, George A. Cowan, Thomas R. 
d'Errico, Kenneth R. Dresser, James C. Ferguson, George F. 

George, Lloyd E. Greenwood, Marvin Handleman, John T. Haran, 
Leslie B. Harding, James H. Hinman, Charles L. Hoebel, F. Harold 
Holland, Jr., Stephen Horbal, John S. Ingham, Joseph P. Jurga, 
Harry D. Kingsley, Norman G. Klaucke, Melvin H. Knapp, George 
W. Knauff, Frank R. Lindberg, Chester P. Luke, Stanley J. Majka, 
James E. McGinnis, F. Douglas McKeown, Herman Medwin, Robert 
A. Muir, N. Aaron Naboicheck, Paul G. Nystrom, Norman H. 
Osgood, Hilliard W. Paige, Donald F. Palmer, Jr., Russell W. Parks, 
George K. Peck, Stanley S. Ribb, Richard G. Ramsdell, William C. 
Richardson, Harold E. Roberton, Jr., William P. Simmons, Charles 
O. Smith, Donald E. Smith, Sidney Soloway, Ralph W. Stinson, 
Robert W. Tuller, Anton J. West, Leonard H. White, Berkeley 
Williams, Jr., Robert F. Wilson, Alfred E. Winslow, F. William 


161 Members 

66 Contributors 


Robert £ Allen, Jonathan B. Allured, E. Curtis Ambler, William L. 
Ames, Albert S. Ashmead, George F. Barber, John M. Bartlett, Jr., 
Robert M. Bendett, Norman C. Bergstrom, Delbert A. Betterley, 
Gerald J. Bibeault, Joseph W. Blaine, Jr., Roy F. Bourgault, Gordon 
J. Chaffee, Robert C. Chaffe, Charles W. Charles, Harold L. Crane, 
Harold E. Crosier, Jr., Wilbur H. Day, Paul C. Disario, William B. 
Dodge, Eric W. Essen, James Fernane, Robert S. Fleming, John 
Ford, Jr., Ralph G. Fritch, Clinton A. Gerlach, Herbert M. 
Goodman, Warren G. Harding, Philip J. Hastings, Edward A. 
Hebditch, Robert H. Hodges, Robert L. Holden, Peter P. Holz, 
Edward H. Jacobs, William S. Jackson, Norman A. Kerr, Richard H. 
Kimball, Jr., Elmer E. Larrabee, Frederic Merriam, F. Gordon 
Merrill, Albert Mitnick, Francis J. Oneglia, Rodney G. Paige, 
Robert W. Pease, Ralph W. Piper, Jr., Russell C. Proctor, Gordon H. 
Raymond, James F. Robjent, John E. Rogerson, Adolph A. 
Salminen, Elton J. Sceggel, Robert A. Schultheiss, Robert W. 
Searles, George H. Sprague, Jr., Victor H. Thulin, Victor Tolis, 
Etienne Totti, Jr., Noel Totti, Jr., Howard C. Warren, J. Richard 
Weiss, Jr., Samuel W. Williams, Jr., Norman A. Wilson, William C. 
Woods, Raymond Wynkoop, Paul C. Yankauskas, Warren B. Zepp. 


140 Members 

60 Contributors 


Donald C. Alexander, Everett J. Ambrose, Jr., Louis T. Bartlett, 
Elmer W. Bennett, Jr., Robert A. Bierweiler, Harold W. Brandes, 
Hugh M. Brautigam, Nelson M. Calkins, Jr., Edwin C Campbell, 
Warren H. Chaffee, Jackson L. Durkee, Richard F. Dyer, Lee P. 
Farnsworth, J. Perry Eraser, George W. Golding, Jr., Robert £ 
Gordon, Philip J. Gow, Arthur V. Grazulis, Leonard Hershoff, 
Franklin K. Holbrook, Carl E. Hartbower, William S. C. Henry, 
Chester E. Holmlund, John W. Huckins, Richard Jamron, Joseph M. 
Jolda, Arnold R. Jones, Walter E. Kaskan, Joseph F. Kawzowicz, 
Averill S. Keith, Friend H. Kierstead, Jr., Russell L. King, Clifton 8. 
Kinne, Victor E. Kohman, Thomas P. Landers, Arthur E. Lindroos, 
Herbert W. Marsh, Harry H. Merkel, Behrends Messer, Jr., S. Bailey 
Norton, Jr., Earl G. Page, Jr., Robert A. Painter, James H. 
Parliman, Edward H. Peterson, James J. Pezza. Leon H. Rice, 
Donald M. Roun, Donald H. Russell, Alan N Sanderson, Robert P. 
Seaton, Richard 8. Shaw, Bruce E. Smyth, Raymond W. South- 
worth, George E. Stannard, Frank Szel, William W. Tunnicliffe, 
Alfred Voedisch, Jr., Pierre Volkmar, Richard T. Whitcomb, Edward 
C. White. 


157 Members 

74 Contributors 


Gordon C. Anderson, Herbert Asher, Roy E. Baharian, Francis L. 
Barry, John A. Bjork, Harold W. Blake, Norman S Blodgett, 
Thomas A. Bombicino, Donald E. Buser, Sherman B. Campbell, 
Richard A. Carson, John W. Chandler, George W. Collins. Charles S. 
Cooper, Lee G. Cordier, Jr., Leslie M. Davis, Benjamin B. D'Ewart, 



Jr., Irving James Donahue, Jr., Einar A. Eriksen, David M. Field, 
Roger F. French, Alan C. Gault, Joseph W. Gibson, Jr., Bruce D. 
Hainsworth, R. Allan Harder, Raymond E. Herzog, Harrison E. 
Holbrook, Jr., Richard G. Holden, Leonard Israel, Erling Lagerholm. 
John W. Lebourveau, Allan R. Mandelin, Vernon A. McLaskey, 
Fred S. Moulton, John W. Patterson, C. Raymond Peterson, 
Leonard S. Porter, William E. Powers, Jr., Paul I. Pressel, William L. 
Raymond, Jr., L. Howard Reagan, Lynwood C. Rice, John J. 
Robinson, Leon Rosenthal, Richard W. Russell, George W. Sargent, 
Arakel M. Shooshan, Floyd F. Smith, Arthur L. Stowe, Charles P. 
Stowell, Warner H. Tabor, Charles C. Tanona, Christopher T. Terpo, 
Stephen J. Turek, John N. Wholean, Kimball R. Woodbury. 
25 -Year Class Gift, Gordon C. Anderson, Herbert Asher, Roy E. 
Baharian, John S. Bateman, John A. Bjork, Harold W. Blake, 
Norman S. Blodgett, Thomas A. Bombicino. Philip P. Brown, 
Robert C. Brown, Sherman B. Campbell, Richard A. Carson, 
Charles S. Cooper, Lee G. Cordier, Jr., Stewart Dalzell, III, James W. 
Dashner, Harold C. Davis, Jr., Benjamin B. D'Ewart, Jr., Irving 
James Donahue, Jr., Nicholas N. Economou, Einar A. Eriksen, 
David M. Field, Roger F. French, Alan C. Gault, Irving B. Gerber, 
Joseph W. Gibson, Jr., R. Allan Harder, Richard G. Holden, 
Harrison E. Holbrook, Jr., Michael J. Hutnik, Leonard Israel, 
Erling Lagerholm, Alfred F. Larkin, Jr., John W. Lebourveau, 
Vernon A. McLaskey, Ellsworth P. Mellor, Richard K. Merrell, 
Fred S. Moulton, Douglas G. Noiles, John W. Patterson, C. 
Raymond Peterson, Arthur P. Pingalore, William E. Powers, Paul I. 
Pressel, William L. Raymond, Jr., L. Howard Reagan, Lynwood C. 
Rice, Miles I. Roth, Richard W. Russell, Arakel M. Shooshan, Arthur 
L. Stowe, Howard E. Swenson, Charles C. Tanona, Christopher T. 
Terpo, John G. Underbill, John N Wholean, Kimball R. Woodbury. 


104 Members 

54 Contributors 


Frank C. Baginski, Edwin G. Baldwin, John C. Bayer, Edward C. 
Berndt, Jr., Albert C Berry, James E. Breed, Robert M. Buck, 
Elso R. Caponi, Joseph D. Carrabino, Carl C. Clark, James J. 
Clerkin, Jr., Paul M. Craig, Jr., Stanley R. Cross, Jr., William P. 
Densmore, Frederic A. Diegel, Robert E. Duffy, Harris DuFresne, 
Robert M. Edgerly, Richard S. Fitts, Warren H. Fitzer, Harold 
Fleit, John W. Fondahl, Anson C. Fyler, Howard D. Gerring, 
Alfred E. Green, John T. E. Hegeman, Philip A. Henning, William C. 
Howard, John P. Hyde, Charles H. Johnson, Franklin S. June, Owen 
W. Kennedy, Jr., Ernest R. Kretzmer, Frederick J. Levitsky, 
Eugene C Logan, Robert W. Lotz, Walter P. Matzelevich, John B. 
McMaster, Charles A. Morse, Jr., Hugo L. Norige, Robert E. Powers, 
Roger P. Roberge, Robert E. Scott, Elmer B. Severs, Jr., Elbridge M. 
Smith, Frank J. Stefanov, Robert A. Stengard, Philip V. Tarr, Jr., 
John A. Templeton, Mitchell J. Tenerowicz, Stanley B. Thomson, 
Joseph F. Tivnan, Jr., George V. Uihlein, Jr., Warren H. Willard. 


126 Members 

33 Contributors 


Robert C. Appenzeller, Frank L. Baumgardner, Cushing C. Bozen- 
hard, John L. Brown, Roger H. Brown, James Bush, Jr., Rodney S. 
Chase, George E. Comstock, John R. Corf, Truman S. Dayton, 
Donald A. Ferguson, Alpheus M. Farnsworth, David L. Hall, Joseph 
H. Johnson, Jr., M. Daniel Lacedonia, Calvin F. Long, James H. 
Maloney, Jr., Frederick W. Marvin, Stanley W. Morris, Norman W. 
Padden, Edward A. Pendleton, William R. Potter, Albert H. 
Rawdon, Jr., Richard L. Rodier, Frank E. Schenk, Carl F. Simon, 
Jr., J. Larry Stewart, Roland W. lire, Jr., Sherwood S. Vermilya, 
Davis S. Watson, Charles F. Whitcomb, Malcolm K. White, Wilmer 
R. Willard. 

1946B 111 Members 24 Contributors 22% 

Theodore A. Balaska, Regis E. Breault, Charles D. Cummings, 

James R. Davis, Donald L. DeLand, John P. Gagliardo, Howard L. 
Gelin, Garabed Hovanesian, Foster Jacobs, Wilbur C. Jones, Alan 
Kennedy, Vincent M. LaSorsa, Harry J. Mehrer, Jr., George F. 
Meyer, Jr., Peter B. Myers, Hazen H. Nault, Julius A. Palley, 
Albert E. Rockwood, Jr., John E. Runninger, Donald A. Soorian, 
James L. Sullivan, Delbert E. Watson, John L. Wilki, Jr. 

1946C 12 Members 

John E. Wilson 

1946D 56 Members 

1 Contributor 

17 Contributors 



George Button, II, Leslie Flood, Walter J. Grimala, Joseph J. 
Hearne, William P. Jaegle, John E. Laffey, John Lee, Joseph P. 
Manna, Frank L. Mazzone, Peter M. McKinley, John C. Meade, 
Richard F. Propst, Manuel Renasco, Elmer S. Sachse, George W. 
Schott, Robert C. Taylor, Adelbert W. Whitman, David J. Wright. 


75 Members 

24 Contributors 


Robert E. Begley, Henry J. Bove, Morrel H. Cohen, Wilfred L. 
DeRocher, Jr., John E. Elley, Leo W. F. Geary, A Han Glazer, John 
P. Harding, Jr., Daniel W. Knoll, Raymond J. LaFerriere, Robert C. 
Mark, Guy H. Nichols, Paul D. O'Donnell, William J. Rice, Samuel 
Ringel, Walter A. Skers, Russell M. Smith, Edward T. Swierz, 
Donald B. Thompson, Kenneth H. Truesdell, Milford R. Van Dusen, 
Roger B. Williams, Jr., William A. Williams, Vincent A. Zike. 


182 Members 

65 Contributors 


George W. Allen, Paul T. Anderson, David L. Anthony, Robert E. 
Beauregard, William A. Beers, Samuel W. Cocks, William D. 
Coulopoulos, Norman L. Diegoli, F. Robert Dieterle, William S. 
Dorman, Edmund J. Eager, Willard E. Estey, Paul E. Evans, 
Robert G. Ferguson, Niel I. Fishman, Donald E. Flohr, Frederick A. 
Gammans, Albert S. Goldberg, George Goshgarian, Robert A. 
Green, Harold B. Guerci, Sameer S. Hassan, Carl P. Hershfield, 
Thomas D. Hess, Lawrence F. Hine, Frank S. Holby, Richard K. 
Home, Robert H. Houghton, Gordon F. Keller, Arne A. Kellstrom, 
Russell H. Krackhardt, Francis X. Lambert, Lynwood W. Lentell, 
Robert M. Lerner, Charles L. Loveridge, Jr., James G. McKernan, 
William E. Meadowcroft. Albert J. Merlini, Allen M. Mintz, Arthur 
T. Moroni, Richard W. Morse, Charles Mouradian, James M. 
Mullarkey, Robert E. Nowell, Norman R. Olson, Arthur L. Pike, 
Clark L. Poland, Edward J. Powers, Charles D. Rehrig, Alan K. 
Riedel, Albert E. Riley, Edmund J. Salate, Grant W. Schleich, 
Kenneth E. Scott, Wayne A. Shafer, Jr., Joseph P. Sheehan, 
Daniel H. Sheingold, Bernard Siegel, Sturgis A. Sobin, Albert H. 
Soloway, Prescott A. Stevens, Alfred C. Syiek, Richard L. Tracy, 
Irwin T. Vanderhoof, George J. Zewski, 


240 Members 

94 Contributors 


James S. Adams, Charles C. Allen, Walter D. Allen, Chester L. 
Anderson, Jr., Matthew M. Babinski, Robert A. Bareiss, Paul H. 
Beaudry, Walter L. Beckwith, Jr., Karl R. Berggren, Jr., Francis J. 
Bigda, Gordon S. Brandes, Lawrence C. Brautigam, Fred J. Brennan, 
Jr., Richard W. Brown, Philip G. Buffinton, Thomas R. Carlin, 
Walter J. Charow, Thomas J. Coonan, III, Norman E. Cotnoir, 
Richard J. Coughlin, Neal W. Cox, Earl R. Cruff, Peter J. Dalton, 
Jr., Wellen G. Davison, Walter G. Dick, Paul R. Dulong, Gordon G. 
Duncan, Franklin P. Emerson, Samuel E. Franc, Jr., Malcolm E. 
Person, James R. Fitzgerald, Orlando W. Foss, Jr., James M. Genser, 
Gerald H. Gleason, David Goldstein, Robert N. Gowing, J. George 
Gregory, Albert Hardaker, George K. Howe, William A. Jacques, 
Peter A. Kahn, Peter Kalil, Roger K. Kane, Robert T. Kesseli, 
C. Theodore Layton, Elzear J. Lemieux, Alfred L. Letourneau, 



Daniel L. Lintz, John I. Logan, Lester H. Longton, Jr., Edward A. 
Luiz, Sidney Madwed, Daniel L. McQuillan, Robert E. Miller, Jr., 
Henry G. Mogensen, Jr., Harry H. Mochon, Jr., John K. Mullaney, 
Henry J. Oletz, Jr., James F. O'Regan, Harvey L. Pastan, Albin O. 
Pearson, Hans E. Picard, Murad S. Piligian, William J. Ploran, Mack 
J. Prince, Robert K. Quattrochi, Edward W. Randall, Raymond J. 
Remillard, Hugh M. Robinson, Robert A. Rowse, Ellsworth M. 
Sammet, Donald R. Sanders, Charles M. Selwitz, Arthur J. Sherman, 
Jr., Abraham W. Siff, Donald R. Skeffington, Carrol G. Smith, 
Jeremy W. Smith, Stephen J. Spencer, Joseph T. Starr, Alfred 
Strogoff, Haig E. Tashjian, Donald Taylor, Howard C. Tinkham, 
Samuel E. Torrey, Stephen J. Ucich, Max E. Underwood, Harvey E. 
Vigneault, Burl S. Watson, Jr., Donald G. Weikman, John J. 
Wheeler, John H. Williams, James D. Wilson, Joseph R. Winslow. 


173 Members 

54 Contributors 



212 Members 

72 Contributors 


Raymond L. Alvey, Jr., Norman E. Baker, George S. Barna, Jr., 
Arthur O. Bouvier, Jr., Willard L. Bowen, III, John F. Brierly, 
Paul J. Brown, John P. Burgarella, Richard H. Carlson, Edgar B. 
Carpenter, William ft Carpenter, Harvey W. Carrier, Everett S. 
Child, Jr., John T. Cocker, Henry S. Coe, Jr., Henry S. C. 
Cummings, Jr., Donald E. Deming, Donald W. Dodge, George E. 
Edwards, Stanley Friedman, Donald W. Giles, Irwin L. Goodchild, 
Jr., Fred W. Grant, Jr., William C. Griggs, R. Reed Grimwade, 
Robert J. Hallisey, Earle A. N. Hallstrom, Frank W. Harding, III, 
Daniel J. Harrington, Jr., Bartlett H. Hastings, Richard E. Hathaway, 
Robert P. Hayward, Sumner W. Herman, Alan F. Howe, David J. 
Hudson, Richard N. Jones, Arthur W. Joyce, Jr., Edmond H. Judd, 
Francis E. Kearney, Schuyler T. B. Keating, Christy D. Lambert, 
Robert B. LaRocque, Stuart G. Leonard, Jr., John C. Margo, Jr., 
Paul D. May, Norman B. Maynard, Robert L. Moison, Kenneth F. 
Muccino, Robert D. Murdock, Edmund L. Nichols, Helge V. 
Nordstrom, Paul D. Nyquist, Robert A. Padgett, Charles O. 
Parnagian, John M. Percival, Robert C. Proctor, Jr., Lester J. 
Reynolds, Jr., Henry J. Richard, Eli S. Sanderson, Walter C. 
Scanlon, Paul F. Siebold, John C. Slonczewski, Robert E. Smith, 
Robert F. Stewart, Henry Styskal, Jr., Edmond T. Suydam, 
Edward J. Sydor, John R. Taylor, Donald W. Thompson, Joseph R. 
Toegemann, Robert J. VanAmburgh, Russell W. Waldo, William D. 


193 Members 

74 Contributors 


Warner S. Adams, Andrew C. Andersen, G. Albert Anderson, Walter 
R. Anderson, Ralph W. Auerbach, Jr., Bruce M. Bailey, William T. 
Baker, Leon H. Bassett, Martin G. Bromberg, Ashton B. Brown, 
Robert A. Busch, Robert N. Cochran, Richard A. Coffey, Donald J. 
Corey, William J. Cunneen, Charles G. Darrell, William F. Dewey, 
Jr., H. Stuart Dodge, Walter A. Finneran, Arthur L. Fisher, Rafael 
R. Gabarro, John C. George, Gary Geissler, Arthur H. Gerald, Jr., 
Halsey E. Griswold, Peter Groop, Aime J. Grenier, William H. 
Hasten, Jr., Bradford F. Hawley, Richard E. Howard, Harvey L. 
Howell, Carl E. Johnson, Edward A. Kacmarcik, Sidney Kessler, 
Elliott M. Krackhardt, Leo E. Lemere, Jr., Donald C. Lewis, 
Edward L. Lewis, William M. Lloyd. II, Albert H. Lorentzen, 
Robert M. Luce, Carl J. Luz, Jr., Frank A. MacPherson, William E. 
Mansfield, John Marley, Kenneth E. Mayo, Thomas A. McComiskey, 
William J. McNeil, Theodore A. Mellor, Philip D. Michelman, 
Charles F. Mulrenan, Duncan W. Munro, Edwin H. Nahikian, Roy 
H. Olson, Owen Ott, Alton L. Penniman, Charles C. Peirce, John L. 
Reid, James E. Rich, Robert W. Ripley. Jr., Robert W. Rodier, 
Donald E. Sands, Kurt A. Schneider, Lawrence F. Scinto, Vartkes 
Sohigian, A. William Spencer, Merrill E. Spiller, Jr., Anthony B. 
Stefanov, Donald F. Stockwell, Roger W. Swanson, Dick van den 
Berge, Alfred J. Wheeler, Donald K. White, Donald A. Wimble, 
Robert C. Wolff. 

Donald H. Adams, Everett E. Bagley, Robert E. Baker, Richard G. 
Bennett, Daniel T. Bernatowicz, Richard C. Boutiette, Albert N. 
Brauer, Charles F. Crathern, III, Richard K. Davenport, John W. 
Diachenko, Monroe M. Dickinson, Jr., George F. East, Michael J. 
Essex, Jr., David R. Fairbanks, John E. Feldsine, Jr., Ray N. Fenno, 
Alan S. Foss, Richard Gillette, Stuart R. Hathaway, Edward A. 
Hjerpe, Jr., Walter F. Jaros, Jr., George Jeas, Joseph Jiunnies, 
Robert D. Johnson, Donald M. Krauss, David A. Kujala, Kenneth T. 
Lang, Elliott W. Lewis, Sueloong P. Li, Joseph D. Lojewski, Leo 0. 
Lutz, Edmund M. Luzgauskas, Edmund Majewski, John M. Mal- 
janian, Robert A. Meyer, Philip J. O'Connor, Everett B. Palmer, 
Charles F. Reichert, Warren W. Root, Walter H. Rothman, Allan J. 
Rowe, Stuart B. Rowe, Jr., Roland R. St. Louis, Henry Shapiro, 
F. Patterson Smith, Charles W. Thrower, Charles P. Toscano, John 
M. Tracy, Alden F. Tucker, Robert F. Turek, Edgar L. Van Cott, 
George F. Whittle, Richard B. Will, Gordon C. Willard, Donald B. 


176 Members 

55 Contributors 


Stephen J. Abrams, John E. Allen, Jr., Conrad M. Banas, David E. 
Beach, Robert E. Behringer, John R. Black, Henry J. Camosse, 
Richard R. Carlson, Robert E. Chiabrandy, Carleton C. Comins, 
Richard A. Davis, Charles O. Dechand, Ralph J. DiGiovanni, David 
M. Elovitz, Willard R. Ernst, Charles D. Flanagan, John E. Flynn, 
Kendall F. Forsberg, George A. Garrison, Kenneth E. Haaland, 
Richard J. Hall, David B. Hallock, Sidney R. Harvey, David B. 
Hathaway, Michael N. Hoechstetter, Joseph A. Holmes, Charles E. 
Home, David S. Jenney, Philip J. Kaminsky, Walter B. Lueft, 
Francis W. Madigan, Jr., Christopher F. Martin, Orren B. McKnight, 
William G. Mears, Robert J. Menard, John P. Morrill, Thomas P. 
O'Connor, Raymond L. Peterson, G. Raymond Polen, Frederick A. 
Rauppius, Thomas H. Rothwell, Eugene L. Rubin, Anthony J. 
Ruksnaitis, Leo A. Salmen, George E. Saltus, Kenneth W. Shiatte, 
Philip E. Simon, Jr., Paul W. Snyder, Jr., Hubert G. Stanton, Jr., 
Henry L. Sundberg, Jr., Donald W. Sundstrom, David T. Van 
Covern, William M. Walsh, Robert C. Woodward, Michael S. Zucker. 


144 Members 

45 Contributors 


Paul R. Alasso. Owen F. Allen, Gregory P. Arvantely, Harry F. 
Chapell, Allan J. Costantin, Walter H. Dziura, Joseph J. Fratino, 
Francis J. Gamari, David F. Gilbert, George A. Gingras, Carl A. 
Hammar, Leigh H. Hickcox, William H. Hills, Adrian J. Horovitz, 
George Idlis, Souren Jaffarian, Jr., Jaak Jurison, George H. Kay, Jr., 
Abdul H. Kazi, Thomas C. Kee, Jerome W. Kilburne, King D. Killin, 
Richard D. Kirk, Walter J. Kirk, Gary A. Kunkel, Richard W. 
Lindquist, S. Paul London, Russell R. Lussier, Douglas B. MacLaren, 
John F. Malloy, Jr., Forrest E. Marcy, Harry L. Mirick, Jr., Arthur 
E. Nichols, Jr., James J. O'Connor, Jr., Fabian Pinkham, Richard D. 
Popp, Walter A. Reibling, Donald E. Ross, William Schoenemann, 
Richard B. Scott, William A. Seubert, Edwin Shivell. Ill, Walter M. 
Stewart, Otto A. Wahlrab, Howard P. Whittle. 


134 Members 

40 Contributors 


Gerald R. Backlund, Roger F. Bardwell, Harry S. Barton, Jr., Hugh 
C. Bell, Earl M. Bloom, Jr., Philip A. Bourdon, Edouard S. P. 
Bouvier, Gedney B. Brown, Paul W. Brown, Jr., Richard C. 
Butterworth, Edward M. Cahill, Dean M. Carlson, Robert L. Chang, 
David S. Dayton, Lawrence F. Dennis, Alan W. Ede, Louis 
Gaumond, Daniel A. Grant, Jr., Robert W. Holden, Peter H. 
Horstmann, Robert A. Junior, Norman M. Lawrence, Richard J. 
Lucey, James S. Mathews, Charles F. McDonough, Donald M. 
McNamara, Ralph K. Mongoen, Jr., Peter S. Morgan, Edwin F. 



Nesman, Robert E. Olson, Robert H. Pearce, Alan F. Petit, Walter 
B. Power, III, Reynald J. Sansoucy, Harold S. Sauer, Robert J. 
Schultz, Henry F. Spadoni, Jr., Allan R. Twitchell, Charles F. 
Walters, Gordon E. Walters, John W. Welsh. 


255 Members 

62 Contributors 



152 Members 

44 Contributors 


Joseph J. Alekshun, Jr., Christian S. Baechrecke, Howard H. Brown, 
John F. Burns, Lebbeus S. Case, Edwin B. Coghlin, Jr., Christopher 
ft Collins. Bernard R. Danti, Henry J. Dumas, Jr., James L. Forand, 
James W. Green, Charles E. Gunn, Raymond R. Hagglund, Arnold 
M. Hall, Charles R. Healy, Robert R. Heath, Allan ft Hunderup, 
John L. Hyde, II, William A. Johnson, William F. Jordan, Jr., Arthur 
G. Kennard, Robert E. Kleid, Hans H. KoehJ, William E. Lloyd, 
Fred H. Lohrey, Raymond J. Lussier, George Marks, Robert W. 
Matchett, Richard J. McBride, John M. McHugh, Robert E. Wlulno, 
Henry W. Nowick, Eric Ostergaard, Albert Palmero, David A. Pratt, 
Robert Robinson, Roy A. Seaberg, Jr., Paul D. Schoonmaker, 
Irwin J. Smith, III, George P. Strom, Roger H. Tancrell, Harry W. 
Tenney, Jr., Robert V. Vieraitis, Thomas O. Wright, John A. 


209 Members 

61 Contributors 


Crosby L. Adams, Edwin R. Ahlstrom, Neil W. Armstrong, John H. 
Atchison, Jr., Leland H. Baker, Jr., Richard A. Barlow, Alfred E. 
Barry, Robert H. Beckett, Anthony C. Berg, Donald F. Berth, 
Charles H. Bidwell, Louis A. Blanchard, John W. Braley, Jr., James 
H. Brigham, John L. Buzzi, Fred H. Clark, Jr., James R. Clarke, III, 
Irving R. Darwin, Edward W. Eidt, Adi Eisenberg, Richard J. 
Ferguson, George E. Friberg, Seymour L. Friedman, Ronald S. 
Fuller, Frank Furman, Robert F. Galligan, Edward L. Gallini, 
Donald D. Girard, Richard P. Johnson, John M. Hoban, David W. 
Hoskinson, John F. Howe, Jr., Leonard L. Krasnow, Alvin C. 
Lanson, Thomas C. Lekas, Roger E. Leroux, George H. Long, Jr., 
George W. Matarrese, Anthony A. Matulaitis, Jr., Frederick P. 
Mertens, John D. Minott, Edward J. Moineau, Richard F. Moore, 
Leon A. Morgan, Daniel J. Murphy, David N. Olson, Alex C. 
Papaioannou, Collins M. Pomeroy, William W. Rawstron, James 
Richards, Ronald A. Samiljan, Herbert C. Stohr, Alvin E. Tanner, 
Leo R. Toomajian, Jr., Spiro L. Vrusho, Joseph J. Weber, D. Carl 
Webster, Robert P. Weis, Charles A Whitney, Ronald Wilson, 
Robert A. Yates. 


218 Members 

60 Contributors 


Harvey A. Berger, Robert J. Boyea, Christopher Brayton, Donald J. 
Butterworth, Bernard M. Campbell, Jr., Frederic Cossick, Paul 
Dalton, T. Roger Danielson, John E. Darling, Francis D. DeFalco, 
James S. Demetry, David B. Denniston, Peter C. Dirksen, Jr., 
Larry Dworkin, Edward C. Fraser, Philip M. French, Jr., Thayer A. 
French, Michael M. Galbraith, William F. Gess, Jr., Donald R. 
Grenon, Gary B. Gulbranson, Michael S. Gutman, Richard A. 
Hammond, Donald B. Hayward, William H. Hopf, Roger A. 
Jolicoeur, Perry E. Joslin, Ronald D. Kangas. James K. Karalekas, 
Sheldon R. Kesslen, Marian C. Knight, Bertrand J. Lemieux, 
Philip C. Lenz, Jr., Fred M. Levin, William ft McLeod, Jr., 
Robert A. Moore, Michael P. Mullo, William J. O'Neil, Peter J. 
Ottowitz, Roy A. Pearson, Jr., Sherman K. Poultney, Howard B. 
Pritz, Marwood E. Rand, Joaquim Ribeiro, Bernard V. Ricciardi, 
Harvey M. Robbin, Harvey G. Roberts, Joseph R. Russo, William P. 
Segulin, Robert C. Simmonds, Jr., Bruce B. Storms, Norman P. 
Stotz, Robert B. Sundheim, Norman J. Taupeka, Robert W. 
Thornton, Paul R. Vilandre, Robert W. Weinberg, Robert F. Wolff, 
Jr., Peter J. Zanini, Jr., William F. Zavatkay. 

Robert A. Allen, Mohammed Amin, William H. Bailey, Robert A. 
Berg, Peter K. Bertsch, John D. Bonk, Richard L. Bratt, John H. 
Britt, Jr., V. James Cinquina, Jr., Armand E. Clputier, Lee H. 
Courtemanche, William F. Curran, Richard E. Dehais, A. David 
Dickert, Thomas J. Downs, David A. Evensen, F. William Farns- 
worth, Carl M. Frova, Walter M. Gasek, Richard N. Gustafson, 
Bradford J. Harper, William C. Hees, Thomas J. Hill, Robert W. 
Hoag, Paul V. Kearney, Robert Kieltyka, Donald E. Kirk, Roger W. 
Kuenzel, Frederick H. Lutze, Jr., Robert H. Lynn, Norman Mahler, 
Robert B. Massad, Matthew C. Matzkin, John A. McManus, Ronald 
L. Merrill, David S. Miller, Roger E. Miller, Peter A. Nelson, Arthur 
Olsen, Jr., Richard S. Orehotsky, Philip H. Peirce, Roger A. 
Pekrul, Alexander L. Pratt, Robert L. Price, Philip H. Puddington, 
William U. Pursell, Jr., Frederick W. Reinhart, Donald J. Richards, 
George P. Rizzi, Richard J. Ronskavitz, Edward A. Saulnier, Jr., 
Robert D. Smith, Stanley W. Sokoloff, Malcolm G. Stearns, Ronald 
F. Swenson, Alexander Swetz, Jr., Edwin D. Tenney, Raymond J. 
Tivnan, James P. Torrant, Joseph B. Vivona, Winthrop H. Wassenar, 
James J. Walsh, John L. Wheeler, John E. Wolfe, Neil T. Burke. 


224 Members 

73 Contributors 


Raymond P. Abraham, Mark H. Abramowitz, Paul A. Allaire, 
William M. Aitken, Ernest W. Arnold, Jr., Febo Bartoli, Paul W. 
Bayliss, John W. Biddle, William K. Bonta, Ronald A. Carlson, 
Robert A. Chechile, Lawrence J. Cohen, Dwight M. Cornell, 
George DeVries, Harry F. DiZoglio, Carleton D. Driscoll, Cornelius 
J. Enright, Jr., Douglas 0. Farrand, Russell A. Fransen, Manuel 
Ganz, David R. Geoffroy, Jerry B. Gibbs, Robert W. Goodfader, 
Paul R. Gould, Kenneth B. Halvorsen, Richard P. Harding, Eric A. 
Hauptmann, W Kenneth Hildick, David A. Johnson, Carl H. 
Karlsson, Robert F. Kasprow, Francis J. Kaszynski, Jr., Paul W. 
Kendra, Jr., William A. Kerr, Peter A. Lajoie, Sang Ki Lee, Richard 
A. Loring, Leonard G. Marcotte, Alfred P. Materas, Jr., Kenneth L. 
Matson, Robert J. Mercer, Richard S. Meyer, James P. Modrak, 
Benjamin B. Morgan, Darek S. Morris, Robert B. Mulholland, Jr., 
Warren T. Munroe, William R. Nimee, Philip R. Pastore, Jr., 
Ronald R. Pokraka, Edward J. Powers, Jr., Alan T. Reed, Stuart P. 
Roberts, Edward J. Russell, George J. Schoen, Howard A. Sholl, 
Bruce E. Schoppe, Bernard J. Seastrom, Franklin Siegel, Fred S. 
Snively, Robert A. St. Jean, John £ Stauffer, Paul B. Stewart, 
H. David Sutton, Warren J. Talbot, James F. Teixeira, Francis G. 
Toce, David J. Welch, Bruce G. Willbrant, George G. Wilson, 
Francis B. Wisnowski, Peter S. Zilko, Joshua C. Alpern. 


284 Members 

71 Contributors 


Richard S. Adler, Edward A. Altieri, Andrew M. Beaudoin, William 
Calder, III, Nicholas A. Caputo, David P. Carlson, Thomas K. Caste, 
Harold A. Christopher, Robert B. Davis, Ronald J. Dellaripa, 
Ronald W. Dufries, James M. Dunn, Alfred L. Dunklee, Michael V. 
Economou, Kenneth ft Engvall, David F. Finlayson, Robert M. 
Fitch, George F. Foxhall, Ralph F. Guertin, Robert ft Hale, John 
H. Herron, Bradley E. Hosmer, Richard B. Hosmer, Lawrence L. 
Israel, Asjed A. Jalil, John W. Johnson, Walter H. Johnson, Stuart 
C. Kazin, Richard P. Kosky, Arthur W. Kroll, Richard G. Ledoux, 
Roger R. Lesieur, Richard A. Levendusky, William A. F. Maertens, 
Paul A. L. Mannheim, John A. Matley, Conrad F. Matuzek, 
Charles W. Mello, Frederick T. O'Brien, John J. O'Meara, Gordon 
M. Parker, Kenneth I. Parker, Edwin M. Peacock, Jr., Walter E. 
Pillartz, Jr., Thomas E. Postma, David W. Prosser, Donald C. Root, 
Alan C. Roseen, Sheldon W. Rothstein, Pierce E. Rowe, A. Craig 
Rowley, Merrill Rutman, Donald L. Sangster, Donald J. Schulz, 
Robert E. Seamon, Allan P. Sherman, Ralph F. Smith, III, Peter J. 
Sugda, Edward A. Sundburg, Jr., Richard E. Taylor, Wayne L. 
Taylor, James M. Tolos, Kenneth J. Virkus, Richard H. Vogel, 



Ronald C. Ward, Robert H. Whyte, W. Dana Wilcock, Charles E. 
Wilkes, Stanley L. Wilson, Bruce W. Woodford, Joseph N. Wrubel, 
Rimas A. Zinas, Richard H. Nelson. 


242 Members 

52 Contributors 


M. Earl Adams, Jr., Walter B. Ambler, Ronald F. Baruzzi, Daniel J. 
Brosnihan, III, William A. Brutsch, Robert R. Cassanelli, Robert A. 
Cawood, Robert W. Chapin, Keyren H. Cotter, Jr., Nicholas 
Cotsidas, Michael A. Davis, Richard J. DiBuono, Arthur E. 
Dobreski, Bruce W. Dudley, Victor P. Dufault, Robert A. Eddy, 
Clifford G. Engstrom, Paul E. Engstrom, Jacob N. Erlich, Alfred 
Ferron, James L. Forand, Jr., George H. Forsberg, Joel N. 
Freedman, Ronald C. Gagne, David L. Goodman, John J. Grocki, 
Lewis W. Huntoon, Neil J. Jorgensen, John E. Lukens, David A. 
Luoma, Frank J. Maher, James H. Mayer, Bernard J. Meister, Ray S. 
Messenger, Richard J. Newton, Brian J. O'Connell, Robert A. Olson, 
Alfred B. Orr, Peter A. Parrino, Thomas E. Quinn, Harry T. 
Rapelje, Donald F. Sanger, Paul A. Sharon, David K. Smith, John M. 
Szymanski, Thomas J. Tully, Myron R. Waldman, Stanley M. 
Wilbur, Richard P. Williamson, Raymond B. Wilson, Jr.. Stephen E. 
Winer, Robert H. York, Gerald Zamost, 


242 Members 

59 Contributors 


Raymond M. Akerson, Jr., Richard L. Ailing, Alfred H. Barrett, 
Joseph V. Beaulac, Charles M. Beck, II, Robert D. Behn, Carleton 
W. Borden, Jr., David P. Bova, Joseph V. Bucciaglia, W. James 
Budzyna, Donald L. Chaffee, Allen S. Dale, Joseph R. de Beaumont, 
Richard T. Dann, Stephen D. Donahue, Jr., David Dunklee, Jr., 
Norman Fineberg, Roger D. Flood, Earl T. Fratus, Lee J. 
Globerson, Arthur E. Goddard, II, Willard W. Goodwin, Jr., Robert 
H. Gowdy, Dennis W. Heath, Allen H. Hoffman, George B. Hunt, 
Richard A. lacobucci, Robert D. Ingle, Robert D. Jamaitis, Jay 
Kaminsky, William G. Kanabis, James M. Kelly, Jr., Francis E. 
Kennedy, Jr., Chi-Ming Li, W. Allan Lilius, Daniel J. Lizdas, Robert 
M. Malbon, Richard C. Marcy, Howard I. McDevitt, Jr., Roger C. 
McGee, Joseph J. Mielinski, Jr., Philip A. Morrissette, Stephen P. 
Mozden, Jr., Robert E. Murphy, David R. Nordin, Peter Y. L. Ong, 
Daniel J. Pender, Russell E. Person, John P. Pisinski, Edward J. 
Polewarczyk, Frederic D. Riley, Stanley P. Skola, Jr., John P. 
Slovak, Jr., Joseph P. Stakun, Warren R. Standley, Kendal B. 
Turner, Paul W. Ulcickas, George P. Vittas, Allan R. Whittum. 


285 Members 

43 Contributors 


Robert P. Allison, Peter Baker, Anthony W. Bantly, Stuart P. 
Bowen, William A. Cote, Peter L. Dornemann, Raymond G. Dube, 
Walter B. Fohlin, James E. Gaffney, Bradley T. Gale, Daniel F. 
Gorman, Manmohan S. Gill, Stephen A. Harvey, Larry G. Hull, 
William S. Ingalls, Jr., Raymond G. Johnson, Jr., Paul J. Keating, 
Wayne H. Keene, Daniel S. King, M. Stephen Lajoie, Jean B. 
Letendre, Frank A. Marafioti, Steven D. Mittleman, Harold E. 
Monde, Jr., Robert H. Morse, William J. Museler, Robert W. Palmer, 
Robert E. Parker, William R. Phillips, Alfred P. Potvin, Robert 
Rounds, Jr., John H. Schmidt, William S. Shurbet, Maurice R. 
Silvestris, George V. Spires, III, David T. Stone, Stanley Szymanski, 
S. William Wandle, Jr., James C. Ward, Jr., Paul B. Watson, Brian A. 
Wells, Elliot F. Wyner. 


305 Members 

48 Contributors 


John T. Apostolos, Alexander B. Campbell. II. Donald C. Carlson, 
Robert E. Cavallaro, Stephen L. Cloues, David B. Cooley, James A. 
Day, Robert B. Edwards, Maheshchandra S. Dikshit, John E. Flynn. 
Harry S. Forrest, Richard Fortier, William D. Galeback, Philip D 
Giantris, Ronald G. Greene, Peter A. Heibeck, Walter E. Henry, Jr., 

J. Kirby Holcombe, Kenneth J. Hultgren, Donald P. Johnson, John 
J. Josti, Richard B. Kennedy, Stephen N. Kimani, Robert D. 
Klauber, David B. Luber, Peter E. McCormick, Patrick T. Moran, 
Philip C. Nyberg, Paul R. Pearson, Thomas E. Pease, Harvey J. 
Rosenfield, Joseph A. Ruseckas, Paul A. Schuster, David M. 
Schwaber, Michael D. Shapiro, Henry J. Skonieczny, Alfred G. 
Symonds, Kenneth W. Terry, Jeffrey W. Thwing, Russell B. Trask, 
Eric P. Warman, Bruce R. Webber, Bruce E. Willerup, John T. 
Wilson, William H. Wyman, Bruce C. Yung, John H. Zifcak, Jr. 


299 Members 

39 Contributors 


Gary M. Anderson, L. Thomas Benoit, Jr., Roland C. Bouchard, 
John J. Braun, John H. Carosella, Paul M. Castle, David L. Clarke, 
Douglas H. CrOwell, Joachim W. Dziallas, George M. Elko, William 
F. Elliott, John I. Gilbert, Richard L. Healer, Stephen J. Hebert, 
Philip J. Hopkinson, David L. Jorczak, Peter J. Kudless, Ernest J. 
Kunz, Jr., John H. Lauterback , Paul R. Lindberg, Peter H. Lukesh, 
Donald E. McCarthy, Paul G. Messier, Donald J. Mugnai, Ronald F. 
Naventi, Oleg V. Nedzelnitsky, Jr., Richard B. Nelson, Harry B. 
Ogasian, Jonathan H. Pardee, Lawrence Penoncello, Donald W. 
Petersen, Jr., Robert E. Rapp, Jesse Stalker, Peter G. Stebbins, 
David H. Stone, Gerard A. Toupin, Robert J. Zavatkay, Roger J. 


328 Members 

43 Contributors 


Stephen R. A/pert, Arthur F. Amend, Roger V. Bartholomew, Paul 
B. Cherubini, Edward S. Ciarpella, Joseph J. Cieplak, William E. 
Cobb, Stephen B. Cotter, Richard H. Court, Jr., Francis L. Dacri, 
Richard E. Degennaro, John B. Fe/dman, Peter N. Formica, Steven 
J. Frymer, Edward A. Gallo, Carl E. Gilmore, Ronald J. Gordon, 
Joseph F. Goulart, Frederick P. Helm, William R. Hyatt, Clinton A. 
Inglee, Frank T. Jodaitis, Bradford A. Johnson, John L. Kilguss, 
Stephen J. Lak, Jr., Thomas Y. Liu, Robert E. Lundstrom, Frank D. 
Manter, Robert G. McAndrew, Edward A. Mendez, Mukundray N. 
Patel, Leslie J. Payne, William F. Pratt, Joseph R. Pyzik, John G. 
Rahaim, John S. Romano, James E. Roy, Jr., Neil M. Shea, David 
K. Smith, John E. Sonne, Peter H. Tallman, Robert P. Tolokan, 
Elliot F. Whipple, John Pao-an Yang, Warren B. Zepp, Jr. 


353 Members 

44 Contributors 


Arnold J. Antak, Albert J. Attermeyer, Robert E. Balmat, Robert 
G. Balmer, David C. Baxter, Paul G. Beaudet, Norman A. Bergstrom, 
Jr., Bruce M. Blades, John M. Burns, Daniel C. Creamer, Robert H. 
deFlesco, Jr., Robert R. Demers, Michael A. DiPierro, Pentti O. 
Elolampi, George K. Fairbanks, Robert J. Gallo, Cobb S. Goff, 
Edward M. Harper, Robert D. Hickey, Joseph F. Hilyard, John H. 
Holmes, George T. Kane, Charles D. Konopka, Albert A. LaPrade, 
Carl D. Larson, Michael R. Latina, Andrew A. Lesick, Bruce G. 
Lovelace, John W. Lovell, Irving I. Mac, John D. MacDougall. Jr., 
David R. Martin, Robert Meader, Joseph L. Paquette, Roger L. 
Phelps, Roger W. Pryor, David H. Rice, Peter Saltz, Michael A. Sills, 
David A. Swercewski, Richard W. Wallahora, James M. Wendell, 
Richard A. Westsmith, Frank S. Yazwinski, III. 


Richard J. Altobelli & Company, Alumni Wives Club, American 
Optical Corporation, The Carrier Foundation, Inc., Class of 1969 
Cutler-Hammer Foundation, Factory Mutual Engineering Corpora 
tion, Franklin Square Agency. Inc., George W. Knauff, Inc. 
Morgan-Worcester, Inc.. Dwight J. Potter. Rex Chainbelt Founda 
tion. Inc.. Stone & Webster, Incorporated. Textron, Inc.. Harry C 
Thompson, Vee-Arc Corporation, West Essex Printing Plates, Inc. 
Agnes S. Wiley. Worcester County Alumni Association Chapter. 



CLASS TOTALS-June 30, 1969 



- % Par- 
ticipation Amount 



tici patio 




% Par- 
ticipation Amount 




















































































1 ,078.00 
















































1 ,287.00 




1 ,735.00 
































891 .00 
















1 ,990.00 

































































Hon.& Others 21 





1 ,240.00 
1 ,368.00 



















Grand Total 


DISTRICT TOTALS-June 30, 1969 

No. in 

District District 

Berkshire 67 

Boston 770 

Central New York 102 

Chicago 108 

Cincinnati 44 

Cleveland 97 

Connecticut Valley 323 

Detroit 86 

Hartford 578 

Hudson-Mohawk 120 

Los Angeles 231 

New Haven 378 

New York 528 

North Shore 270 

Northern California 138 

Northern New Jersey 447 

Pacific Northwest 30 

Philadelphia 367 

Pittsburgh 96 

Rhode Island 239 

Rochester-Genesee 84 

Southeastern 111 

Washington 261 

Western New York 77 

Worcester 1,324 

Out of District 1,813 


TOTALS 8,689 





No. of 


% Partici- 

A verage 

% Partici- 









$ 630.00 






















































1 ,846.07 

















































































































GLENN WHITE/71, Feature Editor, 

The Tech News 

An engineering college has often 
struck me as having a split personality. 
It teaches science and engineering, 
which are basically innovative and con- 
stantly seeking a better way to do 
something or produce a better prod- 
uct. But the engineering college itself 
seems resistant to change and afraid of 
innovation, in the face of growing 
signs that engineering education is 
simply not working. The old saying 
"Those who can, do; those who can't, 
teach," comes into mind, and one re- 
flects that perhaps that could be the 
trouble. The engineering college may 
be run and taught by engineers who 
can't innovate (and therefore are fail- 
ures as engineers), who can't look at a 
new idea objectively and judge it on its 
merits without dismissing it because it 
is different. 

I don't really believe the above, 
but, with the publishing of "The Fu- 
ture of Two Towers — Part III: A 
Model," Tech is now in a position 
where the above hypothesis will be 
tested and where we find out if this 
college community can look objective- 
ly at a vastly different educational sys- 
tem and analyze it; not on the basis of 
what has been, but on the basis of 
what could be. The model suggested 
by the Faculty Planning Committee 
deserves neither our blind rejection 
nor blind acceptance, but rather care- 
ful deliberation by the entire Tech 
community on whether it is the best 
plan and, if so, how best to implement 

The plan appealed to me, although 
I have some reservations to parts of it 
(for example, how could a person 
majoring in theoretical mathematics do 
advanced - level project work of the 

humanistic-technological type?). Over- 
all, though, the plan impresses me, 
mainly because it confronts so many 
of the problems in society today. 

The Planning Committee's model 
would deal with the present feeling in 
so many engineering students that 
their courses aren't relevant to their 
future as engineers. Under the pro- 
posed system, the student selects his 
own courses and at the same time does 
project work. The project work would 
give him an idea of what he needs to 
know in his particular field and he 
takes what to him are relevant courses, 
that he now knows he needs. 

The "humane technologist" is be- 
coming more and more necessary ev- 
ery day. Since the 19th century, the 
technologist had flourished in this 
country and has produced an affluent 
society unimaginable a hundred years 
ago. Unfortunately, the affluent soci- 
ety is not satisfying many people. The 
growth of technology has produced a 
society where one feels like an IBM 
card, where pollution and violence is 
making the Great Society the Ugly 
Society, and where starvation exists 
not far from low-cholesterol diets. The 
age of Science is ending, the age when 
one could trust blindly in Science for 
the salvation of the human race. A 
new age is dawning, in which men re- 
alize that science and technology is 
only a tool, that technology is neither 
good nor bad in itself, that only man 
is, and that man will have to direct 
technology (and not simply let it grow 
like Topsy) to produce not only afflu- 
ence and more affluence for the major- 
ity, but a superior way-of-life (not 
necessarily wealthier) for all. 

To do this, mankind will have to re- 

late science and the humanities. Un- 
fortunately, liberal arts students and 
graduates seem to be in a revolt 
against science, in which they want 
nothing to do with technology. The 
science and engineering student must 
then be the one to cross over and be- 
come familiar with the relationship be- 
tween science and society. And what 
better way to make them familiar with 
that relationship than to confront 
them with actual situations involving 
this, as the report so well pointed out. 

The abolishment of the academic 
departments may well lead to a funda- 
mental change in scientists and engi- 
neers. No longer would a person be a 
physicist or a chemical engineer. Rath- 
er, he would be a scientist or engineer 
studying optics or an engineer study- 
ing chemical processes. The old lines 
of academic disciplines, which divided 
scientists and engineers into almost 
arbitrary classifications and narrow 
fields of interests and which are already 
being increasingly crossed, would be 

A sense of boldness impresses me as 
I think of what the model could result 
in. We will be venturing, if we accept 
the model, into an educational system 
that is unique, into, actually, the un- 
known. There is danger involved, of 
course. Perhaps we cannot attract the 
money to maintain the program. Per- 
haps the graduates of American high 
schools will not be able to adjust to 
the proposed unstructured curriculum. 
But what is the alternative? Can we 
continue as we are now, safe for the 
moment in our structured framework, 
which no one likes? 

I remember one evening this sum- 
mer watching men walk on the moon, 
men there because a man had the bold- 
ness to say, "I believe this nation 
should permit itself to achieve the 
goal, before the decade is out, of land- 
ing a man on the moon and returning 
him safely to earth," because scientists 
and engineers and a nation (actually 
two) had the boldness to venture into 
the unknown. It is time that we applied 
the same boldness to technical educa- 
tion and to the problems of society. 





Leo S. Jansson, 
Trainer and Equipment Man 

To many alumni, Leo Jansson was just 
another name on the football program at 
Homecoming, but to the Tech athletes and 
students who have graduated since 1959, his 
name means much more. It is these people 
who know how deeply Leo felt about 
Worcester Tech and, above all, "his" athletes. 

Bob Pritchard, head of the Athletic 
Dept., described him best when he said, 
"Leo was a unique individual; he never 
thought first of himself but always, and I 
mean always, of the other person. He spent 
untold and unheralded hours in helping a 
boy get back into shape. He went far beyond 
the call of duty in working with Tech 
ath letes. 

"He had a unique personality; he was 
never harsh or unfair, and always wore a 
smile. He was a very effective trainer because 
of this, and I'm sure that hundreds of Tech 
athletes can recall helpful kind acts that Leo 
had performed for them. His loss is im- 

Leo was born in West Sutton, Mass. and 
served for 20 years in the Navy. During his 
Navy career, he was stationed at the Worces- 
ter Reserve Training Center several times. 
During World War II he was with the First 
Marine Division and participated in numer- 
ous landings, receiving five battle stars. Leo 
served as a pharmacist's mate and joined 
Tech four days after he completed his Navy 
career in 1959. Since then he had been heal- 
ing, both physically and mentally, his Tech 


Leo S. Jansson 


He was a member of the Quinsigamond 
Lodge of Masons and was a 32nd degree 
Mason. He was also an honorary member of 
the Alumni Association. 

He leaves his sister, Mrs. Ruth Hatfield; 
two brothers, Henry R. and Arthur J.; and 
several nieces and nephews. 

The Tech athlete has lost a good friend, 
and his friendship will be deeply missed. 
Perhaps the largest void will be the absence 
of the familiar voice in the training room; 
"Hi ya, kid, how's it goin'?" 

Albert Leslie Bliss '02 

Albert Leslie Bliss, '02, of 30 Crofut St., 
Pittsfield, Mass., died at his home on May 
1 5, 1 969 at the age of 88. 

Born in W. Brookfield, he attended 
Worcester English High School and studied 
electrical engineering while at Tech. 

Upon graduation, he taught at Pratt 
Institute of Brooklyn briefly, and in 1916 
moved to Pittsfield to work for General 
Electric. He retired in 1944. 

He was long active in community affairs. 
In 1948, Mr. Bliss was given Scouting's 
highest honor, the Silver Beaver award. At 
that time he was called "one of the most 
valuable" men in the Scouting movement. 
He formerly served on the Berkshire County 
Boy Scout Council Board. 

In 1949, Mr. Bliss became the first 
Berkshire County member of the Society 

for Prevention of Cruelty to Children to 
serve on the state board. In 1964, he was 
presented with the John B. Whiteman award 
in recognition of his "outstanding service" 
to the society. In his 25 years of service he 
had held all but one major office and had 
served on many committees. 

Mr. Bliss was active in the Community 
Fund and was chairman of its budget 
committee. He also served as a director. 

He leaves two daughters. Miss Elizabeth 
B. Bliss and Mrs. Frederick H. Merrill; and 
four grandchildren. 

Ernest O. Wheeler ,'02 

Ernest O. Wheeler, '02, died December 
6, 1968, at Jordan Hospital, Plymouth, 
Mass. He resided at 14 Old Bridge Rd., 
Hanover, Mass. 

He was born October 17, 1878, in 

Marlboro, Mass.; where he attended Marl- 
boro High School. While at Tech he was a 
member of the Society of Automobile 

After leaving Tech he taught at voca- 
tional schools in Connecticut and Berlin, 

He was past president of the Wollaston 
Golden Age group, former vice commodore 
of the Squantum Yacht Club, and a member 
of the Hanover Grange and Senior Citizens. 
In the early 1900's he built automobiles. 
One of his cars, which was called the 
Wheeler Runabout, is now in the antique 
auto museum in Athol, Mass. 

Husband of the late Florence B. (Allen) 
Wheeler, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. 
Louise B. Morse; a sister, Miss Eva B. 
Wheeler; two grandchildren; and four great 

George Daniel Goodspeed,'03 

George Daniel Goodspeed, '03, of Holi- 
day Point Rd., Sherman, Conn., died on 
December 20, 1968. 

He was born February 3, 1 880, at 
Gardner, Mass. and attended Gardner High 
School. When he left Tech he became a 
designer for Bullard Machine & Tool Co., 
Bridgeport, Conn. He left there to take a 
position as plant engineer at Heywood 
Wakefield Co., Gardner, Mass. In 1935, he 
took a position with the Mahoney Chair Co. 
as a mechanical enginee until his retirement 
in 1955. 

In 1912 he married the former Bernice 
E. Lucas. They had one daughter, Barbara. 

Albert Willis Darling, '04 

Albert Willis Darling, '04, of Street Rd., 
Kennett Sq., Pa., died on May 21, 1969. 
Born on September 7, 1881, in Worcester, 
he attended Worcester English High School. 
While at Tech earning his degree in Mechani- 
cal Engineering, he was a member of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. 

Upon graduation he became a mechani- 
cal engineer for Graton & Knight Mfg. Co. 
In 1926 he took a similar position with 
Norton Co. until he was employed in 1932 
by Reed Rolled Thread Die Co. He became 
plant engineer and director there until his 
retirement in 1953. 

Husband of the late Marjorie (Elder) 
Darling, he is survived by a son, A. Bennett; 
a sister, Mrs. Robert C. Benchley; a brother, 
Syrus; two grandchildren and two great- 

Alfred Ernest Rankin, '04 

Alfred Ernest Rankin, '04, of 18 Norton 
St., Worcester, Mass., died August 21, 1969, 
at Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester. 

Born December 31, 1883, in Worcester, 
he attended Worcester public schools until 
his entrance to Tech in 1900. While at Tech 
he studied mechanical engineering and was a 
member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. 



After his graduation, he joined the U.S. 
Envelope Co. of Worcester. From 1906 to 
1914 he worked at several jobs in the New 
York area before returning to U.S. Envelope. 
From 1914 to his retirement in 1949, he was 
the director of engineering. 

He was a former member of the Worces- 
ter Common Council, a former Worcester 
Public Library trustee, a former director of 
the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, and 
former president and formerly director and 
treasurer of the Worcester YMCA, a trustee 
and honorary trustee of Peoples Savings 
Bank, past president of Worcester Kiwanis 
Club, Worcester Community Council, and 
Southern Worcester County Health Associ- 

He was also a member of Worcester 
Country Club, the University Club, the 
Bohemians, Worcester Economic Club, Wor- 
cester County Republican Club, Worcester 
County Mechanics Association, Appalachian 
Mountain Club, and the Newcomen Club. 
He was elected a 33rd degree Mason in 1948. 

He leaves a sister, Miss Ethel M. Rankin, 
with whom he made his home; a niece. Miss 
Alice C. Rankin; three nephews, John R. 
Rice, Benjamin B. Rice, and Alfred W. Rice. 
His brother, William -J. A. Rankin, '00, died 
in 1942 

Ralph Parker Norton, '12 

Ralph Parker Norton, '12, of 9 Oakland 
St., Manchester, Conn., died July 30, 1969, 
at a Manchester convalescent home. 

He was born August 23, 1888 in Man- 
chester. He attended Worcester (Mass.) Acad- 
emy prior to his entrance to W.P.I. While at 
Tech he majored in electrical engineering. 
He also received an advanced degree in 1919 
from Tech in the same field. He was a mem- 
ber of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. 

Since 1931 he was affiliated with the 
Norton Electrical Instrument Co., where he 
served as secretary-treasurer until 1954, 
when he became its president. 

He was a member of Manchester Lodge 
of Masons, and in June of 1963 received his 
50-year membership pin from the Lodge. He 
was a York Rite Mason and a member of the 
Sphinx Temple Shrine in Hartford, (Conn.). 
He also was a 55-year member of King David 
Lodge of Odd Fellows. 

Survivors include eight cousins. 

John Axtell Canton, '13 

John Axtell Canton, '13, of 43 E. Chest- 
nut St., Sharon, Mass., died July 11, 1969, 
at Norwood (Mass.) Hospital. 

He was born July 12, 1890 in Everett, 
Mass., and was educated at Chelsea (Mass.) 
High School. While at Tech he majored in 
civil engineering. 

For 40 years he was with the M.B.T.A., 
retiring in 1955. He was a member and past 
Grand Knight of Belmont Council No. 332 

K. of C, a member of the Catholic Alumni 
Sodality of Boston, and a member for over 
50 years of the Holy Name Society. 

He is survived by one son, John A. 
Canton, Jr.; and two grandchildren. 

Nels Albin Nelson, '14 

Dr. Nels Albin Nelson, '14, a nationally 
known leader in public health, and founder 
of the Nesserian Medical Society of Massa- 
chusetts, died August 24, 1969, in Crescent 
City, Fla. 

A native of Fitchburg, Mass., he attended 
Fitchburg High School before his entrance 
to Tech. While at Tech he studied chemistry 
which led him, upon graduation, to a medi- 
cal degree from Long Island College and a 
master's degree from Johns Hopkins School 
of Public Health. 

He devoted his life to public health as 
director of the American Red Cross Tuber- 
culosis Commission in Sicily, after which he 
joined the Massachusetts Dept. of Public 
Health. While in this capacity he was associ- 
ated with the Harvard School of Public 
Health, Tufts University, and Simmons Col- 
lege. In 1942 he was appointed deputy state 
health officer in charge of venereal disease 
control in the Maryland Dept. of Health. 
During this period, he was a lecturer at 
Johns Hopkins Medical School. 

He leaves three sisters. Miss Florence A., 
Mrs. Eric J. Anderson, and Mrs. Kenneth H. 

Major Nathan Carlos Avery, '15 

Major Nathan Carlos Avery, '15, died 
June 8, I969, in Long Beach, Calif. He 
resided at 233 Canada West, San Clemente, 

Born February 7, I893, in New Britain, 
Conn., he was educated at Westfield (Mass.) 
High School. After leaving Tech he received 
a Bachelor of Philosophy degree from Yale 
University. He had 20 years of service in the 
Navy and Army Reserve. He was super- 
visor, of plant and maintenance at the 
Connecticut Veterans Home and the South- 
bury Training School. 

He was a member of the American 
Legion, Rotary Club, and was a Mason. He 
is survived by his wife, the former Myrtle 
Cox; a daughter, Mrs. Harriet A. Day; a 
brother, Sherman F.; two sisters, Mrs. 
Arthur D. Bradley and Mrs. L. P. Forker, 
Sr.; three grandchildren and several nieces 
and nephews. 

Clifton Perry Howard, '15 

Clifton Perry Howard, '15, of 1 147 Main 
St., Holden, Mass., died July 22, 1969. 

He was born September 18, 1891 in 
Worcester, where he attended Worcester 
English. He studied mechanical engineering 
while at Tech. He was elected to Tau Beta 
Pi and also worked on the college yearbook. 

He had retired in 1957 from the Rock- 

wood Sprinkler Co. where he had been em- 
ployed since his graduation from Tech. He 
was factory manager at the time of his 

He was a former chairman of the Worces- 
ter Chapter of A.S.M.E. and a former direc- 
tor of the Worcester Economic Club and the 
Worcester Safety Council. He was a former 
president of the City Missionary Society, 
the Worcester Engineering Society, and the 
Worcester Kiwanis Club. 

He leaves his widow, the former Juniata 
Burlingame; two daughters, Mrs. Richard S. 
Day and Mrs. Harry W. Burns; six grand- 
children; and one great-grandchild. 

Leonard Maynard Krull, '16 

Leonard Maynard Krull, '16, of Vinal 
Hill Rd. in Westboro, Mass., died July 14, 

Born in Molkwerum, Netherlands, he 
moved to the United States at the age of 
five. After two years of high school, he at- 
tended Mt. Hermon School for two years 
before coming to Tech. While at Tech Mr. 
Krull was a member of the Glee Club. He 
received his B.S. in mechanical engineering. 

After his graduation, he went to work 
for Norton Co. in Worcester. While in Nor- 
ton's employ, he spent two years in French, 
British, and Dutch Guinea in search of baux- 

In November of 1922, with two associ- 
ates, he founded the Bay State Abrasive 
Products Co., which later became Avco Bay 
State. As the success of the firm grew, Bay 
State Abrasives became one of the largest 
industries in its field in the United States. 
Mr. Krull became Chairman of the Board 
in 1949 and Honorary Chairman in 1958. 

In 1951, Mr. Krull was elected to the 
Board of Trustees at Tech and was elected 
to life membership in 1956. In 1967, he was 
honored by his Alma Mater when he received 
an honorary doctor of engineering degree. 

Mr. Krull had served as vice-president 
and director of the Westboro National Bank, 
trustee of the Westboro Savings Bank, and, 
for 17 years, a member of the town Finance 
Committee. He also served on the Westboro 
Appeals Board. 

He leaves his wife, the former Pauline F. 
Fairbanks; three daughters, Mrs. Ida May 
Elby, Mrs. Cornelia Hutt, and Mrs. Lenice 
Hirschberger; two sisters, Mrs. Rintze Har- 
inga and Mrs. Gert Youngsma; and eight 

Lester Willis Kimball. '17 

Lester Willis Kimball. '17, of 1894 Palm- 
as Dr., San Marino, Calif., died instantly of 
a massive coronary on June 6, 1969 while 
on vacation in the San Bernadino Moun- 

Born March 14. 1892 in Lynn, Mass., he 
attended Saugus (Mass.) High School. After 



two years at Worcester Tech, Lester trans- 
ferred to the University of Maine where he 
majored in economics and sociology. He left 
the University for two years to serve in the 
Army Medical Corps during World War I and 
returned to graduate from Maine in 1919. 
While at Tech he was a member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa Fraternity. He was an honorary 
member of Phi Kappa Phi. 

Since his graduation, he had been in the 
security business, first in New York City and 
later in Los Angeles. 

He is survived by his wife, the former 
Kate G. Shoaff ; a daughter, Mrs. Kate Harris; 
a son, Robert S.; a brother, Charles F.; a 
sister, Mrs. Esther Kohlhoff; and seven 

Winchester DeVoe, Jr., '21 

Winchester DeVoe, Jr., '21, of 203 
Kingsley Ave., Mahoning Manor, Danville, 
Pa., died on November 25, 1968, in Hallan- 
dale, Fla. He had been staying at his winter 
home in Hollywood, Fla., at the time of his 

He was born July 29, I897, in Brooklyn, 
N.Y., where he attended Manual Training 
High School. Upon graduation from Tech as 
an electrical engineer, he worked for Gen- 
eral Electric of Schenectady, N. Y. A year 
later he became the district manager of 
Pennsylvania Power and Light Co., Danville. 
Then, in 1930 he established his own 
insurance and real estate business in Dan- 

Mr. DeVoe was active in many civic 
fraternal organizations. He was a member of 
Mahoning 516; F&AM; the Caldwell Con- 
sistory; the Danville Elks; Danville Moose; 
and the Friendship Fire Company. He was a 
veteran of World War 1 where he served in 
the U.S. Navy. He is past Commander of 
Danville American Legion Post 40. He was 
also a member of the Danville Board of 

He leaves his wife, the former Catherine 
M. Koons; two daughters, Mrs. Grant Sum- 
mers and Mrs. Victor Schwab; one brother, 
Bryan R. Devoe; and three grandchildren. 

Carleton Thomas Gilbert, '21 
Carleton Thomas Gilbert, '21, of 32 
Wildwood Gardens, Port Washington, N. Y., 
died May 8, 1968. 

Born March 6, 1898, in Thomaston, 
Conn., he attended Worcester Academy 
before earning his degree in electrical engi- 
neering in 1921. While at Tech he was a 
member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity 
and served on the Inter-fraternity Council. 
Upon graduation, Mr. Gilbert joined the 
New York Telephone Co., where he remain- 
ed until he retired in 1960. While employed 
there he served as supervisory and project 
engineer for the Hempstead (Long Island) 

branch of the company. 

Among his survivors is his son, Carleton 
T., Jr. 

Edwin Augustus Stewart, '27 

Edwin Augustus Stewart, '27, of 588 
Main St., Agawam, Mass., died June 5, 
1969, at his home. 

He was born November 15, 1905, in 
Worcester, where he attended Commerce 
High School. While at Tech he earned a 
degree in electrical engineering. He was a 
member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, 
was on the basketball team, and was captain 
of the golf team. 

Shortly after graduation he joined the 
General Fibre Box Co. in Springfield, Mass., 
where he remained and eventually became 
plant manager. 

He is survived by his wife, the former 
Beatrice Stone; his mother, Mrs. Clara 
(Lagerstrom) Stewart; a son, Edward A.; 
and a sister, Mrs. Cyril McQueen. 

Edwin Augustus Stewart, '27 
Arthur Stanley Marshall, '29, of 797 
Grafton St., Shrewsbury, Mass., died at 
Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, on 
March 5, 1969. 

Born November 8, 1908, in Westboro, 
Mass. he was educated in local schools. 
While at Tech he was a member of Tau 
Epsilon Omega Fraternity, which was the 
original chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

He worked for Savage Arms Corp. of 
Utica, N. Y., as foreman and product 
Engineer. In 1950 he joined Crompton and 
Knowles in Worcester as Superintendent of 
Maintenance. In 1958 he was made plant 

Julian Hopkins Ray, '34 

Julian Hopkins Ray, '34, of 1700 Sher- 
wood Rd., Silver Spring, Md., died Sunday, 
June 22, 1969, at the George Washington 
University Hospital after a brief illness. 

Born in Framingham, Mass., on August 
21, 1912, he was educated in the Framing- 
ham School System. He earned his Bachelor 
and Master of Science degrees at Tech in the 
field of electrical engineering. While at the 
school he was a member of Lambda Chi 
Alpha Fraternity. 

He was a nationally known development 
engineer, and the founder, past president, 
and chairman of the Board of Directors of 
Washington Technological Associates Inc., a 
Rockville (Md.) based research and develop- 
ment company. Mr. Ray was also a director 
and member of the executive committee of 
Quanta Systems Corp., which he helped 
found in 1968. 

After serving as a research and electrical 
transmission engineer at the American Steel 
and Wire Co., in Worcester between 1935 

and 1942, he went to the Applied Physics 
Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University 
in Silver Spring, Md. 

At the Applied Physics Laboratory he 
had important roles in the accelerated devel- 
opment of the proximity fuze during World 
War II, and later participated in the develop- 
ment of advanced underwater guidance and 
control. His last assignments at APL were 
concerned with support and fire control 
systems for the TERRIER and TALOS 
guided missiles. In 1950 he left APL to 
found the Washington Technical Associates, 

He has been an active member of the 
Science Industry Committee of the Washing- 
ton Board of Trade, and of numerous other 
professional, technical, and management 

He is survived by his wife, the former 
Betty J. Gunst of Silver Spring, Md. 

Leon James Volley, '34 

Leon James Volley, '34, died February 
7, 1969, in Union Memorial Hospital, Balti- 
more, after a long illness. He resided at 1311 
Kitmore Rd., Baltimore, Md. 

Born May 23, 1913,at Springfield, Mass., 
he was educated in St. Petersburg, Fla., be- 
fore attending W.P.I. While at Tech he 
belonged to Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. 
After leaving Tech, he attended Strayer 
College of Accountancy, Washington, D.C., 
where he received his B.C.S. and M.C.S. 

For several years after his graduation he 
did general accounting for several firms such 
as Western Electric Co., Inc., Consolidated 
Terminal Corp., and Colony House, Inc. The 
high point in his career came when, in 1945, 
the partnership of Koetting & Volley was 
formed. This was an accounting, auditing, 
and tax firm. 

He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Vol- 
ley; two children, a daughter, Mrs. Harriet 
W. Schuette, and a son, David C; and two 

Everett Leslie Vaughn, '35 

Everett Leslie Vaughn, '35, of 22 Granite 
St., Uxbridge, Mass., died Saturday, May 31, 
1969, in Rutland Heights Hospital. Born in 
Worcester on September 27, 1912, he was a 
graduate of Commerce High School. While 
at Tech he earned a degree in electrical engi- 
neering. He belonged to the A.S.M.E. and 
the A.I.E.E. 

His first job was with Heald Machine Co. 
as a designer. He then moved and became 
N.E. district manager of Warner & Swasey 
Co., Cleveland. Finally he returned to Heald 
Machine Co. to become their eastern man- 
ager of dealer sales. 

He was a member of Uxbridge Evangeli- 
cal Congregational Church and served as its 



deacon for several years. He was a member 
and past patron of Orion Chapter, Order of 
Eastern Star, and a member of Solomon's 
Temple Lodge of Masons. He also served as 
secretary of Boy Scout Troop 22. 

He leaves his widow, the former Ruth A. 
Bassett; a son, 2/Lt. Richard B., '68, sta- 
tioned at Ft. Bliss, Tex.; two daughters, 
Mrs. Ruth L. Phillips and Mrs. Susan C. 
Donham; a sister, Mrs. Viola Cushman; four 
grandchildren; and two nieces. 

Dixon Chapman Burdick, '36 

Dixdn Chapman Burdick, '36, of Wash- 
ington, D.C., died on July 22, 1969, at 
Providence Hospital in Washington. 

Born September 17, 1914, in Norwich, 
Conn., he attended Manchester (Conn.) High 
School prior to entering Tech. While at Tech 
he majored in chemistry. He was a member 

of the basketball team and Skeptical Chym- 

He was a research scientist at the Navy 
Research Bureau at Anacostia, Md. He was a 
veteran of World War II, and a captain in the 
Naval Reserve. 

Surviving are two daughters and three 
sons; his wife, the former Mary E. King; a 
sister, Mrs. Phyllis B. Howenson; and a 
niece, Mrs. Richard Dziadus. 

Benjamin Allen Lambert, '40 

Benjamin Allen Lambert, '40, passed 
away in Pittsburgh's Western Pennsylvania 
Hospital on June 2, 1969. He resided at 101 
Algonquin Rd., Pittsburgh. 

He was born in Brockton, Mass., March 
14, 1918. He earned a degree in chemical 
engineering at W.P.I. Ben was very active 
while at Tech. He earned letters in both 

football and baseball, was sports editor on 
the Tech News and served on the Interfra- 
ternity Council. He was a member of Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and was honored 
by election to The Skull. 

He originally started work for E.I. duPont 
de Nemours and Co. and later for the Polar- 
oid Corp. in Cambridge, Mass. He then 
moved to Arthur D. Little, Inc. of Cam- 
bridge where he was a senior engineer. He 
remained at this firm until 1965, when he 
was appointed director of market develop- 
ment and planning for Dravo Corp., Pitts- 

He leaves his wife, the former Constance 
Keene, and five sons: Benjamin A., Jonathan 
K., Christopher G., Alexander D., and An- 
thony B. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. 
Deborah (Doane) Lambert, and a brother, 



Former Worcester City Councillor Andrew 
B. Holmstrom was awarded a citation for 
meritorious service at Quinsigamond Com- 
munity College's fifth commencement. He 
served as chairman of the Community Col- 
lege Committee of the Worcester Area 
Chamber of Commerce which was instru- 
mental in locating the college where it is 
today. . . William L.G. Mackenzie writes, 
"Still working after 52 years with same 
company." He is President of Fiske-Carter 
Construction Co., Greenville, S.C. 


Rear Admiral James E. Arnold, (Ret.) has 
recently completed a book called Hard- 
scrabble Hall. The book is published by 
Vantage Press, Inc. of New York who state, 
"Hardscrabble Hall is a delight to read if on- 
ly for the story it tells." . . . Rear Admiral 
Richard S. Morse is now fully retired from 
the U.S. Navy. 


We have learned that Edward Rose has re- 
tired and is now living in Hallandale, Fla. He 
formerly was employed by Fred S. Dubin 
Assoc, W. Hartford, Conn., as Chief Sani- 
tary Engineer. 


Kenneth J. Lloyd writes, "I retired from 
Turner Construction Co., Boston, Mass., on 
Feb. 1, 1969, after 47 years as construction 
engineer on general types of buildings." . . . 

Fred P. Millard has recently joined the 
Mogabgab Co., Real Estate and Insurance, 
in New Canaan, Conn. . . . George A. Walker 
writes, "I am now somewhat less 'retired' 
than I have been in the last three years. A 
consulting organization that prepares speci- 
fications for municipal water distribution 
and sewage disposal plants here in New 
Jersey has asked me to handle their electrical 
power specifications. Officially then I am 
now a Consulting Engineer in Electric 
Power . . ." 


Edmond G. Reed has retired from the Fac- 
tory Insurance Association in Springfield, 
Mass. He and his wife now live in E. Booth- 
bay, Me. 


O. Arnold Hansen has retired from Bell 
Aerosystems Co. to become a Consultant in 
Cryogenic Engineering, a field in which he 
spent 33 years with the Linde Div. of 
Union Carbide Corp. . . We received a note 
from Urban R. Lamay: "I retired on Feb. 1, 
1969, after 43 plus years with the General 
Electric Co. . . Our retirement plans in- 
clude visits to our seven children and eigh- 
teen grandchildren. .."... Leonard F. San- 
born is a Sr. Engineer for Fay, Spofford & 
Thorndike, Inc. and is presently at a project 
office in Worcester. 

We have learned of the retirement of Henry 
G. Mildrum. He leaves The Hartford Insur- 
ance Group after a 43-year career. He had 

been a Vice-President of the company since 
1 967. . . Mabbott ("Mab") B. Steele has re- 
tired after 41 years with Republic Steel 
Corp., Steel and Tubes Div. He was District 
Sales Manager for the New York-New Eng- 
land District, Steel and Tubes Div. He is 
now living in Centerville, Mass. . . Howard 
G. Lasselle has retired after 42 years of ser- 
vice with New England Electric System. He 
had served as Vice-President and General 
Purchasing Agent of the New England Pow- 
er Service Co. since 1958. 


We received a letter from Richard E. Bliven. 
He writes, "On December 1, 1968, I retired 
as Senior Engineer from the New Jersey 
Power and Light - Jersey Central Power and 
Light Co. I had been with the company for 
the past sixteen years." . . . Victor E. Hill 
has informed us that he retired from the 
Duquesne Light Co. in Pittsburgh on May 1, 
1969 after almost 42 years of service. 


Arthur T. Simmonds has retired from the 
New England Power Co. after nearly 42 
years of service. He was the Director of 
Hydro Production before his retirement on 
May 1, 1969. 


Allerton R. Cushman has retired from the 
New England Power Co. where he was a 
Senior Engineer. He and his wife now live in 
Sedona, Ariz. 

C Eugene Center was Chairman of the Pro- 
gram Arrangements Committee in planning 
for the 1969 Annual Meeting of the Ameri- 
can Association of Cost Engineers held in 
Pittsburgh. June 29 - July 2. 1969. There 
were 48 technical papers presented in 4 
symposia. . . Our sincere sympathy to Her- 



ben W. Davis whose wife, Gladys, died sud- 
denly April 23, 1969. His son, Gary, is an 
instructor at St. Albans School, National 
Cathedral, Washington, D.C. Herb was elect- 
ed President of the Industrial Equipment 
Manufacturers Council, a National Trade As- 
sociation, at the annual meeting held in 
Anaheim, Calif. He is Vice-President, Re- 
search, at Triumph Machinery Co., Hack- 
ettstown, N.J. . . M. Lawrence Price, Vice- 
President and Dean of Faculty at Tech, was 
recently honored by the ROTC cadet bri- 
gade. He was named an honorary cadet colo- 
nel in recognition of his leadership of the 
college since his undergraduate years. 

Edward J. Bayon took part in the main pro- 
gram of the spring meeting of the Holyoke 
(Mass.) Hospital Aid Assn. The topic of the 
program was "To Save a River." Mr. Bayon, 
who is presently a director of the New Eng- 
land Water Pollution Assn., discussed what 
was being done locally to prevent and cor- 
rect pollution of the Connecticut River. 


John W. Greene has been named Vice-Presi- 
dent of Public Relations for the Sturbridge 
(Mass.) Fairgrounds recreational develop- 
ment. He will assume his new position along 
with his present position as executive direc- 
tor of the Central Massachusetts Chapter of 
the National Safety Council. . . CF&I Steel 
Corp. has named Timothy D. Crimmins to 
the post of Chief Plant Engineer at their 
Roebling (N.J.) Plant. He previously held 
the position of Staff Engineer. 


Edwin L. Johnson has been elected Vice- 
President-Engineering and Operating of The 
Connecticut Light and Power Co. . Arthur 
E. Smith, who recently received an Honor- 
ary Doctor of Engineering Degree from WPI, 
has been elected a Term Trustee of Rensse- 
laer Polytechnic Institute. He is President 
and Chief Administrative Officer of United 
Aircraft Corp. 

Raymond L. Moeller retired March 1, 1969 
after 34 years of service with General Elec- 
tric Co. He began with G.E. upon gradua- 
tion and spent most of his career with them 
at their W. Lynn (Mass.) Plant. He was Man- 
ager of Professional Employee Relations at 
the time of his retirement. . . William E. 
Parker, Jr. has retired as Chairman of the 
Science Dept. of Wethersfield (Conn.) High 
School. He also served on the Board of Edu- 
cation in Wethersfield. 


It has been announced that Richard J. Don- 
ovan will chair the Water and Sewer Board 
of Winchester, Mass. He is president of R.J. 
Donovan, Inc. in Winchester. . . Capt. 

George B. Cattermole has retired from the 
U.S. Navy and is now self-employed. He and 
his family live in Hamburg, Pa. . . John G. 
Despo is now Manager of Construction for 
the Chicago District of The U.S. Steel Corp. 


Walter L. Abel was elected Vice-President of 
United Shoe Machinery Corp. in Beverly, 
Mass. He had previously been in charge of 
research. . . Leo G. Rourke, Jr. has moved 
to Martin Marietta in Orlando, Fla., where 
he is an Advanced Systems Engineer, Sen- 
ior. . . Roland N. Anderson is a Project En- 
gineer for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive 
Command in Warren, Mich. . . John W. 
Hughes is now on the staff of the Oceanog- 
raphy Dept. at the University of California 
at Berkeley. 

Howard G. Freeman has received the "Heart 
of the Commonwealth Award" from the So- 
ciety for Advancement of Management at 
their third annual banquet. President of the 
Jamesbury Corp. of Worcester, he received 
the award in recognition of his being "an 
outstanding business management execu- 
tive." . . . Benedict K. Kaveckas writes, "I 
am employed as Chief Mechanical Design 
Engineer at a recently formed company, 
Information Transfer Corp., located in Well- 
esley Hills, Mass. .."... Philip E. Meany has 
been elected a Director of The Heald Mach- 
ine Co. in Worcester. He is also serving as 
Vice-President and Manager of the Bore- 
Matic Div. . . Lt. Col. Willard R. Terry, Jr. 
(USAF, Ret.) is an Asst. Prof, of Law at 
Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Mich. 


Charles L. Hoebel is now Manager of Mar- 
keting Research with Elliott Co., a Division 
of Carrier Corp., in Jeannette, Pa. . . It has 
been announced that Stephen Hopkins has 
been named Director of Engineering Re- 
search and Evaluation at Texaco Research 
Center, Beacon, N.Y. He was formerly Su- 
pervisor of the Combustion Section. 


John Ford, Jr. is a Project Superintendent 
for Peter Kiewit Sons Co. in Richmond, 
Calif. He and his family live in Corona del 
Mar. . . William H. Moulton has joined the 
Phalo Corp. of Worcester as Production 
Control Manager. He was previously em- 
ployed by U.S. Steel Corp. 


Born: To Mr. and Mrs. H. Henry Ferris, Jr., 
a son, Jeffere Harold, on January 13, 1969. 
The Ferris' live in La Jolla, Calif. 
Nelson M. Calkins, Jr. has been elected Pres- 
ident of the Central Massachusetts Chapter 
of the Massachusetts Society of Professional 
Engineers. He is presently employed as a 
Senior Engineer at Norton Co. of Worcester. 

In Bridgeport, Conn., Theodore H. Meyer is 
Manager of Quality Control for General 
Electric's Accessory Equipment Dept. He 
and his wife live in Easton, Conn. . . E.I. du- 
Pont deNemours & Co., Inc. employs James 
S. Proctor at their Jackson Lab in Wilming- 
ton, Del., as a chemist . . . Jose L. Zaragoza 
is now a Quality & Reliability Assurance En- 
gineer for the U.S. Navy Dept. of Defense, 
in Charlestown, Mass. . . Mobil Oil Corp. has 
named Behrends Messer, Jr. Manager of Mar- 
keting Engineering in their New York City 
Engineering Dept. 

Texaco has announced the appointment of 
Everett M. Johnson as Planning Director 
(Engineering) in the Scientific Planning Sec- 
tion of the Managerial Div. at Texaco Re- 
search Center, Beacon, N.Y. . . Jesse R. Watt 
is a Research Engineer for the National 
Highway Safety Bureau. He and his family 
live in Long Beach, Calif. 

Harold D. Fleit is President of Climatrol 
Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Worthington 
Corp. He is also a member of the board of 
directors of Worthington Air Coils Ltd., On- 
tario, Canada, and the Air Conditioning and 
Refrigeration Institute. . . Robert A. Sten- 
gard is on a special assignment concerning 
urethanes for CPC International at Moffett 
Technical Center, Argo, III. . . George V. 
Uihlein, Jr. is now Dean of Men at Loyola 
College in Montreal, Canada. 


Roger H. Brown is a Senior Engineer for 
FMA Inc., Div. of Cutler— Hammer, Inc., in 
Los Angeles, Calif. . . Richard H. Merritt, 
Senior Product Engineer and Manager, abra- 
sive engineering at Avco Bay State Abrasives 
Div., was chairman of two abrasive machin- 
ing sessions at the American Society of Tool 
and Manufacturing Engineering Conference 
held at the Tool Exposition in Chicago. 


John P. McCoy is a salesman for the firm of 
Hopper, Soliday, Brooke, Sheridan, Inc. in 
Philadelphia, Pa. . . Dr. Edward R. Funk, 
Professor at Ohio State University, was the 
main speaker at Tech's Honors Banquet for 
dean's list students. He addressed the stu- 
dents about a "balance" he said is necessary 
for "healthy nonconformity." . . . Paul F. 
Gorman has been appointed Vice-President 
and Project Manager of Jackson & More- 
land, a Div. of United Engineers & Construc- 
tors Inc., Boston, Mass. He had previously 
headed the Jackson & Moreland power de- 
partment. . . Robert E. Willis is now with 
General Electric Co. as a Sales Engineer in 
St. Louis, Mo. . . Theodore A. Balaska is 
now Director of Engineering & New Product 
Development for the Bishop Manufacturing 
Corp. in Cedar Grove, N.J. . . Paul R. Mul- 



laney is a Project Engineer for Revere Cop- 
per & Brass in Scottsboro, Ala. 


Philip G. Duffy is a Marketing Manager for 
Fairbanks Morse, Weighing Systems Div., in 
St. Johnsubry, Vt. 


Leslie Flood has become Vice-President of 
Hutton Publishing Inc. of Manhasset, N.Y. 
He and his family live in No. Kingston, R.I. 


Robert Fletcher is an Electronic Engineer 
for The Federal Aviation Administration, 
D.O.T., in Washington, D.C. . . The Boeing 
Co. employs Robert S.Y. Yoseph as an En- 
gineering Manager in Seattle, Wash. . . Two 
members of the class have received Master 
of Science degrees: Wilfred L. DeRocher, Jr. 
from the University of Colorado in Applied 
Mathematics and Vincent A. Zike from 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 


Thomas D. Hess writes, "In July, 1968 I was 
promoted to Director of Engineering, Fuel 
Injection Equipment. My former title was 
Chief Engineer, applications. In this new po- 
sition, the responsibilities cover the design, 
development and customer application of all 
fuel injection products of Standard Screw 

Co., Hartford Div." . . . Edmund J. Salate is 
Supervisory General Engineer for N.A.S.A. 
Electronic Research Center, Cambridge, 

Raymond A. Brandoli has been elected 
Chairman of the Western Massachusetts 
Chapter of American Society for Quality 
Control. He is Manager of Quality Assist- 
ance at Studebaker Worthington Inc., Con- 
struction Equipment Div., in Holyoke, Mass. 
. . . Lawrence C. Brautigam is now Vice- 
President of Diversified Packaging Inc., Ken- 
sington, Conn. . . The new Manager-Product 
Development at Modern Machines Co. in 
Portland, Ore., is Robert M. Jodrey. . . 
Daniel L. McQuillan is the new Senior Vice- 
President of the Aerovox Corp. He will be in 
charge of their New Bedford (Mass.), Moncks 
Corner (N.C.).and Hamilton (Ont.) plants . . 
Dr. Sidney Baldwin is a Professor of Politi- 
cal Science at California State College in 
Fullerton. His latest book, Poverty and Poli- 
tics, has been universally acclaimed by the 
professional journals in economics, history, 
sociology, and political science . . . Gordon 
S. Brandes has moved from Syracuse, N.Y., 
to become Sales Supervisor for the Northern 
New England territory for Norton Co.'s 
grinding wheel sales force. He and his family 
will live in Topsfield, Mass. . . Robert E. 

Miller, Jr. is Division Manager for Connecti- 
cut Light & Power . . . Arthur H. Dinsmoor 
is District Supervisor for Marshall R. Young 
Oil Co. in Midland, Texas . . . Donald Taylor 
has resigned as President of George F. Meyer 
Manufacturing Div. of "Automatic" Sprin- 
kler Corp. of America and has accepted the 
position of Executive Vice - President of 
Nordberg Manufacturing Co. in Milwaukee, 

David G. Humphrey is now a Sales Engineer 
for the Sprague Meter Co., Div. of Textron, 
Bridgeport, Conn. . . Charles D. Seaver is an 
Architectural Mechanical Engineer for the 
University of Illinois in the office of the 
Campus Architect . . .Alexander T. Cyganie- 
wicz is Chief Estimator for S.J. Curry & Co., 
Inc. in Albany, Ga. 


Newly elected Vice-President of Diesel Con- 
struction, Div. of Carl A. Morse, Inc., 
Donald A. Knowlton, will be in charge of 
the company's Boston operations . . . John 
B. Seguin is the District Sales Supervisor for 
Norton Co. in Philadelphia, Pa. . . Theodore 
A. Mellor should be proud of his son Theo- 
dore, Jr., who with another youth helped 
prevent a Worcester girl from being assault- 
ed. Police commended Mellor and Dunbar 


key to industrial progress 

Design a machine that grinds the "nonrotatables" . . . 
seem impossible? Not when Heald engineering ingenuity 
is used. The new Planetary Model 5650 precision grinds 
parts that are too big, too heavy, and too awkward to 

Instead of rotating the workpiece, it rotates the wheel- 
head in orbit around the centerline of the surface to be 
ground. And the wheel feeds into the work simply by 
changing the orbital radius. 

The Model 5650 grinds I.D.'s, O.D.'s and faces on work- 
pieces of practically any size, shape or weight. This versa- 
tile machine can be equipped to grind bores from "\'A" to 
14'/j" in diameter, with maximum hole lengths up to 34" 
depending on bore diameter. When it comes to engineer- 
ing ingenuity it pays to come to Heald, where metalwork- 
ing needs meet new ideas. 



Worcester, Massachusetts 01606 U.S.A. 



(the other youth) for "getting involved to 
help this girl." 


John W. Diachenko is a Senior Sales Engin- 
eer for the Torin Corp. in Torrington, 
Conn. He and his family now live in Sims- 
bury, Conn. . . Raytheon has named Donald 
M. Krauss Manager of Product Development 
for the Ocean Systems and Equipment 
Dept. at their Submarine Signal Div. in 
Portsmouth, R.I. He and his family live in 
Bristol, R.I. . . William T. Mehalick is Area 
Supervisor for E.I. duPont deNemours & 
Co., Inc. in Circleville, Ohio. 


Married: Lucian H. Millard to Miss Theresa 
Vera Bryce of Erie, Pa., on May 24, 1969. 
Lucian is employed by General Electric Co. 
in Erie, Pa. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Abrams, 
a daughter, Sharon Lynn, in May, 1969. He 
is at Riverside Research Institute in New 
York, N.Y. . . Alfred C. Bafaro is President 
of Albro Construction & Engineering Corp. 
of Framingham, Mass. . . We received a note 
from John E. Flynn: "My wife, Mary, and I 
are enjoying our Monsanto International as- 
signment immensely (plant manager of Mon- 
santo's Oakville operation near Toronto, 
Ont.) Now have two children ..."... Joseph 
A. Holmes has been appointed Chief Chemist 
of the Color Picture Tube Div. of Admiral 
Corp. He has been with Admiral since 
1964. . . Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. of Aurora, 
N.C. employs Edward Markarian as a Main- 
tenance Engineer-Mine. . . Over the summer. 
Dr. Herbert Slotnick (M.S.) taught a course 
to assist greater Hartford industrial chemists 
called "Colloids and Surface Chemistry." 
Dr. Slotnick is an Assoc. Prof, of Chemistry 
at Central Connecticut State College. . . 
Mobil Research and Development Corp. has 
announced the appointment of Paul W. Sny- 
der, Jr. as Supervisor of the Engineering 
Research and Development Group at their 
Paulsboro (N.J.) Laboratory. . .W.P.I. Prof. 
Fred N. Webster, '39, writes that "While in 
Iceland on a tour this past summer my wife 
and I had the good fortune to be able to 
have dinner one night with Jon Stein- 
grimsson and his wife. Jon is with the Na- 
tional Electrical Power Board in Iceland, and 
was kind enough to take us on a personally 
conducted tour of Reykjavik one afternoon. 
Among the sights were a new gas turbine 
power plant that was being installed in con- 
nection with power service for a new alumi- 
num plant, and also Jon's new home which 
he is building in one of the suburbs of the 
city. Jon wished to be remembered to all his 
friends here on the Hill." . . . Richard R. 
Carlson has been appointed Project Engineer 
in the Plant Engineering Dept. of Avco Bay 
State Abrasives Div., Westboro, Mass. 


William H. Hills remains with Monsanto Co., 
at their Chemstrand Research Center, Inc. in 
Durham, N.C. He is Head of the Engineering 
Dept. there. . . Harry L. Mirick, Jr. writes, 
"In May, I accepted the position of Director 
of Manufacturing, Military Products Div., 
Hamilton Watch Co., in Lancaster, Pa. In 
my new position, I am responsible for the 
manufacture and support functions for the 
production of Ordnance fuses and allied 
devices. . ." 

John E. Edfors is Section Head of the Hard- 
ware Technology Dept. of Honeywell Inc. in 
Waltham, Mass. . . Peter H. Horstmann has 
been promoted to Vice-President of Engin- 
eering at Coppus Engineering Corp. in Wor- 
cester, Mass. . . Raynald P. Lemieux is Asst. 
Manager of Technical Service & Sales, Petro- 
leum Catalysts, for the Engelhard Minerals 
& Chemicals Corp. in Newark, N.J. 


Howard H. Brown, Manager of the Motor 
Control Div. of the Vee-Arc Corp., has been 
elected to the firm's Board of Directors. He 
and his family live in Westboro, Mass. . . 
William E. Lloyd tells us, "Still employed 
by Bethlehem Steel Corp. Recently promot- 
ed to Assistant General Mechanical Foreman 
in the Coke Dept. at the Johnstown, Pa. 
plant. Have three boys aged, 9, 6, and 3." 


Allan T. Devault has been named Manager 
of the newly created Control Products Line 
by Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, Mass. 
. . . Itek Corp. employs Robert A. White as a 
Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Lexing- 
ton, Mass. . . Richard P. Johnson has re- 
ceived his MBA from Northeastern Univer- 
sity. He is employed as a Product Sales En- 
gineer for the Foxboro Co., Foxboro, Mass. 


Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Taupeka, 
a daughter, Mary Ann, on July 14, 1969. 
Norm and his family live in Eatontown, 

Richard H. Campbell is now at David Clark 
Co. of Worcester, Mass., as a Consulting 
Electro-Acoustical Engineer. . . Frederic F. 
Cossick is presently employed by Burgess & 
Behr of Carmel, N.Y. as a land surveyor. . . 
DeSoto, Inc. has announced the promotion 
of Michael M. Galbraith to Production Man- 
ager of their Chicago Heights Plant, Chemi- 
cal Coatings Div. . . Robert H. MacGillivray 
is in Fukui-ken, Japan, where he is a Field 
Engineer in Nuclear Power for General Elec- 
tric Technical Services Co. . . Harry R. 
Rydstrom is District Plant Superintendent 
for the Bell Telephone Co. in Oakmont, Pa. 
. . . Norman J. Taupeka was awarded the 

U.S. Army Electronics Command certificate 
of educational achievement. He works for 
the U.S. Army Electronics Command's Com- 
munications-Automatic Data Processing Lab., 
Fort Monmouth, N.J. . . Larry Dworkin has 
received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering 
from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. 
. . . Gabriel N. Gaulin is an Installation En- 
gineer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Div. of 
United Aircraft Corp., in East Hartford, 
Conn. . . Marian C. Knight has received his 
M.S. in Electrical Engineering from North- 
eastern University. He is employed as an Ad- 
vanced Development Engineer by Sylvania 
Electronic Systems. . . Peter J. Zanini, Jr. is 
a Power Supply Engineer for Hi-G Inc. in 
Windsor Locks, Conn. 


Married: Charles N. Coniaris to Miss Eileen 
Theresa Feeley on May 4, 1968. He is pres- 
ently an Airport Designer for the Port 
Authority of New York and is also study- 
ing for his Masters in Transportation Plan- 
ning at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. 
Robert A. Bleau is an Electronic Engineer 
for Sanders Associates in Nashua, N.H. . . 
Computer Data Systems employs Fred D. 
Blonder as a Division Manager in Miami, 
Fla. . . V. James Cinquina, Jr. is a Design 
Engineer at St. Regis Paper Co. in W. Nyack, 
N.Y. . . Two members of the class have 
joined the clergy. Rev. Harvey E. Egan, S.J. 
was ordained to the priesthood in the Soci- 
ety of Jesus (Jesuits) by Richard Cardinal 
Cushing, Archbishop of Boston on May 31, 
1969. . . Richard E. Thompson graduated 
magna cum laude with a bachelor of divinity 
degree from Drew University on May 31, 
1969. He has been named associate pastor 
of Wesley Methodist Church in Worcester. . . 
Walter M. Gasek has received his MBA de- 
gree from Clark University. He is presently 
General Manager of Kenmore Research, 
Framingham, Mass. . . Frank B. Goudey, Jr. 
is the owner of his own construction com- 
pany, Goudey Construction Co., Inc. in 
E. Bridgewater, Mass. . . Chester F. Jacobson 
is a Design Engineer for General Electric Co. 
in Schenectady, N.Y. . . David S. Miller has 
become Plant Manager and Asst. Div. Mana- 
ger of Sprague Electric Co., Filter Div., 
Annapolis Jet., Md. . . Norman L. Monks 
and David A. Sawin received promotions 
from Hobbs Manufacturing Co. Monks will 
be Manager of the Manufacturing Div. while 
Sawin will head the Planning Div. . . Francis 
J. Pakulski is a Development Engineer for 
the IBM Corp. in Essex Jet., Vt. . . David H. 
Treadwell, Jr. has gone into partnership to 
form the new firm of Panatek, a design and 
engineering oriented organization. He and 
his family live in Foxboro, Mass. . . George 
B. Constantine is a Sales Engineer for Gen- 
eral Electric Co. in So. Portland, Me. . . 
Robert W. Hoag received his MBA degree 



from the University of Rhode Island. He 
was recently promoted to Senior Design En- 
gineer, Energy Products Dept., Texas Instru- 
ments Inc. in Attleboro, Mass. . . Robert A. 
Steen is President of Recreational Enter- 
prises, Inc., located in Killington, Vt. 

Raymond P. Abraham has become manager 
of the new downtown store of Al Abraham 
in Norwich, Conn. . . The Carlson Corp. in 
Cochituate, Mass. employs George S. Beebe 
as a project planner. . . Dr. Robert A. Con- 
drate writes: "I am now an assistant profes- 
sor of spectroscopy at Alfred University, 
Alfred, N.Y. My first Ph.D. student has 
passed his final oral exam. Besides our 
daughter, Barbara, we also have a son, Rob- 
ert, Jr., who is now two years old." . . . 
Frank A. Droms, Jr. has received his M.S. in 
industrial administration at Union College, 
Schenectady, N.Y. . . David A. Johnson re- 
mains in the Eastman Kodak Co. System 
but has moved to Oak Brook, III., where he 
is a Technical Sales Representative. . . The 
new Manager of Engineering at Trump-Ross 
Industrial Controls, Inc., No. Billerica, Mass. 
is Peter A. Lajoie. . . Warrant Officer Robert 
M. Neal will serve in Vietnam for the next 
year. . . Robert R. Nelson is employed by 
The General Electric Co. of Fitchburg, 
Mass. . . The Royal Thai Army employs 
Thavalya Prapapant as a structural engineer. 
. . . Harry F. Ray has become manufactur- 
ing representative and start-up superintend- 
ent for 3 new rubber chemical units for 
Monsanto Co. in Nitro, W. Va. . . H. David 
Sutton is a Sr. Electrical Engineer at Sanders 
Associates, Nashua, N.H. . . James F. 
Teixeira remains at Sylvania in Waltham, 
Mass. where he is now an Advanced Re- 
search Engineer. He has been awarded a 
patent for an electronic device designed to 
aid the entering of data in a computer. . . 
Shepard B. Brodie received his M.S. in Aero- 
space Engineering and Mechanical Engineer- 
ing from the University of Arizona in 1967 
and 1968 respectively. He is presently em- 
ployed as a Staff Engineer for the Martin 
Marietta Corp. in Denver, Col. . . John R. 
Haavisto is a Technical Editor for the 
Hughes Aircraft Co. in Fullerton, Calif. 

Married: Ralph M. Dykstra to Miss Connie 
Kaye Brown of E. Alton, III., on April 12, 
1969. The couple will live in New York 
where Ralph is a Flight Engineer for Trans 
World Airlines. 

Mark Britanisky is program manager and 
manager of program control at Fairchild - 
Hiller, Stratos Div., in Bay Shore, N.Y. . . 
Philip M. Crimmins is now at Oxford Paper 
Co.'s New York City office where he is a 
Sales Engineer. . . Digital Equipment Corp. 
has named Martin S. Cordon manager of its 
Control Systems Group. He and his family 
live in Maynard, Mass. . . Allen L. Johnson 

is an Electronic Contract Engineer for Pol- 
lack & Skan of Chicago, 111. . . Dr. Arthur S. 
Kamlet has received his Ph.D. from the Uni- 
versity of Michigan. Arthur works for Bell 
Telephone Labs in Whippany, N.J. . . Ward 
D. MacKenzie is Product Development Man- 
ager for Digital Equipment Corp. in Mayn- 
ard, Mass. . . Alan C. Novaco is a Sr. 
Systems Engineer for Westinghouse in Balti- 
more, Md. . . Philip Hankins Inc. in Arling- 
ton, Mass. employs David Q. Olson as a 
Programmer/Analyst. . . Pierce E. Rowe is 
employed as a Civil Engineer by Pittsburgh 
DesMoines Steel Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. . . 
Dr. Robert E. Seamon has joined the staff of 
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New 
Mexico to work with the Reactor Develop- 
ment Div. . . Robert H. Whyte is working 
for General Electric in Burlington, Vt. . . 
W. Dana Wilcock received his M.S. from the 
University of Connecticut. . . Major Norman 
I. Ginsburg is now Chief, Television Opera- 
tions, Armed Forces Radio & Television 
Service, in Los Angeles, Calif. . . John H. 
Herron has been appointed Director of Man- 
ufacturing for the Fairfield Optical Co., Inc. 
in Mansfield, Mass. . . Charles S. Cook has 
received his M.S. degree in Transportation 
Planning from Polytechnic Institute of 
Brooklyn. . . Robert W. Schomber is Asst. 
to the President of the Pacemaker Corp. in 
Egg Harbor City, N.J. 


Married: Laurent A. Beauregard to Miss 
Evylene N. Mehl of Eatontown, N.J., on 
June 9, 1968. Larry is working towards a 
Ph.D. at Indiana University in the field of 
History & Philosophy of Science. He writes, 
"The whole idea is to get a better under- 
standing of physics using its history and 
philosophy as tools." 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. David L. Goodman, 
their third son, William Louis, on April 18, 
1968. Dave has been named Plant Manager 
of the Chlorox Co. in Chicago. . . Edward B. 
Allen, Jr. is a Product Planner with RCA 
Information SysteVi Div., Cherry Hill, N.J. . . 
William A. Brutsch has left the Air Force 
and is presently employed by Draper Div., 
North American Rockwell Corp., in Hope- 
dale, Mass. as a Product Development En- 
gineer. . . David W. France is a Project 
Engineer for United Shoe Machinery Corp.'s 
Development Labs in Beverly, Mass. . . Com- 
puter Transceiver System, Inc., employs 
Thomas J. Tully of Mahwah, N.J., as senior 
development engineer. . . Ralph H. Griswold 
is an Engineer K.A.D. for Eastman Kodak 
Co. in Rochester, N.Y. . . Dr. James D. 
Quirk received his Ph.D. from the University 
of New Hampshire. He is a Professor at 
Keene State College and is also President of 
Quirk's Marine Rentals in Keene, N.H. 

Married: Joseph V. Beaulac to Miss Eliza- 
beth Rita Mills of Lunenburg, Mass., on 

April 19, 1969. Paul G. Abajian was best 
man. Joe is a group leader at Raytheon in 
Wayland, Mass. . . W. James Budzyna to 
Miss Kathleen Ann Kelliher of Whitinsville, 
Mass., on June 7, 1969. They will live in 

Dr. Paul G. Abajian has been appointed an 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Johnson 
State College, Johnson, Vt. . . Stone & Web- 
ster Engineering Corp. of Boston employs 
Henry A. Dowgielewicz, Jr. as a Cost Engin- 
eer. . . Norman Fineberg is now attending 
Law School at Boston University. . . Richard 
A. Garvais is at the Fall Brook Plant of the 
Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y., as Man- 
ager of the Process Engineering Dept. . . 
Capt. Philip M. Howe is a research physicist 
at the U.S. Army Ballistic Research Labora- 
tories located at the Aberdeen Proving 
Ground, Md. . . John B. Lojko is a Market- 
ing Representative for Service Bureau Corp., 
a subsidiary of IBM Corp., in New York 
City. . . Thomas M. Owens is employed by 
Norton Co. in Worcester. . . Dr. Daniel J. 
Pender has graduated from the University 
of Pennsylvania Medical School and will in- 
tern at the Pennsylvania Hospital. . . Don- 
ald M. Wood, II has started his own busi- 
ness, Wood's Marine Supplies, in Lake Park, 
Fla. . . Dr. Robert E. Murphy is now Asst. 
Astronomer at the University of Hawaii 
Institute of Astronomy. He received his 
Ph.D. last February from Case Western Re- 
serve University. . . James D. Clark is New 
Product Planner for the Xerox Corp., Com- 
munications Product Div. in Henrietta, N.Y. 
. . . Robert S. Magnant is a Systems Engin- 
eer and Technical Manager for U.S. Army 
ECOM at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. . . George P. 
Vittas received his M.S. degree in Transpor- 
tation Planning from Polytechnic Institute 
of Brooklyn. . . Roger M. Winans is an 
Actuarial Asst. for the Travelers Insurance 
Co. in Hartford, Conn. 
Married: Alfred H. Hemingway, Jr. to Miss 
Julie Ellen Murphy of Framingham, Mass. 
on June 10, 1967. He is now studying Pat- 
ent Law at Stanford University Law School, 
Stanford, Calif. . . Thomas S. Baron to Miss 
Dorothy Serafin of Worcester, Mass., on 
April 26, 1969. Tom is a Junior Civil En- 
gineer for the Metropolitan District Com- 
mission, Construction Div., Boston, Mass. 
He is now back at Tech on a one year's edu- 
cational leave of absence, working for his 
master's in civil engineering. . . ManMohan 
S. Gill, MS, to Miss Mary Jane Perry of 
W. Swanzy, N.H., in 1967. He is employed 
as a Mechanical Engineer in the Research and 
Development Center of the General Electric 
Co., Schenectady, N.Y. 
Bruce M. Juhola is a Technical Sales Rep- 
resentative for Calgon Corp., Redwood City, 
Calif. . . Ensign David H. Laananen, who 
received his Ph.D. from Northeastern Univer- 



sity last year, is now a Scientific Officer 
for the U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, 
in Washington, D.C. . . Church and Dwight 
Co., Inc. of Syracuse, N.Y. recently pro- 
moted M. Stephen Lajoie to Manager of Re- 
search and Development. . . Dr. Frank A. 
Marafioti, MS, has received his Ph.D. from 
the University of Connecticut and is now 
employed by General Dynamics, Electric 
Boat Div., as a Research Specialist. . . Robert 
H. Morse was recently appointed as Manager- 
Sales Promotion for MB Electronics, Div. of 
Textron Electronics Inc., New Haven, Conn. 
. . . Dr. Robert A. Peura has received his 
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Iowa 
State University. . . James C. Ward, Jr. is an 
Engineer for the Northeast Utilities Service 
Co. in Hartford, Conn. . . The State of New 
York employs William H. Clark, III as a 
Research Engineer at the State Campus, 
Albany, N.Y. . . Peter Baker is now in Saigon 
where he is on assignment for the Pacific 
Architects & Engineers of Los Angeles, 
Calif. . . During the summer we received a 
letter from Lt. Paul B. Watson bringing us 
up to date: "Right now I'm on leave, about 
to start flying the C— 141 Starlifter at Dover 
AFB, Del. Since joining the USAF in January 
1968, I've completed OTS, flight school, 
survival school, and the C— 141 co-pilot 
course at Altus AFB, Okla." 


Married: Patrick T. Moran to Miss Mimi 
Moylan of Hammond, Ind. in June of 1969. 
Pat received his M.S. in Industrial Engineer- 
ing from Purdue in June also. . . Thomas P. 
Arcari to Miss Marie Bartumioli of New 
Britain, Conn., on June 14, 1969. Tom is a 
Structural Design Engineer for Combustion 
Engineering in Windsor, Conn. . . Wayne D. 
Pobzeznik to Miss Patricia Ann Ciuffreda of 
Pittsfield, Mass., on June 21, 1969. Wayne 
is employed as a Field Engineer by General 
Electric Co. in Pittsfield. 
Born: To Lt. and Mrs. William E. Zetter- 
lund, their first child, Stefanie Lauren, on 
October 24, 1968. Bill is presently Public 
Works Officer and Resident Officer in 
Charge of Construction at the U.S. Naval 
Radio Station, Isabela, Puerto Rico. 
There are several members of the Class who 
are now in the Armed Forces: Pvt. Lee A. 
Chouinard, stationed at Fort Sam Houston, 
Texas; Lt. David B. Herrmann, Jr., based at 
the U.S. Naval Base, Gulfport, Miss.; Capt. 
Frank J. Pinhack, Jr., decorated with the 
Distinguished Flying Cross at Nha Trang 
AB, Vietnam, will soon be stationed at Otis 
AFB; Army Capt. John M. Porter who is 
presently in Vietnam and recently received 
the Air Medal near Bac Lieu; Lt. (U.S. Naval 
Reserve) Francis X. Watson, FPO San Fran- 
cisco, Calif.; Lt. William H. Wyman, who 
left the Navy in September after four years 
in the Submarine Force; and Capt. John G. 

Zwyner, stationed at Stewart AFB, New- 
burgh, N.Y. . . George W. Cordes, Jr. is pres- 
ently employed as a Development Engineer 
at Hamilton Standard, Div. of United Air- 
craft Corp. in Windsor Locks, Conn. . . Don- 
ald G. Franklin is working for the U.S. Gen- 
eral Accounting Office in Washington as an 
Accountant-Auditor. . . The U.S. Army em- 
ploys William S. Hagar as a Mechanical En- 
gineer. . . Charles F. Hunnicutt is a member 
of the Technical Staff at Bell Telephone 
Labs in Whippany, N.J. He received his MS 
from R.P.I, last year. . . Robert D. Klauber 
writes, "Got my M.S. in M.E. from Syracuse 
University. Working for last 16 months at 
MIT Instrumentation Lab on inertial guid- 
ance system for Apollo Project. Planning to 
take at least a year off as of Ju ne 1 , 1 969 to 
travel around the world." . . . Harvey J. 
Rosenfield, MS, is now working as a Market- 
ing Representative for IBM in Waltham, 
Mass. . . After a three year training program 
with the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, Jef- 
frey W. Thwing is now working in their Arl- 
ington, Va. office as a Highway Engineer. . . 
Earle R. Weaver, M.S., is an Engineer with 
General Electric Co. of So. Portland, Me. . . 
Two members of the Class have received 
M.S. degrees from Polytechnic Institute of 
Brooklyn: Joseph J. Osvald in System Sci- 
ence and Takashi Tsujita in Mechanical En- 
gineering. . . Philip B. Ryan is an MBA can- 
didate at the Harvard Graduate School of 
Business Administration. . . Thomas F. 
Moriarty has received his Ph.D. in Engineer- 
ing from the University of Illinois. He will 
be associated with Gulf Atomic in San 
Diego, Calif. 

Married: Michael R. Mauro to Miss Elaine 
M. Shepard of Guilford, Conn., on May 17, 
1969. . . Ronald Swers to Miss Gwen M. 

Herman of Worcester, Mass., on May 18, 
1969. Ron is a Mechanical Engineer with 
General Electric Co., Lynn, Mass. . . Jona- 
than H. Pardee to Miss Susan L. Matthews 
of Media, Pa., on June 22, 1968. Jon is a 
Service Representative for E. I, DuPont de 
Nemours Co. in Wilmington, Del. . . David 
H. Stone to Miss Marie Frances Fiefhaus of 
Levittown, Pa. on April 12, 1969. Dave re- 
ceived his M.S. in Chemical Engineering last 
year from Cornell Institute and is employed 
by Rohm & Haas Co. of Bristol, Pa. as a Re- 
search Engineer. . . Frederick F. Valego, Jr. 
to Miss Martha Ann Doros of No. Brook- 
field, Mass., in June 1969. Fred is working 
for Monsanto Chemical Co. in Springfield, 
Mass., as a Chemical Process Development 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. Cassery, a 
daughter, Karen Gail, on May 21, 1969. 
Gary is a Graduate Student at the University 
of Tennessee working towards an MBA. . . 
To Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Kudarauskas, a 
son, Thomas A., on September 22, 1968. 
Andy is still working for Niagara Mohawk 
Power Corp. in Syracuse, N.Y. as Supervisor 
of Natural Gas Construction and Mainten- 
ance. . . To Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Petersen, 
Jr., their first child, Gail Kristin, in Septem- 
ber of 1968. Don is now working as a Sys- 
tems Engineer for Dialog Computing, Inc., 
Milford, Conn. . . To Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. 
Stalker, Jr., their first son, Kevin David, who 
is now one year old. Jesse has resumed work 
after two years in the Army, with Goodyear 
Tire & Rubber Co., Windsor, Vt. 
Lt. Garner W. Duvall, Jr. is now serving in 
the U.S. Navy. . . Western Electric Co. of 
No. Andover, Mass., employs A Ralph Fiore 
as a Development Engineer. Ralph received 
his MS in engineering management from 
Northeastern this year. . . Ronald F. Naventi 


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is an Application Engineering Specialist for 
The Foxboro Co., Foxboro, Mass. . . William 
J. Remillong, Jr. is employed by American 
Cyanamid Co. of Bound Brook, N.J., as an 
Analytical Project Chemist. . . Capt. Shelton 
B. Wicker, Jr. is presently stationed at Fort 
Richardson, Alaska. . . Peter K. Sommer has 
begun studies at the Washington College of 
Law of the American University in Washing- 
ton, D.C. He hopes to specialize in Patent 

Married: Richard H. Court, Jr. to Miss 
Sandra L. Wright on May 18, 1968. Dick is a 
Research Assistant at Geigy Chemical Corp. 
in Ardsley, N.Y. . . Capt. John P. Dow to 
Miss Vickie Lee Herold on February 22, 
1969 in Frankfurt, West Germany. John has 
just started a tour of duty in Vietnam. . . 
William R. Hyatt to Miss Cynthia Marie Vin- 
berg of Leawood, Kansas, on February 8, 
1969. Bill is now with Ebasco Services, Inc. 
in Sioux City, Iowa. . . Lt. Peter H Tallman 
to Miss Ellen Marie Maher of Munhall, Pa., 
on May 17, 1969. Pete is presently at the 
Pentagon, Washington, D.C. . . Ralph C. Ole- 
sen to Miss Gale Madeline Haznar of Chico- 
pee, Mass., on June 21, 1969. Ralph con- 
tinues his studies at Polytechnic Institute of 
Brooklyn while he works for Hazeltine 
Corp. of Greenlawn, N.Y. . . Harry E. Tay- 
lor to Miss Lynda Hope Weston of W. Hart- 
ford, Conn., on May 31, 1969. Harry re- 
ceived his M.S. degree in engineering from 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. William O. Messer, 
a boy, William Joseph, on March 24, 1969. 
Bill is presently a Technical Representative 
for Hercules, Inc., Environmental Services 
Div., in Houston, Texas. . . To Mr. and Mrs. 
Charles J. Sisitsky, a daughter, Tamar, on 
May 19, 1969. Charlie received his Master of 
Community Planning degree from the Uni- 
versity of Rhode Island and is currently 
a Project Planner for Roy F. Weston, Inc. in 
West Chester, Pa. 

John R. Daugherty is working as a Mathema- 
tician/Analyst for the U.S. Government in 
Washington, D.C. . . Edwards & Kelcey of 
Boston employs Steven J. Frymer as an 
Assistant Civil Engineer. . . 2nd Lt. Wayne 
C. Garth has been transferred from Hollo- 
mon AFB to the Satellite Control Facilities 
in Los Angeles, Calif. . . Robert F. Hellen is 
a Graduate Student at Cornell University. . . 
Frank T. Jodaitis is now serving his active 
duty in the Army, and will soon be serving 
in Vietnam. . . David W. Loomis has received 
his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the 
University of Pennsylvania and is now a Sen- 
ior Research Engineer at Sylvania Electric 
Corp. . . Arnold R. Miller is now an Elec- 
tronic Design Engineer for the Eagle Signal 
Co. . . John E. Sonne has received his M.S. 
degree in Biomedical Engineering from 

Drexel Institute of Technology. . . Ensign 
Robert G. McAndrew has received his M.S. 
degree from Texas A&M University in Nu- 
clear Engineering. He is stationed at Port 
Hueneme, Calif., where he will continue his 
officer training. 


Married: James A. Raslavsky to Miss Janet 
Cheryl Ferrante of Shrewsbury, Mass., on 
April 12, 1969. Jim remains at International 
Silver Co. in Meriden, Conn, as an Industrial 
Engineer. . . Jeffrey E. Shaw to Miss Carole 
Ann Marie Mistretta of Methuen, Mass., on 
April 12, 1969. John Korzick served as an 
usher at the wedding. Jeff is an Electrical 
Engineer at Western Electric Co. in North 
Andover, Mass. . . Marshall B. Taylor to Miss 
Nancy Hamilton Smith of Grafton, Mass. on 
June 7, 1969. Kenneth R. Blaisdell, John R. 
Farley, and Gregory H. Sovas served as 
ushers at Marshall's wedding. Marshall is a 
systems analyst with Allis-Chalmers in Hyde 
Park, Mass. . . Bruce M. Blades to Miss Linda 
Barbara McGaughey of Framingham, Mass., 
on June 7, 1969. Bruce is a Foreman for 
Howard M. Blades Construction in Framing- 
ham, Mass. . . Robert J. Horansky to Miss 
Linda Dunkel of Torrington, Conn., on June 
14, 1969. Bob received his M.S. degree in 
Electric Power Systems from Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute and will be employed 
by Northeast Utilities Service Co., Hartford, 
Conn. . . Allen Palmer to Miss Rosemary 
Jean Plante of Shrewsbury, Mass. on June 
14, 1969. Allen is a Test Engineer for the 
Hazeltine Corp., Electro-Acoustic Systems 
Lab, in Braintree, Mass. 
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Gosling, a 
daughter, Lisa Ellen, on June 14, 1969. Bob 
is studying for his M.S. in the Civil Depart- 
ment at Tech. 

David C Baxter and Richard J. Scaia are 
now working as Design Engineers for Tor- 
rington Co. in Torrington, Conn. . . Lt. Dan 
iel C. Creamer is now serving in the U.S. 
Army. . . Digital Equipment Corp. of May- 
nard, Mass. now employs Ronald F. Golas- 
zewski as a programmer. . . David A. Hop- 
kinson has been commissioned a second Lt. 
in the U.S. Marine Corps. . . Douglas W. 
Ktauber is presently a Research Engineer at 
Hollingswoth & Vose Co. in E. Walpole, 
Mass. . . Ensign William R. Nordstrom is 
serving aboard the U.S.S. Corry out of Nor- 
folk, Va. . . 2nd Lt. John J. Orciuch is 
stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. . . Michael 
R. Paige has received his M.S. from the Uni- 
versity of Illinois and will continue there as 
a Research Assistant working for his Ph.D. 
. . . James M. Perkins is serving as a Light 
Weapons Infantryman in the U.S. Army. . . 
Lawrence J. Roger is now an Ensign in the 
U.S. Navy. . . Richard F. Weiner is working 
for Raytheon Co., Equipment Div., in Wal- 
tham, Mass. . . Pvt. Richard A. Westsmith 

writes, "At present I'm in Vietnam with the 
Army working as a mechanic on one of their 
observation planes. . . Having only one year 
left of Active Duty, I hope to continue my 
Masters next year." . . . Piyush P. Amin, MS, 
is presently employed by Michael Baker, Jr. 
in Harrisburg, Pa., as a Bridge Design Engin- 
eer. . . Ensign R. Gregory Balmer is sta- 
tioned aboard the Battleship U.S.S. New 
Jersey. . . Norman E. Brunei! is an Electro- 
Mechanical Designer for the Foxboro Co., 
Foxboro, Mass. . . Theodor A. Heidt, Jr. is a 
District Sales Engineer in Training for the 
Torrington Co. in So. Bend, Ind. . . John E. 
Keenan is now with Keenan's Oil Service in 
W. Warwick, R.I. . . Jeffrey H. Semmel is a 
Research Engineer for Norton Co. in Wor- 
cester, Mass. . . Kenneth H. Turnbull is an 
Assoc. Mechanical Engineer for Texaco, Inc. 
in Beacon, N.Y. . . William J. Krikorian re- 
ceived his M.S. in Civil Engineering at the 
101st Commencement of Tech. . . 2nd Lt. 
Richard G. Perreault is stationed in Schwein- 
furt, Germany, with the Army. 


Married: Brian D. Chace to Miss Elizabeth 
Marian Maxwell of Marion, Mass., on June 
14, 1969. Brian is with Sylvania Electronics 
Systems Division in Needham Heights, Mass. 
Roger J. Dashner was best man, and James 
P. Atkinson was an usher. . . Anthony J. 
Crispino to Miss Linda Ann Czyzewski of 
Fiskdale, Mass., on July 5, 1969. Tony is a 
mechanical engineer with the Boeing Co. in 
Seattle, Wash. . . Joseph E. Doran, Jr., to 
Miss Ann Marie Meunier of No. Attleboro, 
Mass., on June 13, 1969. The best man was 
Bernard J. Dodge, '70, and among the 
ushers were Daniel A. Lipcan and E. Wayne 
Turnblom, '68. Joe is a management engin- 
eer employed by Avco's Lycoming Div. in 
Stratford, Conn. . . James W. Foley to Miss 
Ella Mae Beaudin of Rutland, Mass., on 
August 23, 1969. The best man was Robert 
P. Kusy. Jim is at Case Western Reserve Uni- 
versity in Cleveland, Ohio, working toward 
his master's degree. . . Mark S Gerber to 
Miss Sandra Frances Sowers of Shrewsbury, 
Mass., on June 6, 1969. . . William E. Hal- 
lock to Miss Judith Ann Groesbeck of Sco- 
tia, N.Y., on June 21, 1969. Among the 
ushers were Cornelius J. Collins, '71, and 
Wayne M. Chiapperini, '67. Bill is with Shell 
Oil Co. in E. Hartford, Conn. . . Jeffrey A. 
Hynds to Miss Linda Jean Wilson of Cum- 
berland Hill. R.I., on July 12. 1969. Among 
the ushers were Roy Lampinski, '72, and 
Christopher J. Masklee. Jeff is employed by 
Public Service Electric & Gas Co. in Newark, 
N.J. . . Donald G. Johnson to Miss Janet 
Alice Johnson of W. Springfield. Mass., on 
June 21. 1969. Among the ushers was David 
W. Swenson. Don is with the Conn. State 
Highway Dept. in Wethersfield. . . Robert P. 
Kusy to Miss Gisela Bauer of W. Boylston. 




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A on June 27, 1969. Bob is in graduate 
t;< >. . , at Drexel Institute of Technology in 
Philadelphia. . . Ronald C. Lewis to Miss 
Judith Ellen Carney of Southwest Harbor, 
Me., on June 14, 1969. Ron is in the Navy. 
. . . Lt. Cordon R. Miller to Miss Carol 
Elizabeth Sargent of Reading, Mass., on 
June 15, 1969. Among the ushers was John 
L. Walkup, and the best man was Donald L. 
Sharp. Gordon is in the Army, stationed at 
Ft. Benning, Ga. . . Stephen F. Nagy to Miss 
Barbara Ann George of Ashland, Mass., on 
June 14, 1969. The best man was Ronald P. 
Rosadini, and among the ushers were George 
P. Moore, '70, Domenic J. Forcella, Jr., '70, 
and Charles E. Basner, '70. Steve is with 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. . . Michael G. 
Ouellette to Miss Barbara Van Kleeck of 
Westboro, Mass., on July 12, 1969. Among 
the ushers was Peter R. Walsh. Mike is a 
product engineer with G.E. in Pittsfield, 
Mass. . . Stephen E. Platz to Miss Judith 
Evelyn Dickinson of Kennebunk, Me., or 
August 23, 1969. . . John F. Poblocki to Miss 
Gail Ann Piehler on June 15, 1969. Among 
the ushers were Richard J. Sandora and 
Ronald G. Roberts. John is a civil engineer 
for Metcalf & Eddy Engineers, Boston, 
Mass. . . Robert J. Rose to Miss Margaret 
Faith Weir of Framingham, Mass., on July 
19, 1969. Among the ushers was Charles M. 
Zepp, and the best man was Craig L. Mad- 
ing. Bob is a chemical research engineer with 
Dupont in Niagara Falls, N.Y. . . Joseph A. 
Senecal to Miss Linda M. Renzi of Marlboro, 
Mass., on August 16, 1969. Among the 
ushers was Jerry L. Johnson. Joe is a gradu- 
ate student at Stanford University, Stan- 
ford, Calif. . . Raymond B. Stanley to Miss 
Penny Jane Bellinger of Westford, Mass., on 
June 21, 1969. Ray is with Western Electric 
Co. in Greensboro, N.C. . . John A. Taylor 
to Miss Maureen Maynard of Worcester on 
June 14, 1969. John is a development en- 
gineer with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, 
N.Y. . . Thomas F. Taylor to Miss Jeanne M. 
Petracone of Barre Plains, Mass., on August 
23, 1969. The best man was Roger L. 
Gariepy, '67, and among the ushers was 
David E. Kilpatrick. Tom is a mechanical 
engineer for G.E. in Lynn, Mass. . . John S. 
Thompson, Jr. to Miss Helen Marie Grady of 
Natick, Mass., on June 15, 1969. David G. 
Healy was the best man, and among the ush- 
ers were Peter T. Grosch, Douglas A. Nel- 
son, Roger W. Miles, Frederick G. Spreter, 
and Richard M. Gross. John is attending 
Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Mass. 

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Published by the Alumni Association 
of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

W.P.I. Alumni Association Officers 

President: R. E. Higgs, '40; 

Vice presidents: 

C. W. Backstrom, '30; 

R. R. Gabarro, '51; 

Secretary- Treasurer: 

W. B. Zepp, '42; 

Assistant Alumni Secretary: 

S. J. Hebert, '66; 

Past President: A. D. Tripp, Jr. '36; 

Executive Committee, 


C. C. Bonin, '38; F. S. Harvey, '37; 

P. Wiley, '35; B. E. Hosmer, '61; 

Fund Board: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44, Chairman; 

G. F. Crowther, '37; L. G. Humphrey, 

Jr., '35; R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; 

L. C. Leavitt, '34; A. Kalenian, '33. 

Alumni Office Staff 

Assistant to the Alumni Secretary, 

Office Manager: Norma F. Larson; 

Magazine Secretary: 

Nance C. Thompson; 

Fund Secretary: Stephanie A. Beland; 

Records Secretary: Helen J. Winter. 

Two Towers Subcommittee Reports page two 

The Faculty Planning Committee, which last fall presented its model for WPI's second 
century, has now received some committee reports which study specific applications of the 
moael. Included in this article are excerpts from some of those reports. 

Civil Engineering Education at WPI — A Plan for the Challenges of the Modern Age 
by Carl H. Koontz, Professor and Head of Civil Engineering 

page six 

The faculty has approved a new curriculum for the civil engineering department which will 
permit greater flexibility in undergraduate programs. This report shows how one department 
at WPI is attempting to keep up with our rapidly changing world. 

The Gordon Library After 2 1/2 years 

by Albert G. Anderson, Jr., Head Librarian 

page fifteen 

Although Gordon library is one of the newest facilities on campus, it is also one of the most 
popular and most widely used. Prof. Anderson explains some of the innovations and 
"unusual" areas in Gordon Library. 

ROTC at WPI - Very Much Alive 

by Col. Edward J. Geaney, Jr., Professor of Military Science .... page seventeen 

The ROTC program became entirely voluntary with the start of classes in September, 1969. 
Several innovations have been incorporated into the program which have helped to maintain a 
high enrollment. 

A New Techniquest in 1970 

by Dr. Raymond R. Hagglund, '56, Assoc. Professor, Mechanical Engineering page twenty 

Techniquest has been revised to include more of an engineering approach. This will enable the 
program to better orient a prospective freshman to engineering and to WPI. 

Leo S. Jansson Award 

page twenty-three 

An annual award has been established in memory of Leo. Read this article to learn how you 
may aid this award. 

Tax and Transfer Problems in the Gift of Securities 

by Fred L. Broad, Jr., WPI Director of Development page twenty-five 

Many people prefer to make gifts to their alma mater in the form of securities. In an 
informative article, Mr. Broad explains some of the recommended procedures for making gifts 
of this type. 

Your Alumni Office 

page twenty-seven 

Volume 73 


Warren B. Zepp, '42 
Editor and Business Manager 

Stephen J. Hebert, '66 
Assistant Editor and Business Manager 

The Journal is published in the Fall, Winter, 
Spring, and Summer. Entered as second class 
matter July 26, 1918, at the Post Office, 
Worcester, Massachusetts, under the act of 
March 3, 1879. Subscription two dollars per 
year. Postmaster: Please send form 3579 to 
Alumni Association, Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute, Worcester, Mass. 01609. 

The Alumni Association's daily operations are carried on by a staff of four full-time and 
several part-time secretaries in addition to the Secretary-Treasurer and the Assistant Secretary. 
Read this article to meet the people in the office and to learn what your Association does on 
an annual basis. 

Twenty-first Annual Techni-Forum Attended by 22 Secondary 

School Guidance Counselors page thirty 


Campus Notes 10 

Varsity Review 13 

Alumni Fund Progress Report 23 

A Faculty Viewpoint 32 

Undergraduate Viewpoint 33 

District Doings 36 

In Memory 37 

Your Class and Others 40 




In October, 1969, the Faculty Planning Committee held 
Planning Day II. It was an entire day, without classes, 
which was devoted to the presentation of a model for WPI's 
future and to discussion periods about the model. From the 
model and the discussions, nine subcommittees were 
established to further explore various topics. These sub- 
committees were as follows: Environment, Advising, 
Examinations, Graduate Program, Courses, Organization, 
Finances and Cost Estimation, Implementation, and Re- 
source Development. 

These committees were made up of volunteers represent- 
ing the student body, faculty, and administration. In some 
instances, student subchairmen were appointed to study a 
particular area of interest in a committee's work. In every 
case, each committee member had an equal voice, and, in 
most cases, students made up a majority of the members on 
the committee. 

As this issue of The Journal goes to press, two of the 
subcommittee reports have been completed and released. 
These are the Environment and the Advisory subcom- 
mittees. Other reports will follow shortly, while others, 
such as the Implementation report, must await the ideas 
and recommendations of other committees before they can 
be completed. Upon the completion of the subcommittee 
work, the Planning Committee will prepare a final report 
which will comprise their recommendations for the future 
course of WPI. This final report will hopefully be complete 
sometime during the spring of 1970. 

Excerpts from the two completed subcommittee reports 
follow, printed as received and unedited by the Planning 


Attached are our reports on Overall Psyche; Non- 
Fraternity Life; Housing and Dining; Fraternities; Campus; 
Highland Street, Worcester, and the Consortium. 

Students who enter WPI with intelligence and enthu- 
siasm will continue to lose what spark of spontaneity they 
have unless the environment of the College is radically 
changed. In an attempt to look at some of the important 
aspects of environment, the following reports have been 
prepared by the various subcommittees on Environment 
and College Life. (Ed. Note: Each subcommittee was 
chaired by two undergraduates.) 

Each report was written independently; similarities, 
differences, and contradictions in ideas and methods will be 
noticed. An inherent fear of rejection by a conservative 
faculty and student body has probably stifled our ability to 
create sparkling new ideas . . . 

The recommendations presented here are by no means 
final ones. They are meant to stimulate thinking about our 
physical and psychological environments. There are barriers 
in the present physical environment here which must be 
eliminated, but changes in buildings alone will not solve our 
problem. We must still discover the "spiritual" catalyst that 
will make the reaction run and bring about the shifts in 

attitude of both students and faculty that are so pro- 
foundly needed . . . 

Overall Psyche Team 

The purpose of this committee was to examine the 
psychological make-up of the Tech student, and to find 
ways to alter the environment to give us the best of all 
possible psyche. 

Since many of a student's feelings for the College are 
formed in his freshman year, it would be wise to look for 
ways to make that year more encouraging than it is now. 
The freshman environment centers at this time (and for the 
immediate future) around the dormitory, and to make 
dorm life more livable should be one of our goals. 

The freshman living in a dormitory feels more like an 
inmate than a resident. The sameness of the rooms with 
their pastel-colored walls and everything-boltedtogether 
furnishings is nothing less than oppressive. We feel that the 
dorm resident should be allowed to paint, partition, poster, 
and rearrange his room any way he pleases . . . 

The opportunity presents itself to do something positive 
by inventing a new breed of dorm counselor, one who is 
more of a teacher than a policeman. Chosen by a 
committee of faculty and students, he would need a new 
set of qualifications: the ability and desire to communicate, 


broad knowledge of the assets of the College and the city, 
and an interest in people . . . It's a task best left for 
graduate students and seniors. 

Though we are examining the overall psyche of the WPI 
community, the student's individual psyche must also be 
considered. The need for a psychological counseling service 
was pointed up by the visit of Dr. George Higgins to the 
campus. Right now, for a Tech student to begin to go crazy 
is simply insane. There is almost no one to help him . . . 

The drudgery imposed by much of the curriculum is 
partly to blame. Even if the model succeeds in eliminating 
that, something positive has to be done to unsquash the 
WPI mind. More vehicles for creativity should be provided 
both in and out of the classroom . . . 

The single most important factor influencing student- 
faculty interest and pride in the College is its name. 
"Worcester Polytechnic Institute" is not very inspiring as 
names go . . . Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The first 
word is obvious. It represents the general location of the 
College . . . Polytechnic: relating or devoted to instruction 
in many technical arts or applied sciences. That definition 
certainly describes WPI before 1950 . . . The word 
Polytechnic is far too confining and exceptionally mis- 
leading to the prospective college student and the general 
public. Institute: a system of organized and often highly 
formalized belief, practice, or acceptance. That word fitted 
WPI like a glove up until about 1966 . . . Under the 
proposed planning model the College will be as totally 
unstructured as is possible; in other words, it will be the 
complete antithesis of the highly formalized practice 
required of an institute . . . 

According to Dr. George Higgins of Trinity College, 
spontaneity is what sparks student interest in campus and 
non-campus activities. In order to promote this "sponta- 
neity" it might be to the advantage of the College to 
establish a special organization, answerable to no one, to 
spark controversy. Its function would be to play devil's 
advocate, by constantly pushing for change ... It will point 
out to the College areas that are starting to stagnate and 
which will stall the College's future progress . . . 

Further Research Needed 
In addition to the proposals previously outlined, other 
questions came up which the Overall Psyche Team felt 
needed further study . . . 

1. A complete study of tradition and its role on campus 
should be undertaken . . . 

2. Along similar lines, a study of Honor Societies on 
campus should be undertaken . . . 

3. Does the college proposed under the model want to 
produce a stereotyped graduate as WPI does today? . . . 

4. Finally, more study will have to be given to the 
question of spontaneity on a campus where "logic" is the 
watchword and the tried-and-true method is king . . . 

Non-Fraternity Life 

The Non-Fraternity Life study group began its dis- 
cussions on the premise that, under the proposed model, 
the student of WPI should be given every available 
opportunity to develop himself intellectually, psycholog- 
ically, physically, and socially within the environment of 
this school. By providing certain physical facilities, it is 
hoped that they may be taken advantage of by both 
students and faculty . . . 

One of the major problems with non-fraternity life, 
presently, is that the upperclassmen who are now not 
members of fraternities must find housing off campus, 
which somewhat separates them from activities of the 
school. True, some of these people feel that they would like 
to live off campus segregated from the WPI environment, 
but many non-fraternity students feel that they do miss 
much, socially and academically, by living any distance 
from the school. If one has such a feeling, then some of his 
growth may be stunted as a result . . . 

The subgroup proposes, as its basic solution, a living 
situation which is based on both academic and social 
awareness. It is hoped that such a situation will create a 
greater sense of community among both fraternity and 
non-fraternity members. To do this we suggest that the 
residential college system (much like that employed in the 
European universities) be incorporated within WPI. 

Physically, the colleges would consist of a number of 
housing units. These housing units would contain approxi- 
mately fifty students, and would be structured vertically . . . 
as opposed to the present horizontal structure . . . Four or 
five of these housing units could be joined to make a larger 
dormitory (but in such a way that each section will preserve 
its individuality) or grouped together (though each unit will 
not be physically joined to another) in a small but 
well -landscaped area . . . 

Each housing unit would provide several types of rooms 
to allow people to live alone, or in groups of two, three, or 
four ... A lounge would also be located within each unit. 
Dining facilities would include a large dining hall to be 
located in one of the units . . . 

The colleges should not segregate freshmen from upper- 
classmen at social activities. The units themselves should 
not be segregated as to sex, race, or class . . . 

Many may feel that this system is a very good copy of 
the fraternity system. This is somewhat true, except for the 
ideas of selectivity and commitment present within the 
fraternity system, now. Though many of the physical 
objects proposed are found in fraternity houses, they are 
not now made available to non-fraternity students . . . 

The Non-Fraternity study group proposes that the 
model discussed above be implemented in the Stoddard 
Residential Center, in order that this idea may be tested as 
to its practicality . . . 


Housing And Dining Sub-Group Report 

In the course of the following report we will present a 
housing and dining arrangement whose primary objective is 
providing a pleasantly livable and socially rewarding atmos- 
phere during a student's stay at WPI ... It is our hope that 
the model we propose will not be interpreted as a move to 
hold a student on campus, but rather it is designed to allow 
him to more naturally become a part of his environment 
instead of being driven away by it . . . 

The model we propose is a very flexible one and is 
centered about the concept of small living units placed near 
to the campus . . . Flexibility demands that a student live in 
an environment which is best for him, and if that proves to 
be living in a fraternity or an apartment, then he should not 
be forced into what we might think is best. . . We propose 
the construction of faculty apartments, built with a high 
level of quality and originality, which would allow those 
faculty members and their families to live in the midst of 
the campus without any sacrifice in living accommodations 
if they so desire. Graduate students, married or single, 
should also be provided with modern and attractive 
apartments . . . 

Up to this point in the model no mention has been 
made of foreign students as a special entity. We feel that, 
despite special needs that will arise during a foreign 
student's stay at WPI, we would be doing him a great 
disservice by not completely integrating him with the rest 
of the community . . . 

The dining function will be served by small dining units 
that will be conveniently placed among the living units . . . 
These small dining units are small enough not to be large 
mess halls, yet large enough to allow for the interaction of 
the residents of three different living units. 

The relationship of the school to these units shall be a 
landlord function only. These units should definitely be 
owned and managed by the school as significant tax and 
loan advantages will be available due to the school's 
non-profit status . . . 

Owing to the flexibility of the housing units (and 
assuming the condition regarding bathrooms is feasible as 
proposed), they would be as coed as is any apartment 
building on a room-by-room basis. We feel that this presents 
a realistic and true-to-life living arrangement . . . 

Despite the fact that the first look at this proposal might 
cause one to shudder at the probable cost of this 
installation, we do feel that the model can be made 
economically feasible and still have moderate cost to the 
residents . . . 

In summary, we feel that the above model provides for 
the important needs of community, privacy, and flexibility 
for all of those connected with the College. 

Flexibility demands that a 

student live in an environment 

which is best for him . . . 


. . . Succinctly, our subcommittee goals were: (1) 
Increased opportunities for personal development; and (2) 
Closer student-faculty interaction. With this in mind the 
fraternity subgroup would make the following proposals: 

(1) Strongly urge and support the project-type, inde- 
pendent mode of education. The atmosphere of the 
fraternity is particularly conducive to this educational 
vehicle and is particularly appropriate to the educating of a 
humanistic technologist . . . The overwhelming advantage of 
the fraternity system lies in the fact that it ... is an 
organization conducive to vertical as well as horizontal 

(2) A stronger, more active IFC. It is apparent that there 
is a need for a coordinated, cohesive, united IFC in which 
all states are contributing towards and protecting individual 

Areas with which the IFC could immediately research 
are: (A) Cooperative buying and bargaining, (B) A uniform 
accounting system and an auditor hired by the IFC, (C) An 
expanded social calendar to include non-fraternity students, 
(D) A system by which fraternity procedures and policies 
are constantly re-evaluated and upgraded, and (E) The 
whole topic of school loyalty and overall psyche at WPI is 
an untouched area where the IFC at other colleges have 
made great strides . . . 

(3) A Dean of Fraternities . . . The College (should) 
employ a professional whose task is to give direction and 
advice to the fraternity system so as to encourage their 
integration with the school . . . 


We have attempted to attack the campus life as it will 
need to change to meet the changing goal of the Institute. 
We have broken the problem into four parts (appearance, 
cultural and social life, sports, campus center) and through 
these hope to answer what we feel to be the major issues. 


(1) Campus Center; (2) Appearance; (3) Cultural Life 
and Social Life; (4) Sports. 


Campus Center: A large part of the lack of communica- 
tions, cultural and social life, and student/faculty interac- 


tion is due to not having accommodations suitable. There is 
no central meeting point, where activities of all sorts can be 
carried on . . . Several locations were discussed, and it was 
decided that either on the quadrangle or directly off the 
quadrangle (next to the Stoddard Residence Halls) would 
be the best locations . . . 

Appearance: ... A major factor in attracting students is 
through buildings, landscaping, and overall appearance . . . 
We can no longer build to just necessity but will have to 
catch up to where society is today in its views and ideas. 
The present buildings will have to be developed as best 
possible to meet these standards . . . 

Cultural and Social Life: There now is a major problem 
in communications among students, faculty, and adminis- 
tration. No one knows what is going on and often assumes 
that there is nothing happening that evening or weekend. A 
weekly calendar is greatly needed . . . The social life is the 
responsibility of the students and administration and will 
depend on the students. Here again a Campus Center would 
be a major addition. 

Sports: As it seems that all mandatory classes will 
eventually be dropped, the sports program, other than 
varsity sports, is of concern. A possible answer is to give 
physical education classes credit as a full course. This would 
call for an increase in its desirability to students and in its 
capabilities. More facilities and a larger staff to accom- 
modate a more varied program will be needed . . . 



. . . Our efforts were devoted to attempting to define the 
role, function, and responsibilities of the academic advisor, 
as contrasted with the other advisors, what the responsi- 
bilities of the student would be under the plan with respect 
to advice offered, and finally, attempting to define what 
kind of relationship we would hope to see emerge between 
advisor and advisee and how that relationship might be 
fostered and encouraged . . . 


Although there was initially some feeling that the 
advisor should be a member of the student's chosen field of 
interest, our conclusion is that this is not a necessary 
condition to the development of a helpful and profitable 
student/advisor relationship . . . We feel that there should 
be an effort made to assign, on arrival, a student to a 
faculty person with whom he may be expected to have 
common interests (not necessarily interests of the technical 
or professional variety), and with whom, in the majority of 
cases, he would stay associated during the period of his 
undergraduate career. The responsibilities of the advisor 

are: to assist the student in defining his educational goals; 
to aid in the transition from secondary school to the 
relatively unstructured situation at WPI; and to aid in the 
selection of basic courses. During the upperclass years, the 
advisor will help to define alternatives, keep in close 
contact with project advisors and coursework progress so 
that an accurate appraisal correlating all this information 
will be available to the student. 

The responsibility of the student is to meet with his 
advisor at appropriate intervals, discussing with the advisor 
the goals he has formulated and the progress he is making 
toward them . . . 

An estimate of the time required to perform the 
function described above is rather difficult to provide; a 
consensus seemed to be that advising, if done ideally, and 
under the conditions as specified in the next section, would 
require between ten and twenty percent of the faculty 
member's time . . . The "Council of Advisors" (to use the 
term appearing in the Planning Committee's report) should 
serve to reinforce the advisory group . . . 


1. The entire faculty should be involved in the advising 
of students, along with interested administrators . . . 

2. Each advisor would have a distribution of classes as 
advisees . . . 

3. The number of advisees per class per advisor should 
be limited to three or four, and fairly close control should 
be exerted to hold the total number of advisees per faculty 
member at this level . . . 

4. The equivalent of a one-credit course should be 
scheduled for each advisor with his Freshmen advisees . . . 

5. A Council of Advisors should be provided to plan, 
operate, and evaluate orientation programs for faculty 
(both present and incoming) and students . . . 

6. To augment the current medical, religious, and 
counseling services, the College should investigate the 
possibility of securing the services of a clinical psychologist 
on a part-time basis . . . 


There have been concerns expressed that under a system 
such as the model describes, success will be due in large 
measure to the nature, quality, and effectiveness of the 
advising system. While the subcommittee agrees that effec- 
tive counseling/advising is important, . . there will be 
students who will not avail themselves of the system any 
more than necessary and who will do well or badly in spite 
of, not because of, the system . . . 

As the situation changes and the model becomes reality, 
problems impossible to foresee at this point will be certain 
to occur; the best that can be hoped for is that the advisors 
and their council will be sufficiently flexible to deal with 
them, and that the entire problem will be accorded 
continuing scrutiny by all concerned. 





Professor and Head of Civil Engineering 

Ed. Note: Since the following article was written, the Faculty has 
approved the proposed program, effective with the spring term of 
1970. Following the trend for more flexibility in individual 
programs, the adopted plan calls for only twelve required civil 
engineering courses. The traditional sophomore math, physics, and 
physical education courses will still be required, but the remainder 
of the program will consist of elective courses. Six elective courses 
must be from the offerings in humanities and social studies. The 
remaining twelve elective courses must include one course each from 
the areas of environment, planning, structures and transportation. 
This will leave eight courses which can be selected to best meet 
individual needs. Another feature will be the possibility of selecting 
a program which will lead directly to a master's degree. 


From the broadest viewpoint, all technical and scientific 
resources may be classified into one or any combination of 
three areas denoted as energy, materials, and information. 
Engineering progress in these areas has produced, deliber- 
ately or by accident, an involved pattern of organized 
systems of men, machines, structures, and environment 
designed to handle and process energy, materials, and 
information. As a natural consequence, engineering practice 
has evolved as a system made up of four major subsystems 
dealing broadly with machines (mechanical engineering), 
chemical processes (chemical engineering), energy and 
information (electrical engineering), and physical environ- 
ment (civil engineering). It is largely through these systems 
that man seeks to control his physical and economic 
environment while he expands his social and cultural 

Traditional engineering practice of the past and of the 
present has placed major emphasis on design and develop- 
ment which can be incorporated into the technical systems 
of energy materials and information. Unfortunately, not 
enough attention has been given to the fact that technical 
systems must operate within a framework of human values 
defined by ethical, moral, religious, and cultural considera- 
tions together with their legal and economic consequences. 
Every significant advance of civilized society has been the 
result of very complicated and dynamic arrays of forces 
produced as technological developments are forced into the 
framework of human values. An unstable balance-of-power 
situation exists with the balance point constantly shifting as 
technology advances and mutations of the technological 
system develop or as patterns of human values change. 
Resulting imbalances generate severe conflicts between the 
technical system and the current framework of human 

As an example, the present stage of development and 
use of the modern internal combustion engine represents a 
truly great technological achievement. The benefits derived 
from it by our modern society are of immeasurable value. 
Modern mechanical marvels, powered by the internal 
combustion engine, rapidly transport products of com- 
merce, which are also the result of technological progress, 
from points of origin to centers of consumption. Separated 
by thousands of miles, all people are communal in the sense 
of a mutual sharing of the products of their labors and 
wealth made possible through spectacular systems of 
transportation and of communication. Similar advantages 
exist with respect to recreational, cultural, and other 
opportunities that are vastly important to the general 
well-being of mankind. 

As further advances are made into this modern age of 
transportation, the failures associated directly or indirectly 
with the internal combustion engine are attracting more 
attention and becoming of greater immediate and future 
concern than the successes. As the major single source of air 
pollution, the internal combustion engine threatens the 
very health and well-being that it has been instrumental in 
enhancing in other ways. In localized areas, transportation 
by modern modes is now even less rapid than that by 
modes replaced. Injuries, deaths, and property damage 
resulting from the improper operation of vehicles have 
reached preponderant economic levels. Vast areas of valu- 
able land, a precious natural resource, have been diverted 
from other uses, real and potential, to those associated with 
the movement and storage of vehicles. 

The point made here is that the measure of value of an 
engineering accomplishment is obviously time dependent. 


An engineering solution of yesterday can be an engineering 
problem of tomorrow; a success of yesterday, a failure of 
tomorrow. A need of yesterday can be an unwanted 
commodity of tomorrow. These are truths that can be 
evidenced by example after example. Human values deter- 
mine what is success and what is failure. Human values 
change, sometimes rapidly and radically. 

Unfortunately, there appears to be no way to com- 
pletely avoid dislocations of forces and their resulting 
impact upon human values and society. The important 
thing, from the viewpoint of engineering practice and of 
engineering education, is to recognize that the engineer 
must move with equal ease between the abstract world of 
science and technology and the real world of people and 
culture. C. P. Snow, the British scientist and novelist, once 
spoke of these two worlds as the "two cultures", deploring 
the widening gap between the culture of the scientist and 
the culture of the humanist. He, as well as most engineers 
and engineering educators of the past and of today, 
overlooked the fact that the engineer is the bridge between 
the two. 

By virtue of education and inclination, the engineer, 
almost alone, must shuttle between the "two cultures". The 
conflict between East and West, the conflicts between 
different economic and political systems, the rising aspira- 
tions of the economically depressed, the explosion in 
scientific knowledge, the rapidly accelerating growth of 
human population, all of these factors and many more 
make technological advance an absolute necessity. But even 
while society demands engineering progress as necessary for 
physical well-being, health, comfort, and safety, for higher 
standards of production and consumption, for a better way 
of life for all, it must, quite properly, insist that engineers 
design organized technological systems also to preserve, 
protect, and enhance those social, ethical, moral, and legal 
institutions which truly represent the highest aspiration of 
the culture of which the engineer is a part. This places an 
incredible burden of responsibility on the engineer. He 
must creatively exploit scientific knowledge to improve 
existing, or to design new, technological systems, while 
protecting and enhancing national cultural and social 
aspirations. Although no man, nor any group of men, is 
sufficiently wise to foresee all the social and cultural 
stresses created by an advance in technology, engineers have 
a responsibility to minimize dislocations antithetical to the 
expressed aspirations of their city, state, nation, or culture. 
Failing in this, they may destroy the very essence of the 
culture they are striving to protect and enhance. 

Engineering education, as it was formulated in the 
not-too-recent past and as it has existed even to today, was 
obviously geared to a consideration of those needs of 
society and human values associated with the "industrial 
revolution". Truly to be admired are those educational 
leaders of the past century who evolved patterns of 

education completely attuned to the practice of engineering 
— practice that was, in all respects, completely compatible 
with societal needs and desires. Engineering practice was 
"hardware" oriented. Engineering designs produced those 
systems of machines and processes that made possible the 
development of an unprecedented technologically-based 
economy. With marvelous rapidity this nation became the 
most affluent society on earth. During that era, engineers 
made possible the tremendous productive capacity of our 
industrial complex. They engineered systems of trans- 
portation and communication which, indeed, made this 
nation a single community wherein all segments could 
achieve full mutual benefit from the natural and man-pro- 
duced resources of all others. They made possible, and 
necessary, the development of our huge centers of popula- 
tion and provided the structural designs necessary to 
achieve compactness and conveniences compatible with 
then current standards. They produced those designs that 
have given modern personal convenience and comfort to 
individuals and to families. They have produced countless 
gadgetry designed specifically to make life more enjoyable. 

In all respects, up to the recent past, engineering has 
been spectacularly successful in its role as the bridge 
between scientific and human cultures. It is speculated that 
the success it has enjoyed has tremendous influence on 
what appears to be a reluctance to reorient — a reluctance 
that is similarly reflected in engineering education. It is 
perhaps the case that the prolonged relevance of engi- 
neering practice and education, through several decades, to 
human values has led to a lulling of the senses. The 
importance of the real world of human values has been 
completely overshadowed by the successes of the past 
brought about in the abstract world of technology. Human 
values, the real or desired needs and interests of society, 
have changed over the past couple of decades, subtly at first 
but more explosively in the recent past. Prime need exists 
now not for the industrially-geared engineering systems of 
the past but for the sociologically-geared engineering 
systems attune with present values. 

Man has constantly altered his environment through 
technological "progress". Such alterations generally force 
him to respond to the very changes he has caused. 
Accommodation, in the past, has been an evolutionary 
adaptation process. Technological advances of the recent 
past, accelerating at an ever-increasing rate, together with 
accelerating industrialization, urbanization, and population 
growth among others, all have combined to similarly 
accelerate the rate at which accommodation must be made 
in order to maintain proper balance between scientific and 
human value cultures. All have introduced new and serious 
threats to man's health and well-being. Accommodations 
can no longer be accomplished without rational planning. 

This crisis in the affairs of man has become known in 
this land, and in other highly developed nations, as the 


urban crisis. Most of the ever-mounting problems that are as 
yet unsolved arise out of urbanization, and urbanization is 
the inescapable distribution pattern for populations of 
man's entire future. Transportation in and between urban 
centers, the preservation of land, air, water, power, and 
space, their allocation, collection, and treatment and dis- 
posal of wastes, preservation of recreational resources, 
rehabilitation, preservation of residential values, elimination 
of blighted areas, land values, commercial interests, indus- 
trial expansion — these are all contemporary problems that 
have not been adequately solved and that will continue to 
increase in magnitude and importance with time. 

The exclusively man vs. machine age of engineering 
practice is obsolete. Human values today require a reor- 
iented approach. The man vs. environment age of engi- 
neering is the pattern of the future if, indeed, it is not 
already overdue. The industrial crisis of the past has been 
replaced with the urban crisis of today. Engineering 
practice and engineering education must be reoriented to 
face the challenges of this crisis. 


Through the ages, a great deal of attention has been 
given by many to a properly drawn definition of engi- 
neering in general and the various engineering disciplines in 
particular. It is difficult to resist the temptation to add still 
another inadequate definition to those already in existence 
for civil engineering, but preference is given to sensible 
indifference to the definition game. Civil engineering is 
simply what a civil engineer does. He knows what it is but 
generally is too busy doing it and enjoying it to worry 
about defining it. An insight into the wide variety of 
endeavors involved in civil engineering practice can be had 
from a perusal of the titles of the fourteen current technical 
divisions of the American Society of Civil Engineers: 
Aero-Space Transport, Construction, Engineering Mechan- 
ics, Highways, Hydraulics, Irrigation and Drainage, Pipeline, 
Power, Sanitary Engineering, Soil Mechanics and Founda- 
tions, Structural, Surveying and Mapping, Urban Planning 
and Development, and Waterways and Harbors. All of these 
can be broadly classified as components or functions in one 
or more of four broad subsystems in the total system of 
civil engineering practice: transportation systems, structural 
systems, environmental control systems, and urban plan- 
ning systems. 

Two all-important features dominate the practice of civil 
engineering and make such practice significantly different 
from the practice of engineering of the other classical 
disciplines. First, civil engineering design in any one of the 
areas delineated above is systems design. In most instances 
of civil engineering works, such systems become subsystems 
to a larger system in the sense that such works generally 
involve an amalgamation involving several of the delineated 
areas. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, it should be 

clear that civil engineering, much more than any other 
branch of engineering, is engineering for basic human needs. 
The involvement of the civil engineer with the society he 
serves is direct. Further, civil engineering, much more than 
any other branch, is interdisciplinary. Sanitary engineering 
and structural engineering, for example, have distinctly 
different scientific bases. The direct relation of civil 
engineering with people suggests an appropriate involv- 
ement with sociology, government, politics, economics, and 
administration, among others. 

Clearly indicated is the fact that civil engineering 
practice must involve a systems engineering approach that 
takes into account the interdependence of all factors and 
permits decision-making on some rational basis. The piece- 
meal approach concentrated on limited and disjointed 
objectives such as air quality control, water quality control, 
sanitation, and transportation, each for its own sake, will 
continue, but systems analysis must be applied to these as 
subsystems of some total system. Ultimate design of a 
subsystem, impeccable as it may be, must ultimately stand 
the test of acceptability into the total system. 

Systems analysis is not new to civil engineering practice. 
As previously described, design in any one of the divisions 
of practice involves systems analysis, and civil engineering 
works usually require the amalgamation of systems repre- 
senting more than one of the recognized divisions. Systems 
analysis, as it is currently applied, is almost exclusively 
oriented toward technological aspects of design. Decidedly 
lacking is the all-important interface and interaction with 
social values. It should be clearly obvious that most 
effective decision making can be accomplished only with 
the aid of analysis based on all related elements that are 
significant subsystems of the total physical and social 
environmental system. 

The problems involved in the environmental system have 
several common and general characteristics. They include 
several components. Each component contains several 
variables. Interactions between components are generally 
more important than the components themselves. Variation 
with time is a dominating factor. The allocation of limited 
resources and economic efficiency is an important consider- 
ation. Decisions must be made from that viewpoint. Such 
decisions must be made under a high degree of uncertainty 
about the future. Great dependence must exist on prob- 
abilities and statistical inferences. Solutions depend on 
quantification of the elements of the system. They depend 
also on optimization of the response of the system. 

This is the challenge of the modern age to the practice 
of engineering. This is the challenge to engineering educa- 
tion. Because the traditional interests of the civil engi- 
neering profession have always spoken directly to the needs 
of society in all of the areas of concern, this, more than for 
any other discipline, is the direction in which civil 
engineering education must turn. It is not to be implied 


that the environmental system is alone civil engineering. Far 
from it. However, that discipline is, inescapably, the key 
element and must play a dominant role in a systems 
engineering approach to the problems of the human 

These considerations lead conclusively and specifically 
to a non-traditional approach to the traditional education 
of civil engineers, which will add new dimension and power. 
Each substantive application area must be pursued with a 
view to a central emphasis, the entire environmental 
system. Until such time as civil engineering education meets 
the objective of enhancing the ability of a student to deal 
effectively with modern problems in a particular setting; 
until such time as civil engineering education brings the 
student to the position of attaining a general problem 
solving ability that will permit him to contribute in a 
number of different problem settings; until such time as 
civil engineering education provides to the student the 
ability to integrate and interrelate aspects of several 
settings; until then> civil engineering practice and education, 
a key element in the modern age human environment 
problem, will not properly respond to its mission. Until 
then, all important decisions will continue to be made on 
the same basis as before, through artistic, political, or 
superficial economic considerations. 


Only a few years ago, curricula of the various engi- 
neering disciplines had a narrowly oriented base in the 
so-called professional aspects of engineering design. Empha- 
sis was on the methodology necessary to produce the 
hardware required to serve in the development of a rapidly 
developing industrial technology. In recent years, it became 
evident to some that the practice of engineering was lagging 
somewhat behind the explosive development of scientific 
knowledge. It was no doubt apparent to engineering 
educators and others, with an inborn bias toward tech- 
nology and overwhelmingly influenced by the successes of 
the past, that continued successes could be accelerated only 
by emphasis, educationally, on the basic and engineering 
sciences. Influenced greatly by ASEE and ECPD, and by 
the availability of research funding, educational programs in 
engineering shifted toward a scientific base. At about the 
same time, sometimes strongly and irrationally resisted by 
engineering educators, pressures from other sources led to 
increased emphasis in curricula on liberal studies. This latter 
development could be interpreted as a recognition of the 
interface between engineering and human values. A frank 
evaluation might, however, lead to the observation that 
efforts in this regard have been more rhetoric than they are 
of true significance. 

What has been the result is evidenced by most present 
day engineering curricula. Everything that has been done in 
undergraduate education has been forced into the time-old 
framework of a four-year curriculum. Reluctance to change 

and a failure to recognize that change is in order have led to 
the retention of traditional, and sometimes obsolete, 
coursework and programs-. The time honored emphasis on 
producing specialists of one sort or another has been 
generally retained, perhaps watered down as the result of 
time restrictions, but still recognizable and still geared to an 
emphasis on industrial development. 

But far worse, graduate engineering education serves 
further to entrench the traditional and sometimes out- 
moded patterns of the past. True specialties in narrow areas 
are developed at the M.S. level and, in a sense, almost trivial 
facets of a specialty are highly developed at more advanced 
levels. While society with its problems demands a more 
broadly educated engineer, education continues to produce 
an overabundance of those ever more narrowly oriented. 
These, in general, become the educators of new generations, 
and the system is self-perpetuating. 

It is not to be implied from the above statements that 
there no longer is need for the engineering specialist capable 
to design technological systems much the same as in the 
past. It is also not to be implied that there is no longer need 
for the engineering researcher deeply involved in the 
technical aspects that lie at the base of engineering 
solutions. The broad range of works in civil engineering 
practice requires, for many, inevitable specialization over 
only a limited range of the technological spectrum in order 
that distinct and worthwhile contributions can be made to 
the whole. On the other hand, complex projects require 
civil engineering generalists with a broad understanding of 
several of the areas of the profession. These considerations 
have a complex influence on civil engineering educational 
programs in that they require the opportunity for breadth 
as well as depth in the technically oriented portions of the 
curriculum. Further, since the most significant charac- 
teristic of the technical output of today's civil engineer is 
its influence on society, a properly oriented civil engi- 
neering curriculum must provide a balance between tech- 
nological content and that associated with social respon- 
sibility. It is this latter element, heretofore generally lacking 
in the mental equipment of the young civil engineer, that 
must receive considerable attention in his education. 

Although the technical aspects of civil engineering are, 
as they always have been, key elements in the human needs 
problems of engineering, other disciplines are also involved. 
A few of the more important are sociology, government 
and politics, management and administration, business and 
economics and others such as the basic sciences and biology 
and public health aspects of medicine. The broad educa- 
tional perspective is at least the opportunity for a complete 
interdisciplinary approach providing strong linkages among 
various of the supporting elements. 

Another important consideration is involvement. In civil 
engineering practice there is direct involvement of the 
practitioner in problems at the human interface. Oppor- 

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Computer Science Program 

The faculty has approved an under- 
graduate degree program in computer 
science effective in the fall of 1970. It 
is added to the degree programs at WPI 
only one year after a master's degree 
program in computer science was 
adopted at WPI. The new program, 
however, is only a degree-granting pro- 
gram and is not a department. It was 
adopted to offer undergraduate- stu- 
dents a coherent and meaningful se- 
quence of courses in computer science 
to support their educational and 
technical training, or to prepare them, 
if they so desire, for professional 
careers in the computer science field. 

The program will include such 
courses as Higher Level Programming, 
Digital Computing Processes, Systems 

Programming, Business Data Proc- 
essing, and Introduction to Analog/ 
Hybrid Computer Programming. In 
addition, humanistic courses such as 
Social Implications of Information 
Processing and Human Factors in 
Computer-based Systems will be re- 
quired. The program is designed to 
follow two computer courses presently 
offered as electives in the freshman 
year, and it will result in the awarding 
of a Bachelor of Science degree at the 
end of four years. 

Physics Curriculum 

The faculty has also approved a 
curriculum change for undergraduate 
physics majors which will allow a 
greater degree of flexibility in their 
program. In a move which will permit 
physics majors to better meet career 
objectives, the new program has re- 

Freshmen receive their grades and register for the second semester. 

duced the number of required credits 
in the junior and senior years to 1 5 per 
semester from the previous require- 
ment of 18 credits per semester each 

The new program requires 42 credit 
hours in physics and 21 credit hours in 
mathematics for graduation as op- 
posed to the previous requirements of 
51 credits in physics and 27 credits in 
mathematics. Also available will be an 
option for the student to take a lab 
course or a project course. 


Formed in 1968 with a goal of 
broadening and enriching academic 
and continuing education opportu- 
nities in the Worcester area, the 
Worcester Consortium for Higher 
Education, Inc. has shown continual 
growth, and interest is increasing. 
Figures for the fall semester of 1969 
indicate a total of 173 Worcester-area 
college students cross registered. This 
was a marked increase over the 96 
students who participated in the pro- 
gram during the spring semester of 
1969. In addition, each semester, a 
number of students enroll in courses at 
the Worcester Art Museum, and these 
figures are not included in the totals 

WPI participation has been some- 
what limited and involved a total of 18 
students and 63 credit hours of cross 
registration at other schools during the 
fall semester of 1969. This included 12 
students who attended Clark Univer- 
sity courses during the day and six 
students who participated in evening 
courses at Clark. Cross registration 
from other schools to WPI last fall 
included two from Assumption, nine 
from Clark, and five from Holy Cross. 



Construction of Stoddard Residence Center progresses 

rapidly toward an anticipated 

completion date of early fall, 1970. 

Clark and Holy Cross have been the 
most active participants in the Con- 
sortium. Last fall 74 Clark students 
and 52 Holy Cross students registered 
at other institutions. These two 
schools were also popular with stu- 
dents from other schools, as 76 regis- 
tered at Clark and 57 participated at 
Holy Cross. 


WPI had a somewhat limited in- 
volvement in the Vietnam morato- 
riums last fall. The October mora- 
torium involved a varying number of 
students and WPI personnel through- 
out the day. The decision to hold 
classes on that day was left to each 
instructor and in most cases classes 
were held, but the attendance was low. 
The day began with about 75 students 
attending a teach-in at Olin Hall which 
was a brief history class about the 
Vietnam war. Later that morning, 
about 20 WPI students joined a large 
number of students from other area 
colleges in distributing anti-war leaflets 
and petitions throughout the city. 

The largest activity of the day was 
a peace rally by college students in 

downtown Worcester. An estimated 
400 WPI students participated in the 
rally and the peaceful and orderly 
march downtown from the campus. 
The rally included speakers from many 
of the area colleges, but WPI was not 
represented on the speaker's platform. 

The march on Washington was at- 
tended by about 40 WPI students who 
made the trip to Washington by char- 
tered bus. Most of those who attended 
found sleeping quarters on the gymna- 
sium floor at Catholic University, and 
at least some were disappointed that 
the march failed to gain more atten- 
tion than it did in Washington. Ac- 
cording to Paul J. Cleary, '71, who 
attended and wrote the following for 
the Tech News, "Most people in the 
city paid little attention to the 
240,000 marchers. ..The President's 
ability to ignore large-scale dissatis- 
faction is incredible. ..The march is 
over now and no change in our Viet- 
nam policy has been effected. In that 
light, the march on Washington can 
only be judged as the most impressive 
failure in the history of anti-Vietnam 


A Tech Community Council has 
been formed on campus as a method 
for the faculty, students, and adminis- 
tration to get together on an equal 
basis to discuss anything which con- 
cerns WPI. It is the first time in the 
history of the Institute that a formally 
structured organization such as this 
has ever existed. The Council is com- 
posed of 13 members, six of whom are 
students, and includes the following 
distribution: five undergraduates, one 
graduate student, four faculty, and 
three administration members. The 
undergraduate student body elected 
two students, one faculty member, 
and one administrator; the graduate 
students elected their representative; 
the faculty elected one student, two 
faculty members, and one adminis- 
trator; and the President appointed 
one student, one faculty member, and 
one administrator. 

The Council was not formed to be 
an action group on campus, nor was it 
formed to supercede any existing 
campus organization. Rather it was 
formed with the sole purpose of pro- 
viding a forum for discussion. From 
the discussions, however, the Council 
will be able to make recommendations 
to groups on campus, so that they may 
take any appropriate action. Thus a 
new method has been introduced on 
campus for improving communication 
among students, faculty, and the 


Roy F. Bourgault, '42 

Mechanical Engineering 
Richard V. Olson, '54 

Armand J. Silva 

Civil Engineering 
Benjamin A. Wooten 

St u den K.- 
Leonard Polizzotto, '70, E.E. 

Westbury, N. Y. 
Vincent T. Pace, '71, E.E. 

W. Hartford, Conn. 
Paul B. Popinchalk, '71, M.E. 

Norwich, Conn. 



James A. Henderson, '72, E.E. 

New Haven, Conn. 
Robert H. Epstein, '73 

Woodmere, N. Y. 

Graduate Student: 

James I. Joubert, '66, Ch.E. 

Worcester, Mass. 

William F. Elliott, '66 

Assistant Director of Admissions 
Kenneth A. Nourse 

Associate Dean of Student Affairs 
and Director of Admissions 
Gardner T. Pierce 

Administrative Assistant to the 


The WPI Glee Club, under the very 
capable direction of Prof. Louis Cur- 
ran, will make a one-week concert tour 
during the week of March 30, 1970. 
The itinerary will include Albany, 
N.Y., Pittsburgh, Pa., and Cleveland, 
Ohio. In each city, the Glee Club will 
present an evening concert, with a 
local girls' college if possible, for WPI 
alumni, friends, and the public. This 
will be followed the next morning by 
an appearance in at least one of the 
area high schools. 

The Glee Club will also travel to 
New York City for a Palm Sunday 
afternoon concert at St. Thomas 
Cathedral. In addition, a trip to the 
Washington, D.C. area is being con- 
sidered for mid-April. 

The tour to Albany, Pittsburgh, 
and Cleveland is being sponsored as a 
joint venture by the Glee Club as a 
worthwhile musical experience; by the 
Admissions Office as a public relations 
activity; and by the Alumni Associa- 
tion as alumni chapter activity. It is 
hoped that a majority of the housing 
on this trip will be provided by 
alumni, parents of students, and 

The Glee Club currently consists of 
over 60 members. They have been 
extremely successful in recent years 
and already this academic year they 
have presented two impressive con- 
certs in Worcester and Boston with 
Wheelock College. 


The Alumni Association is cur- 
rently converting its record system to 
storage on the Worcester Area College 
Computation Center computer. In a 
move which is also being made by 
several other Worcester-area colleges, 
the Association will be able to more 
effectively serve both her alumni and 
the school when the conversion is 
completed around March 1, 1970. 

Among the benefits, the change 
will enable the Association to address 
most of its mail with the computer, it 
will maintain a more current record 
system in regards to addresses and 

businesses, it will provide a more 
effective Alumni Fund program by 
providing frequent up-dates of partici- 
pation, it will enable district alumni 
chapters to maintain closer contact 
with area alumni, and it will eliminate 
a large amount of time-consuming 
filing in the office. 

A number of files, however, will 
still be maintained in the office for 
certain purposes. The computer is only 
as effective as the information which it 
contains, and the office personnel will 
be responsible for keeping it up to 
date. Thus the storage of records on 
the computer will increase the effec- 
tiveness with which the Association 

Sculptures by Michael Phillips and Curtis Crystal which have been on display 
on the quadrangle since last October. 





At press time, the Engineers have 
compiled a respectable 4-5 record in 
Coach Jim Herrion's first year at WPI 
as head basketball coach. Herrion, who 
was a former assistant and freshman 
coach at Holy Cross under Jack 
Donahue, is presently a guidance coun- 
selor at Tantasqua Regional High 
School in Sturbridge. He has instilled 
new desire and hustle in his hoopsters, 
and his efforts have paid off. While the 
record is 4-5, two of those losses came 
in close ball games away from home 
against well-regarded Dartmouth and 

They opened the season in Han- 
over, N.H., against a much taller Dart- 
mouth quintet. Using a full court zone 
press and a deliberate offense, WPI was 
in the ball game all the way, tying the 
score on several occasions, before 
bowing, 67-58. It was a well-rounded 
team effort with junior Steve Watson 
of Syosset, N.Y. and sophomore Jim 
Henderson of New Haven, Conn, pro- 
viding the board strength, while junior 
Ned Cunningham of Waterbury, Conn, 
and junior co-captain Tim Rooney of 
Ludlow, Mass. led the offense with 20 
and 21 points respectively. 

On their next outing the Engineers 
evened their record at 1-1 by rolling 
over a small Brooklyn College team, 
83-52. Once again a strong defense, 
which caused 27 turnovers, and strong 
rebounding played a major role. Tim 
Rooney led all scorers with 25 points, 
and Jim Henderson chipped in with 13 
points and a large number of rebounds 
and blocked shots. Rooney, inciden- 
tally, was 22 for 24 from the foul line 
in his first two games. The hoopsters 
next lost a heartbreaker to Wesleyan, 
77-75, in a double overtime ball game. 
After being down 36-28 at half time, 
they were psyched when they returned 
to the floor and fought back to tie the 
score at 62-62 at the end of regulation 

time. Ned Cunningham led WPI's 
scorers with 16 points. 

Against a much taller Brown team 
WPI lost its third game of the season 
75-64 in a Winter Weekend home 
game. The Engineers were plagued by 
poor shooting, poor rebounding, and 
an abundance of fouls which saw four 
WPI players foul out. The leading 
scorers were Rooney with 17, Cun- 
ningham with 15, and junior Don 
Backlund of Rehoboth, Mass. with 12. 
The team brought its record to 2-3 in a 
well-played game at home against 
Amherst, winning 70-67. Once again 
the zone press created a number of 
scoring opportunities and offensively 
the team was led by some fine foul 
shooting and ball handling by Tim 

In other games in this first portion 
of the season, the Engineers lost to 
nationally-ranked Assumption, 
101-75; lost to MIT, 87-61; defeated 
Bowdoin, 83-64, and defeated Lowell 

There are only two seniors on the 
team, and they have seen very little 
action so far. Co-captain Ollie Briggs 
of Rutland, Mass. was injured and did 
not dress for the first six games. The 
remainder of the squad is made up 
about evenly of juniors and sopho- 
mores and with the hustle and desire 
displayed so far, this "building year" 
should lead to bigger and better sea- 
sons in the future. 

The freshman basketball team, 
however, has been a disappointment to 
Coach Ken Kaufman, who is in his 
first year of coaching at WPI. They 
lost their first six games, mostly by 
wide margins, although they played 
their best game at Wesleyan, losing by 
4, 72-68. One bright spot has been the 
offensive play of Bill lerardi of Ham- 
den, Conn. He is the team's leading 
scorer and is averaging over 20 points a 
game, including a 45-point effort 
against MIT. 


After the first two meets of the 
season, the swimming team is off to an 
excellent start with a record of 2-0. 

Led by sophomores Al Nafis and 
Bruce Eteson who turned in record- 
setting performances, Coach Carl 
Peterson's Mermen dumped Holy 
Cross in their first meet 72-19. Nafis 
knocked a full six seconds off the 
school record in the 200-yard butter- 
fly with a time of 2:35.5 and Eteson 
broke the school record in the 200- 
yard breaststroke by 0.3 seconds with 
a time of 2:38.1. In the process of 
defeating Holy Cross, the strong WPI 
team won every event except diving 
and gave up only two second place 
finishes, thus showing its depth and 

Against a fairly strong Trinity Col- 
lege Swim team, WPI again showed its 
strength and depth by scoring a 67-27 
victory. On their way to victory, the 
Engineers won eight of 1 1 events and 
set two school records. Al Nafis once 
again set a record, this time in the 
500-yard free-style, with a time of 
5:37.7. Sophomore John Loehmann 
also set a record with a winning time 
of 1:46.7 in the 100-yard individual 
medley. Other strong performances 
were turned in by co-captain Lou 
Zitnay and Tom Weil. 

Coach Peterson has a good reason 
to be smiling these days. Not only is 
his varsity team undefeated, but his 
freshman team also has a perfect rec- 
ord, having scored impressive victories 
over Assumption Prep and Nichols. In 
addition, Steve Johnson, from Weth- 
ersfield, Conn., and Fred Baker, from 
Falmouth, Me., have been officially 
timed faster than the existing school 
records in the 200-yard breaststroke 
and 200-yard backstroke, respectively. 
Thus, with a strong freshman team and 
with sophomores setting school rec- 
ords on the varsity, it looks like the 
swimming outlook, not only for this 



year but for the next few years, is very 


After the first three matches of the 
season. Coach John Vino's wrestling 
team has a record of 1-2. 

The Matmen opened the season 
against a relatively weak Brandeis 
team, defeating them 32-10. After 
forfeiting the 118-lb. and 126-lb. 
matches, they came up with four pins 
and four decisions to decisively defeat 
the Judges. Senior co-captains Lenny 
Polizzotto and Phil Warren, along with 
Jeff Petry, '72, and Art Geetersloh, 
'72, all came up with pins. Scott 
Wallace (134), Bobby Mills (150), 
Greg Dickson (158), and Ken Koike- 
beck (190), all won by decisions. 
Outstanding spirit and conditioning 
were very much in evidence as WPI 
overcame injuries and illness to win 
their first match. 

The Coast Guard Academy pro- 
vided the opposition for the first home 
match, and they defeated WPI 34-10. 
It was a night which started out similar 
to the Brandeis match with WPI for- 
feiting the 118- and 126-lb. classes. 
Polizzotto then pinned his opponent 
in the first period, but Coast Guard 
came back to win the next three 
matches with two decisions and a pin. 
Jeff Petry then won his match by 
default, following an illegal slam which 
left him unconscious, but his were the 
last points WPI would score. 

In their third encounter of the 
season, the Matmen lost to a strong 
M.I.T. team, 33-13. Winners for WPI 
were Geetersloh and John Zorabedian, 
who both won by falls, and Polizzotto, 
who decisioned his opponent. With his 
victory, Polizzotto brought his colle- 
giate wrestling record to 33-4-1 . 

The same night, the frosh wrestlers 
lost in their first match of the season 
to M.I.T., 29-12. A promising prospect 
from this team appears to be Mike 
Varga of Danbury, Conn., who wres- 
tles at 126 lbs. 

In other wrestling action, Lenny 
Polizzotto captured the 134-lb. cham- 
pionship at the 7th Annual M.I.T. 
Christmas Holiday Open. He defeated 

four opponents on his way to the 
finals, and in the final match he 
pinned his opponent at 3:50 to make 
his record 8-0 for the season. WPI also 
did well as a team as they came up 
with a fifth place over-all finish in a 
field of 29 schools. 

Sports Slants 

Soccer team (7-2-1) named New 
England Small College Champions. 
Congratulations!. ..Mike Santora se- 
lected to the first team All-New Eng- 
land defensive football team for his 
play at right defensive end. Mike will 
be a co-captain of the team next fall 
along with Richard Lisauskas...Vic 
Fusia, head football coach at the 
University of Massachusetts, was the 
Fall Sports Banquet speaker. ..Sigma 
Phi Epsilon I.F. volleyball champions 
with 12-0 record. ..Former ROTC Sgt. 
Herbert Mello is the new trainer in the 
Athletic Department... Sig Ep and 
Shield leading I.F. basketball at press 
time. ..Hockey club had a record of 1-4 
when they broke for exams. 




Coach Charlie McNulty, entering 
his 23rd season as head baseball coach 
at WPI, will have a large number of 
veterans to build his team around. 
Gone from last year's club, which 
compiled a 7-6 record, are only three 
starters: southpaw Art Katsaros, one 
of only two starting pitchers, and two 
outfielders, Ed Griffith and Bob 

McNulty will have his entire infield 
returning, along with his catcher, two 
pitchers, and one outfielder from a 
year ago. Co-captains John Pel I i of 
Cranston, R.I., a catcher with two full 
years of experience, and Bob Johnson 
of W. Boylston, Mass., an outfielder, 
lead those returning. Other veterans 

include first baseman Tom Rogers of 
Berlin, Conn.; second baseman Tim 
Rooney of Ludlow, Mass.; shortstop 
George Moore of N. Grafton, Mass.; 
third baseman Greg Sankey of Mans- 
field, Mass.; and infielder Steve 
Johnson of Holden, Mass. 

Pitching appears to be the big 
question mark. The only hurlers re- 
turning are Bill Beloff of Rockport, 
Mass., a starter along with Katsaros 
last year, and relief pitcher Steve Katz 
of Worcester. Other prospects include 
Gary Smith of Holden, Mass., a starter 
two years ago who missed last season, 
and Jim Keefe of Arlington, Mass., 
who didn't play freshman ball last 

The team opens the season April 1 1 
with a scheduled doubleheader with 

Track and Field 

After compiling a somewhat dis- 
appointing 7-8 record last year, head 
coach Merl Norcross is looking for- 
ward to having a winning season this 
year. Graduation last year took, 
among others, Charlie Zepp, an out- 
standing 440-yd. man who holds the 
WPI record in that event, and sprinter 
Duncan Loomis. 

Norcross will have a strong nucleus 
of veterans returning this spring which 
he will build his team around. Charlie 
Basner of Reading, Mass., in the dashes 
and the 440, and Tom Heinold of 
Leominster, Mass., in the weight 
events, will lead the team as co- 
captains. Also returning will be middle 
distance man Bob Downie of Warwick, 
R.I., Mike Malone of Taunton, Mass. 
and Bill Light of Port Chester, N.Y., 
both distance runners. A question 
mark on the team will be sophomore 
Mark Dupuis of Lunenburg, Mass. 
Mark set freshman records last year in 
both the shot-put and discus events, 
but he suffered a serious knee injury 
during last fall's football season. The 
biggest weakness on the team appears 
to be in the hurdle events. 

According to Coach Norcross, the 
freshmen, who participate in a limited 
schedule, appear to be quite strong. 



The Gordon Library 
After 2% Years 


Head Librarian 

Two and one-half years have passed 
since that bright day when the doors 
opened to the George C. Gordon 
Library. Yet not all immediate reac- 
tions to that day were optimistic. 
Many felt the library was going to be a 
white elephant with inexcusable ex- 
penses and perhaps even of little use. 
Some faculty and students bemoaned 
the fact that the departmental "librar- 
ies" were no more, and thus, the book 
and periodical collections in the new 
building would just draw dust. Few of 
the faculty and none of the students 
would hold with such ideas today, for 
this building more than any other has 
tied the Institute together. Departmen- 
talization is gone when it comes to 
library operations. Everyone becomes 
a part of WPI when he enters the doors 
of this carpeted interior. Its design, 
furnishings and decorations have set a 
new tone for future building on the 
campus as well as proved that good 
architecture means a good investment. 

Services which were nonexistent 
before are now taken for granted. 
There are few days in which the 
Seminar Room is not in use by stu- 
dent, faculty, and the Worcester Com- 
munity. It is thought prestigious to 
hold a meeting in the Archives Room. 
Much interest is displayed at our ex- 
hibits on the third floor. On the other 
hand, disappointment is seen if the 
latest home town newspaper or pop- 
ular periodical is not on the rack or if 
a certain record or tape is not available 
in the Music Room. It is hard some- 
times to distinguish between one's 

personal and professional attitudes to 
the library. 

What does a library do? What is its 
function? Whom does it serve? In 
years past a library was a collection of 
books and periodicals, neatly housed 
on shelves with a few tables and chairs 
for the few people who ventured to 
read them. That concept has been 
greatly vitiated. Now one thinks of a 
library as a learning center where tools 
of the mind may be stored and util- 
ized. Although hard cover books are 
still a major part of any library, one 
cannot ignore micro-form reader-print- 
ers, copiers, electronic calculators, 
music and other audio services, visual 
presentations through film and dis- 
plays — individual and group study 
areas — even lounges in which to relax 
— all have become library functions. 
The library is changing and will con- 
tinue to do so in the many years to 
come. Yet can we question this, for is 
not change an inherent component of 
growth? If we answer this in the 
affirmative, then we must realize that 
as the needs of our students, faculty 
and society modify or enlarge, we 
must in turn adapt to them. The 
importance of automation in the li- 
brary's operations is just beginning to 
be studied in a serious manner so that 
more practical and financially accept- 
able programs may be designed for 
improving the dissemination of knowl- 

Recently, the Gordon Library has 
become the headquarters of the Mas- 
sachusetts Technical Referral Center, a 
project supported by both federal and 
state funds. The Center is to provide 

Professor Anderson 

the Commonwealth's business, com- 
merce and industry with useful refer- 
rals to appropriate technological infor- 
mation and expertise. 

Technical reports which have be- 
come a major source of current engi- 
neering and technical data and re- 
search have often been ignored by 
most libraries. They are usually 
shelved in a back room without being 
cataloged and classified with the hope 
that no one will request them. Here 
again we are attempting to find ways 
to make such material more readily 
available for use by the undergraduate, 
graduate student, and faculty. 

However fine the collection, a 
library's reputation has always been 
based upon the quality of its staff. 
Too many times an individual's con- 
tact with the staff is through the 
untrained clerical help at the Circu- 
lation Desk. Here again, I feel WPI has 
done well. Our staff is young, eager 
and intelligent so that one is not 
discouraged from asking for assistance. 
Part of the responsibilities and reward 
of a good staff is to feel it is sharing in 
the education of its patrons. It is most 
important from a morale point of view 
that the well-trained professional li- 
brarian be accorded the same respect 
as that which is given the faculty. 

Formerly, environment was never 
really given much thought in library 
building. A table, chair, and suitable 
lighting were considered adequate for 
the "scholar". This idea, too, has been 
drastically changed, for libraries gener- 
ally lead the academic campus in 
esthetic appearance. Air-conditioning, 
carpeting, luminous lighting, windows 



Robert J. Goodness, '70, examines a display 
of architecture by Pier Luigi Nervi. 

Students studying on the main floor of the Library. 

with extended views, and upholstered 
furniture reflect some of the comforts 
of the modern times. Bright colors, 
textures, and variations of construc- 
tion are as much a part of the environ- 
ment as its circulation desk and book 
shelves. In other words, today's library 
is doing its thing in pleasant surround- 
ings with a cheerful, competent staff 
who cares about its patrons. In recent 
years the library has been "trying a 
little harder". 

Now one might ask, what are the 
future plans of the Gordon Library at 
WPI? I foresee much more cooperation 
and inter-use of the other academic 
and special libraries in Worcester. With 
the Worcester Consortium established 
and a group called the Worcester Area 
Cooperating Libraries much can be 
done to break down the barriers of the 
staid private college and its aloof view 
of the outside world. The exchange of 
students among the various campuses 
will bring about, at some future time, 
a library charging card that will be 
accepted at all institutions within the 
city. It will be the task of specific 
libraries to maintain book materials of 
certain disciplines. Here at WPI the 
areas on which we shall concentrate 
will certainly be those of engineering, 
certain sciences, and the history of 
science and technology. The various 
academic libraries taken as a whole 
will form a sort of unofficial Univer- 
sity Library of Worcester. 

Automation is a realistic goal as 
well as a practical one under this 
cooperative scheme. Central pur- 
chasing of books as well as central 
processing can be accomplished. This 
could lead to a union-catalog of hold- 
ings that is a complete listing of book 
materials for the entire city. You may 
ask, will this decrease efficiency of the 
Gordon Library's operation for WPI 
students? No, I believe it will be 
enhanced, for the student body will 
have at their disposal resources of 
greater depth and scope than ever 

Another aspect of change will be 
the increased use of film loops, short 



films explaining a specific function or 
period in our history. Here again the 
library will be housing numerous loops 
and readers — the concept of the 
picture book. Such loops, if carefully 
designed, can act as a supplement to 
classroom teaching. 

With the great explosion of the 
printed word, many feel that a library 
building will be outgrown before it has 
been completed. I hope that the Gor- 
don Library will be more than 
adequate to function into the next 
century. This can be accomplished 
through micro-storage of material. 
Hard cover books and bound periodi- 
cals consume space and cause the need 
for physical expansion. There is no 
reason that older and seldom used but 
nonetheless valuable periodicals can- 
not be placed on some sort of micro- 
form, reducing the storage required to 
the amount of 1 /1 00 to 1 /1 000 of the 
existing area. With improved reading 
equipment and excellent printers for 
making full-sized copies, the student 
can read and retain the material 
needed for research. The library has 
received from NASA 100,000 tech- 
nical reports on microfiche, requiring 

some eight file cabinets to house them. 
This vast mine of information would 
require an area 100' by 10' of shelving 
were it not for the microfiche. 

Problem solving is also becoming 
another function that has been trans- 
ferred to the library due to its long 
hours of service — averaging fifteen 
hours a day. The library contains the 
fantastic electronic calculator for solv- 
ing mathematical equations and engi- 
neering problems. The one calculator 
which is in the library at present is no 
longer sufficient, for the demand is so 
widespread that we are being forced to 
consider additional ones. 

The cultural area of education must 
be augmented; the music room is 
serving a viable purpose. It is a pleas- 
ure to hear a student comment that he 
enjoyed and appreciated other music 
than rock and roll. Yet whether it be 
classical, jazz, the blues or the now 
accepted rock and roll as personified 
by the Beatles, it is most important to 
expose students to all types. 

The displays, both in the vestibule 
cases as well as those on the third floor 
walls, attempt to give a wide variance 
of the visual world. From the photo- 

graphic exhibit of WPI's George E. 
Schmidt to the lithographs of Stow 
Wegenroth to the architectural design 
of Nervi — the student is exposed to 
an exciting artistic world. Japanese 
and Chinese porcelains and pottery as 
compared to fine printing provide still 
another diverse expression of our 

I feel the Gordon Library continues 
to progress with the times and within 
it is serving the needs of its students 
and faculty. However, this does not 
mean we can be complacent. The 
greatest need and present lack of the 
library is an endowed fund in which 
money is readily available — where the 
new and unusual may be explored 
toward resolving a better education for 
our young people. With such a fund, 
apart from day to day operating ex- 
penditures, the library could be even a 
stronger innovator in its teaching role. 

Thus, the modern academic library 
is no longer just a depository for the 
written word, but encompasses what- 
ever tools and methods are required to 
be a learning center to stimulate the 
mind and prepare it for contributing 
to mankind. 

ROTC at WPI-Very Much Alive 


Professor of Military Science 

This fall, ROTC at Worcester Tech 
took on a new look. For the first time 
in its eighteen-year history, the pro- 
gram became entirely voluntary. Al- 
though this caused some drop in enroll- 
ment, the size of the WPI Cadet Corps 
remains quite respectable. Along with 
this, a few bold innovations in our 
course curriculum and in our approach 
to practical leadership development 
are helping to put new vitality into the 
program. All things considered, ROTC 
is very much alive on today's WPI 
campus, and the outlook for the 
future is optimistic. 

Just what was the impact of the 
change to voluntary ROTC — in num- 
bers? — in quality? Our major concern, 
of course, was the incoming freshman 
class which, as expected, was well over 
600 students. During the summer we 
had written to all these prospective 
cadets, explaining the purpose of the 
Reserve Officers Training Corps and 
how the program could help to pre- 
pare them to fulfill their future 
military obligation as commissioned 
officers. We knew, however, that the 
real payoff would be on the strength 
of our appeal to these young men in 

our personal contact with them at the 
start of the school year. This oppor- 
tunity came in September when all the 
incoming male freshmen attended a 
mandatory 30-minute orientation on 
ROTC. This wasn't much time, we 
realized, but we were determined to 
make the best use of it. During this 
period we briefly exposed the new 
students to all the members of the 
military staff (six officers, five NCO's, 
and three civilians). We told them 
about the ROTC program in general 
and how it could benefit them. We 
discussed Selective Service, how they 



Miss Nancy E. Woods, '73 of Gardner, Mass. is crowned queen of the Military Ball. 

would be affected by it, and the 
options that were open to them to 
fulfill their military obligations; and 
we covered the highlights of the four- 
year ROTC program that they could 
expect at WPI. After this 30-minute 
required orientation, the new fresh- 
men then had the option of attending 
all or part of three additional orienta- 
tion sessions before having to make up 
their minds whether to enroll. As it 
turned out, ROTC gained 130 of the 
616 men presently in the freshman 
class. We had hoped to enroll about 
200 of these men, but we feel that 130 
is a respectable number and one that 
we can live with. With 50 sophomore 
cadets, 49 juniors, and 56 seniors in 
the program, this is a sizable decrease 
from last year's total enrollment of 
nearly 550. However, this is compen- 
sated by the fact that we now have 
cadets who are in ROTC because they 
want to be part of the program. By 
and large, we find that these men are 
better motivated, more enthusiastic, 
and a lot more responsive. 

We on the military staff at WPI are 
alert and sensitive to the tremendous 
challenge that faces us today. We 
welcome this challenge, and I believe 
that we are facing it head on. After a 
long period of introspection from 
which we concluded that some of the 
criticisms being leveled at ROTC must 
be accepted as valid, we determined to 
try some innovations this year aimed 
at putting more vitality into the pro- 
gram, more intellectual content and 
stimulation in the courses, and more 
variety and interest in Leadership Lab- 

What are some of the innovations 
we came up with? For one thing, we 
have revised the freshman year curricu- 
lum by relegating military skill sub- 
jects such as Weapons Proficiency, 
Map Reading, and First Aid, to 
Leadership Laboratory time, intro- 
ducing subjects that have more 
thought content and which lend them- 
selves to inquiry and discussion by the 
students. Realizing that the average 
freshman has a very limited under- 



standing of the Army and the role of 
an officer, we are endeavoring to build 
for him some frame of reference by 
providing him a broad overall picture 
of the Army, the job it must perform, 
how it is organized and deployed 
around the world, and how it manages 
its resources. For example, we are 
conducting a short course known as 
Introduction to the Management of 
Military Resources which is oriented 
toward giving the cadet an appreci- 
ation of the magnitude of the re- 
sources for which the Army is 
responsible and some understanding of 
just what goes into the management of 
men, materials, and money. In another 
course, Leadership Fundamentals, we 
examine the role of the officer, what 
he is, what is expected of him, what an 
officer does, and how he relates to the 
non-commissioned officers and the 
men who serve under him. I don't 
mean to say that subjects like Weapons 
Proficiency and Map Reading are 
unimportant and should be ignored. 
Not at all. But the fact is that these are 
subjects which involve basic soldierly 
skills. They involve rote memorization 
of facts and statistical data, habit type 
of learning and very little conceptual 
understanding. We feel that the cadets 
can familiarize themselves with these 
subjects during Leadership Labora- 
tory. Then in the more military atmos- 
phere of ROTC summer camp, they 
can improve on their knowledge of 
and ability to perform these skills. 

Let me say a word here about 
Leadership Laboratory. Some of you 
alumni who took ROTC at WPI will 
remember this as "Drill". The term 
Leadership Laboratory was adopted to 
emphasize that drill is not just a 
matter of marching for the sake of 



marching but is an opportunity for 
practical leadership development of 
the cadets. Leadership Lab is presently 
conducted one day a week for an 
80-minute period. For the freshmen 
and sophomore cadets, this involves 
about 12 attendances in the fall semes- 
ter and equal time in the spring, 
adding up to a little over one 30-hour 
semester's work. This is the one period 
in the week when all the cadets can be 
together at one time and at one place 
and when the cadet battalion (we are 
too small to be a brigade any longer) 
can function as such. A certain 
amount of the time is taken up with 
marching per se, and this certainly has 
its place. The cadet officers and non- 
commissioned officers get the oppor- 
tunity to perform in their respective 
roles. And the men in the ranks gain 
some feeling of pride and esprit that 
comes from teamwork, proficiency, 
and well-disciplined response to drill 
commands. However, realizing that 
this type of activity can become mo- 
notonous and boring when done to 
excess, we are endeavoring to limit the 
amount of time devoted to pure 
marching and ceremonies in favor of 
more varied activity that affords the 
maximum number of cadets an oppor- 

tunity to exercise leadership in some 
form or other. Thus, by using part of 
Leadership Lab time to familiarize the 
freshmen with military skill subjects, 
we are varying the drill program for 
these men, at the same time giving 
more upperclassmen an opportunity to 
exercise leadership as instructors and 
assistant instructors. 

We took another step this year in 
the direction of adding intellectual 
content to our curriculum and stimu- 
lating more student interest. This was 
the introduction of a course in General 
Psychology for the juniors. Here it 
goes without saying that an under- 
standing of the mechanics of human 
behavior will help to make our WPI 
students not only better military 
leaders but better leaders in whatever 
profession or field they might take up. 
This particular course promoted a lot 
of discussion and interplay between 
instructor and cadet, and it was gener- 
ally well-received. 

For the seniors we have expanded 
our course in Leadership and Manage- 
ment and made it more sophisticated. 
This course treats leadership as a phe- 
nomenon of human behavior and 
draws on some prior knowledge of 
psychology. We go into leadership 

Worcester Tech ROTC dining-in at 
Fort Devens, Mass. in April, 1969. 

theory and offer the cadet a philoso- 
phy of leadership. We take up the 
functions of management and cause 
the cadets to teach themselves by 
actually planning, organizing, coordi- 
nating, and directing all aspects of an 
activity that will take place a few 
months hence. In another sub-course, 
we cover the human relations or group 
dynamics aspects of leadership by dis- 
cussing senior-subordinate relation- 
ships, counseling, awards and punish- 
ments, etc. This course lends itself to 
maximum participation by the student 
through role plays, problem solving 
exercises, case studies, and seminar 
discussions. We are also endeavoring to 
enrich the course with guest lecturers. 
For example, we recently had Dr. 
Richard Juralewicz from the Manage- 
ment Engineering Department of WPI, 
who teaches courses in Social Psy- 
chology and Human Relations in 
Industry. He discussed with our cadets 
some theories of leadership and vari- 
ous leadership styles that can be used. 
For February we have booked Mr. 
John J. McCarthy, a well-known 
management consultant to General 
Electric Company (he lectures at West 
Point as well), who will talk to both 
the juniors and seniors on "Executive 

Just how well we are doing in all 
this remains to be seen. While we are 
very enthusiastic about today's ROTC 
program at WPI, we are not static. In 
our experimentations for new and 
better ways, I do believe we are 
making a little progress. Most impor- 
tantly, we continue to be our own 
worst critics. 

To sum it all up, we in the Military 
Department feel that we are in part- 
nership with the school and that we 
are complementing what the university 
does by contributing in some way to 
the total development of the "whole- 
man" here at WPI. 

We might be smaller in size than we 
were in the past, but we are still going 
strong. Yes, indeed, ROTC is still very 
much alive on the WPI campus. 



A New Techniquest In 1970 


Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering 

"Did you have firm ideas about a career choice when you were a high school student?" 

"What is the purpose of Techniquest?" 

Techniquest is a one-week summer program for high 
school juniors who want to investigate engineering as a 
possible career choice. 

The summer of 1970 marks the thirty-second program 
which is designed to expose the students to the general field 
of engineering and to college life. A change is being made in 
the program this year to provide the students with a more 
realistic and meaningful engineering experience. This will be 
accomplished by giving a significant engineering problem to 
teams of approximately 20 students. Each engineering team 
will be directed by a professor who will play the role of 
a chief engineer or manager. The team will be expected to 
arrive at a reasonable solution at the end of the one-week 

This article will answer many questions about the 
program. After reading the article, you may find that you 
agree with the new idea. If so, you can be instrumental in 
helping high school students investigate engineering as a 
career by encouraging them to attend the Techniquest 
program. It is also possible for you, the alumni, to actively 
participate by providing engineering projects and/or case 

"What exposure to college life and engineering does the 
program give to the student?" 

The program can be divided into six major areas, namely: 

1. Engineering Problem Experience 

2. Aptitude Testing 

3. College Lectures 

4. Evening Seminars 

5. Dormitory Life 

6. Industrial Tours 

The "new" and "old" Techniquests have the same major 
areas. The major difference in the programs, however, is in 
the Engineering Problem Experience, and a more detailed 
explanation will be provided for this area. 

1. Engineering Problem Experience 

In the "old" Techniquest, groups of approximately ten 
students would visit all engineering and science departments 
and would participate in a 45-minute work experience. This 
experience generally consisted of a lecture, an experiment, 
a discussion of results, and a quiz with a recorded grade. 
This meant that the students were rushed through many 
unrelated experiences. Of course, the students saw many 
interesting phenomena, but they did not actively partici- 
pate in defining the problem or planning the solution 
and/or the experiment. It is safe to say that the students 
did not become exposed to engineering by today's stand- 
ards. In addition, the recorded grades for each work 
experience were accumulated and averaged and were 
supposed to indicate the students' ability to do engineering 

The "new" Techniquest is different because the students 
play an active role as part of a working engineering team. A 
problem will be assigned to a team of 20 students by the 
professor-manager. The professor will introduce the stu- 
dents to a logical design thought process which is used in 
engineering to solve problems from a systems point of view. 

The logical thought process incorporates the entire 
design cycle from problem definition to solution. It will be 
up to the students to define the problem in simple, 
understandable terms; to recognize the need for specialized 
information; to make assumptions; to create ideas and plans 
for solving the problem; and to choose one plan which will 
lead to a reasonable answer at the end of one week. 

Hopefully, the students will experience the joys and 
frustrations that an engineer learns to live with when 
solving problems employing a similar design cycle. This 
experience should give the student more food for thought 
when considering engineering as a profession. 

This project learning approach represents a new way of 
teaching for many faculty and is undoubtedly a new 
experience for the students. Some of the students will 



experience the difficulties of managing a section, and all of 
the students will experience the sociological problems often 
encountered in group endeavors. 

The professor-manager will play an important role. He 
will have to direct the students, but not lecture to them. 
Each group of 20 students will be broken down into smaller 
groups of three members, and one student will be ap- 
pointed section head. The section head will have the 
responsibility of directing the total section effort. It will be 
necessary for the professor-manager to monitor each 
section and to keep all of his sections related and working 
toward their common goal. 

Each of the professor-managers will assign a different 
project. Idealistically, the projects should be interdiscipli- 
nary in nature so that the engineering teams will be exposed 
to a variety of areas in engineering, science, and the 
humanities. In actual practice, however, it is difficult to 
cover all of these fields. It is felt that this is not important; 
rather, it is more important for the students to be 
introduced to the engineering way of thinking common to 
all engineering departments. 

Throughout this plan, engineering has been emphasized 
over science. It is meant to be that way. It is felt that the 
students have a fairly clear understanding of science and 
what a scientist does from their high school courses, but 
that they have a very vague understanding of engineering 
and what an engineer does. Hence, the emphasis is on 

2. Aptitude Testing 

At the end of the week, the students should have some 
idea of their interests and their ability in engineering. In 
addition, aptitude testing will also be provided by educa- 
tional testing personnel from Clark University to provide 
another measure of ability and aptitude. Also, the profes- 
sor-managers will provide qualitative information relative to 
the students' interests and engineering ability. At the end of 
the week, all three parties — the student, the educational 
tester, and the professor-manager — will make a qualitative 
judgment for the student relative to engineering as his 
career choice. This will be done for each student. 

3. College Lectures 

Obviously, the students will not have the background 
knowledge to solve the engineering problem. They should, 
however, recognize the need for specialized information. 
Furthermore, they can define their specific needs. Some 
information will be provided by showing the students how 
to use the library effectively. In addition, lectures will be 
given by a staff of professor-consultants in such fields as 
physics and chemistry. In this way, the student will 
experience the total learning environment. 

4. Evening Seminars 

The evening hours will be more relaxed. Each evening 
will be devoted to a special topic, such as digital computers, 

their application to engineering, and a limited amount of 
programming; analog computers; the role of the humanities 
in engineering; panel discussions on the various employ- 
ment opportunities in engineering, such as research, design, 
sales, etc., and how to select a college and a particular field 
of engineering. These are only a few examples of possible 
topics for discussion. 

5. Dormitory Life 

For most students, this will be their first experience 
living in a dormitory environment. In any case, they will 
sample the present college dormitory life. 

6. Industrial Tours 

At the end of the week, the students will tour a local 
industry. This will give them a chance to see an industrial 
environment and to see how an engineer applies his 
education. It will also be an opportunity to view manufac- 
turing processes which are a direct product of engineering. 

"Aren't we expecting too much from high school 

The "new" Techniquest is designed after the WPI 
freshman course, ES-102 (Introduction to Engineering). My 
personal experience with the course shows that the fresh- 
men are capable of arriving at solutions to problems. The 
solutions are not optimum, but they are acceptable. It is 
more important for the student to learn the engineering 
way of thinking than to obtain the "best" solution. Hence, 
learning to think, gathering information, and making 
decisions are considered most important. Surprisingly, the 
freshmen can do it very well. 

"Can you give an example of a typical project?" 

The following project is proposed for one of the 
projects. It was used in ES-102 in the fall term of 1969 and 
could be scheduled for Techniquest. 

Problem: To determine the effectiveness of automobile 
radiator additives, such as Kwick Kool and Prestone, in 
preventing engine overheating. 

Explanation: The students are not given any of this 
information. It is presented here only to show the depth of 
involvement of a typical project. 

The project is experimental in nature and requires 
detailed thinking and understanding. It uses concepts and 
theories from thermodynamics such as temperature, heat, 
boiling point, specific heat and energy. In addition, the 
project shows the difference between scientific experiments 
designed to get a quantity like specific heat as compared to 
an engineering test using an automobile engine to measure 
the cooling effectiveness of the additives. The project also 
shows the difficulty in obtaining good experimental data. 
Support faculty from physics, chemistry, and mechanical 
engineering are required. The project is loaded with joy and 



Tentative Schedule for Techniquest 

The following schedule is an example only and is 
tentative. Sports events and socials are not shown but 
will be included. 



Students arrive. Orientation. Aptitude test- 
ing begins. 

Student groups of 20 are formed and sub- 
divided into sections of three. Professor 
presents design cycle and problem. Stu- 
dents define problem and are introduced 
to the library. Thermodynamics needed are 
Introduction to digital computers. 

Lecture by physics professor covering con- 
cepts of temperature, heat, specific heat, 
energy, etc. Students apply knowledge to 
problem. Professor guides students to 
think in terms of experiments. Students ob- 
serve experiments to determine specific 
heat, boiling point, and temperature meas- 
urement in an automobile engine. 
Evening: Introduction to analog and hybrid com- 

Wednesday Lecture by chemistry professor on deter- 
mining ingredients of additives and im- 

portance to problem. Student sections of 
three perform experiments to measure 
boiling point, specific heat, and test engine 
in round-robin style. 
Evening: Panel discussion on role of the humanities 
and social sciences in engineering educa- 

Thursday Student sections plot data; draw conclu- 
sions; make decisions; and write a brief 
report. The project is finished Thursday 
noon. Aptitude testing continues. 

Evening: Panel discussion on the fields of engineer- 
ing, engineering positions in industry, and 
how to select a college. 

Friday Industrial Tours 

Saturday Each student meets with educational 
testing personnel and his professor- 
manager to make a judgment on engineer- 
ing as a possible career choice for the 
student. Students leave WPI. 

"Do you, the alumni, agree with the program?" 

If you agree, then sell the program. Inquiries may be 
made to Dean William F. Trask at Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute. Deadline for applications is April 1. 

We are a group of alumni and friends formed to assist WPI Athletics. 

Our accomplishments to date have been: 

Tutorial support to all student athletes desiring it. • Referral of student athletes 
to WPI. • Publication of a very well-received brochure — "Sports in Perspec- 
tive" — (copies are available). • Seasonal mailings of athletic Newsletters. • Social 
gatherings at the various athletic events. 

Solid growth has been experienced — (membership has doubled itself each year— over 

150 members now). 

1st year - 1967-68 74 members 2nd year - 1968-69 150 members 

3rd year -1969-70 Progress ahead of last year 



Sign me up as a member of THE POLY CLUB. Dues enclosed. 

$25.00 Sustaining Member (Includes Season Pass to all WPI home games, all sports) 

S10.00 Participating Member 

Name Class 

Address — 

(Bill mo lata' as indicated above 




Leo S. Jansson Award 

February 1, 1970 

Dear "Techman": 

Recently Worcester Tech lost one of its most well- 
known and well-liked personalities, Leo Jansson. Leo died 
on September 15, 1969, after having spent the previous 
three months at the Fort Devens Army Hospital. 

The following editorial appeared in the September 16th 
issue of the Tech News: 


He was our man, sincere, dedicated; 
he cared so much about so many 
athletes. So often he worked twelve 
hours and more, advising, healing, and 
caring for his boys. . . his experienced 
hands banishing pain, daring it to 
return. Work? No. . . life. 

He helped with your problems, but 
never had any of his own. His time was 
yours — his friendship forever. His 
friends were his life, and his life he 

And he is. . . a departed friend. 

To honor the memory of Leo Jansson, we are imple- 
menting an annual award, to be known as the Leo S. 
Jansson Memorial Award, to be "awarded to the sopho- 
more who best exemplifies the WPI Athlete", as described 
by the plaque, "The WPI Athlete", found in the varsity 
locker room. This plaque specifies the true WPI athlete as 

exhibiting high personal standards of physical, moral, and 
social behavior; as being a gentleman athlete; as possessing 
courage, devotion, and a desire to achieve excellence. The 
selection of the recipient will be made by the coaching staff 
of WPI. 

A permanent plaque will be placed in the lobby of 
Harrington Auditorium bearing the names of the annual 
recipients. Each year the awardee will receive a scholarship 
amounting to the interest received on the principal in the 
fund. Presentation of the award will be made at the Spring 
Honors Convocation. 

In order to establish a fund for this award, we are asking 
alumni and those currently enrolled at Worcester Tech, as 
well as faculty and administration, to make donations to 
the Leo S. Jansson Memorial Award Fund, c/o Fred Broad, 
Development Office, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Your generous support will assure that all future 
members of the Tech community are aware of Leo's 
unselfish dedication to the men who made his life worth- 


William J. Hakkinen, '70 


James G. Hannoosh, '70 


After only four months have passed in this year's 
Annual Alumni Fund program, a total of $71,560.31 has 
been contributed by loyal alumni. In addition, a sum of 
$6,306.25 has been contributed by corporations who have 
matching gift programs, thus making the total of the two 
programs $77,866.56 as of December 31, 1969. Last year 
on the same date the total was $71,100.52. This year only 
the general mail solicitation has been conducted so far and 
the personal solicitation will not be conducted until about 
March 1, 1970. Thus a comparison of results by years is 
somewhat misleading, but it does seem to indicate a trend 
which should produce a record contribution of funds. 

The Fund Board adopted an optimistic goal this year of 
having at least 50% of all alumni contribute to the Fund. 
Last year only 34% participated during the entire program. 
To date this year 20% have contributed to the Fund as 
compared to only 15% at the corresponding time a year 
ago, and thus it appears that the goal of 50% participation 
will at least be approached. 

"Many thanks to all of the loyal alumni who have so 
willingly contributed generously this year and in past years. 
WPI needs more assistance from more alumni. I am sure 
that more than 50% want to help WPI." So states Irving 
James Donahue, Jr., '44, Alumni Fund Board Chairman. 








I.Pittsburgh 63% 

1.1919 79% 

2. Rhode Island .... 57% 

2. 1915 73% 

3. Cleveland 49% 

3. 1929 53% 


4. 1945 52% 

5. 1907 52% 

1. Donald H. McNamara, '55 Pittsburgh 

2. Otto A. Wahlrab, '54 Rhode Island 

3. David A. Pratt, '56 . . Cleveland 



December 31, 1969 

Chapter Rank by 

* in 

* of Gifts 



A verage 

A verage 


% Participation 


or Pledges 




Gift Rank 






$ 1,180.00 



Northern California 



. 40 













Rochester- Genesee 




















61 1 .00 



Northern New Jersey 
















Rhode Island 







North Shore 








Connecticut Valley 















New Haven 















Los Angeles 














Western New York 






















New York 














Central New York 








Pacific Northwest 
































Out of District 







Others and Honorary 







$71,560 31 


Matching Gifts 





Tax and Transfer Problems 

in the Gift of Securities 


WPI Director of Development 

We have just come through that 
season of the year when Americans go 
on their annual philanthropic spree. 
Those last few weeks of the year 
when, as December 31st approaches, 
we are reminded most forcefully that 
if we want to give some money away 
Uncle Sam will pick up part of the tab. 
Which is another way of saying: When 
anyone considers his taxes, gifts some- 
times help the giver, too. 

It has often been said that, "Amer- 
icans like to give," and this is certainly 
true as all our private educational and 
charitable institutions bear witness. 
But to procrastinate is human and this 
is why as the year end approaches we 
go scurrying around in our safe deposit 
boxes to find some stock certificates 
that can be used for this purpose. It 
seems appropriate therefore, at this 
time when all this is fresh in our 
minds, for us to take a look at this 
whole matter of supporting your Alma 
Mater by gifts of securities. There are 
many things about this that one ought 
to know and that he seldom has time 
to find out in the last minute rush to 
beat the tax deadline. 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute and 
the Alumni Association welcome gifts 
of securities. Use of this method is 
often one of the simplest and best 
ways one may make a gift to the 
college. The college or the Association 
may either add these securities to their 
investment portfolios or sell them for 
their current market value. In either 
case, such gifts are advantageous to 
both the college and the donor. 

As this is being written, the new 
tax reform legislation is still pending in 

Washington. The outcome of this may 
have an effect on the allowable deduc- 
tion for gifts of appreciated securities, 
but, in general, in making gifts of 
securities, one should always use those 
that have appreciated in value. There 
are two reasons for this. First, the full 
current market value is both the value 
of the gift to the college, and to the 
donor in determining the size of his 
gift and his eligible tax deduction, 
even though his original cost may have 
been substantially less. Second, the 
donor incurs no capital gains tax lia- 
bility even though he gets a tax deduc- 
tion for the full current market value 
of the gift. (Unless this too, is changed 
by the new legislation.) 

Securities that have depreciated in 
value should not be used for gifts. The 
value of such a gift for tax purposes is 
still its current market value. If a 
donor has depreciated securities that 
he wishes to dispose of in connection 
with a gift, he should sell the secu- 
rities, claim his tax loss, and use the 
cash for the gift. 

Now how does one go about mak- 
ing a gift of securities? Depending on 
the particular circumstances, there are 
several things to consider. 
1. If you have a certificate for the 
exact number of shares you wish 
to give: Simply endorse this over 
to the college or the Association 
(see information following on 
how this is done) and deliver the 
certificate to Worcester Tech, 
either in person, by messenger, 
or by mail. 

Endorsement may be handled 
in several ways: 
a. You may complete the endorse- 
ment to the college according to 
the instructions below. If this is 

done, certified mail is recom- 

b. You may leave the certificate 
blank and send a signed stock 
power. If this is done, they 
should be mailed separately. 

c. You may sign the certificate in 
blank. If this is done, registered 
mail should be used. 

2. If you wish to divide the number 
of shares on the certificate you 
have: It will be necessary for you 
tp have this done through a 

a. Inform your broker of the num- 
ber of shares you wish to use for 
your gift and the number you 
wish to retain. Do not tell the 
broker how to dispose of the 
shares in the gift. Instruct him to 
contact Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute or the Alumni Associ- 
ation immediately for directions 
from the college regarding the 
disposition of the securities to 
be contributed. Notify the col- 
lege of your gift and of the name 
of the broker who is handling 
the transfer. If this procedure is 
not followed, there will be an 
extended delay in establishing 
the effective date of the gift 
which may substantially alter 
the amount of your tax deduc- 
tion, and may, if the gift is made 
near the end of the year, result 
in the gift not being eligible for a 
deduction in the year in which 
you intended.* 

b. Do not tell your broker to sell 
securities and send the check to 
Worcester Tech: If you do so, 
you will be liable for a capital 
gains tax on any appreciation 
over your original cost. 



3. Proper Endorsement: Do not 
personally endorse, or have a 
broker transfer securities to 
"Worcester Polytechnic Insti- 
tute" or to "The WPI Alumni 
Association." The investments 
of both the college and the 
Association are managed and 
held in Trust by the Worcester 
County National Bank. So that 
the bank can keep the Trust 
accounts separate from the 
bank's own corporate accounts, 
a nominee account called Morrill 
& Co. has been set up. Morrill & 
Co. is, therefore, an agency 
name for the college and the 
Association funds which are in- 
vested in the Trust. All transfers 
of securities should be to "Mor- 
rill & Co." This will save the 
college considerable time and 
expense and will in no way 
affect the eligibility of the gift 
for a tax deduction. 

4. If you wish, you may make a 
gift of only the appreciated val- 
ue of the securities over your 
original cost by so notifying the 
college. In such cases the trans- 
fers are handled in the same 
manner as above, and the college 
will return to the donor a check 
in the amount of his original 
cost. The value of such a gift is 
then the difference between the 
current market value and the 
original cost to the donor. 

So much for the mechanics of 
making a gift. Now if you have de- 
cided to make a gift of securities, or if 
during the past year you have made a 
gift of securities, the next question 
will be how you determine your tax 
deduction. Remembering again that 
the new tax legislation may alter the 
amount of the gift that is eligible for 
your deduction, there are several 
things to consider in establishing the 
value of the gift itself. 

The college is frequently asked by 
donors to inform them "how much 
the school received from the sale of 
their gift of securities so they can 

figure their income tax deduction." 
The following information is given as 
an attempt to clarify this problem. 

1 . The determination of the 
amount of deduction for a chari- 
table contribution is primarily 
the responsibility of the donor, 
but the recipient may help him 
determine the deductible a- 

2. WPI or the Alumni Association 
does not always sell securities re- 
ceived as gifts. Very often these 
stocks or bonds are retained in 
the investment portfolios. 

3. The value of a gift of securities 
as a charitable contribution for 
tax purposes is the mean be- 
tween the highest and lowest 
quoted selling prices (or the bid 
and asked prices for unlisted 
securities) on the effective date 
of the gift. The ultimate disposi- 
tion of gifts of securities by the 
donee has no bearing on the 
donor's eligible deduction for 
the gift. 

4. The effective date of the gift is 
determined by whichever one of 
the following conditions applies: 

a. If the certificate is mailed to 
WPI or one of its representatives 
(e.g., campaign solicitor, Trus- 
tee, officer, etc.), the effective 
date of the gift is the postmark 
on the envelope from the donor. 
This envelope will be returned to 
the donor. 

b. If the certificate is delivered 
personally or by messenger to 
WPI or one of its representatives 
(same as above), the effective 
date of the gift is the date of 
receipt by WPI or its represent- 

c. If the certificate is delivered to 
a broker who subsequently be- 
comes an agent of WPI, the 
effective date of the gift is the 
date the broker becomes an 
agent of WPI.* 

d. If the certificate is delivered to 
a broker who continues to act as 
agent for the donor, for transfer 

to WPI, the effective date of the 
gift is the date the transfer is 
completed on the books of the 
company. This is the date on the 
face of the certificate. This 
method will cause a delay of 
several weeks in establishing the 
effective date of the gift and 
thus is not recommended. This 
date must then be obtained from 
the college. If the gift is made 
near the end of the year, this 
may then cause the effective 
date of the gift to go into the 
following year and lose its eligi- 
bility for a tax deduction in the 
year in which the donor in- 
Therefore, subject to the provisions 
of any new tax legislation that may 
alter the amount of the gift that may 
be deducted, a donor of a gift of 
securities may determine the amount 
of his tax deduction by first, estab- 
lishing the effective date of his gift; 
second, consulting a listing of the 
prices of the stock for that day; and 
third, determining the mean between 
the high and low prices listed. This is 
the procedure followed in determining 
the figure listed on the acknowledge- 
ment of gifts of securities. 

Naturally, there will always be 
some cases that do not seem to fit 
these procedures exactly. Either the 
Alumni Office or the WPI Develop- 
ment Office will always be pleased to 
assist you if you have further ques- 
tions. Please do not hesitate to call us. 
The above information is also available 
in a small folder titled Gifts of Securi- 
ties. We will be happy to send you one 
upon request. 

•When gifts are made through a broker, 
or other transfer agent, it should be noted 
that the broker cannot become an agent of 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute upon the 
instructions of the donor alone. The donor 
cannot deputize his broker to become the 
agent of the college. Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute must itself designate the broker to 
act on its behalf. This should be done in 
writing and before the donor transfers the 
securities to his broker. 




The Alumni Association wasformed 
in 1873 by the first three classes to 
serve the college by developing loyalty 
among the alumni. It was incorporated 
in 1891 under the laws of the State of 
Massachusetts. The total membership 
to date is 9,338. 

The governing body of the Associa- 
tion is the Alumni Council, which is 
comprised of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Association and repre- 
sentatives from each of the 26 organ- 
ized chapters around the country. The 
Alumni Office is located on the second 
floor of Boynton Hall, and this is 
where all alumni records are main- 
tained and all Alumni Association 
activities are coordinated. 

The Alumni Office is composed 
of three divisions: The Annual Alumni 
Fund, WPI JOURNAL and Records. 

The Office Manager is responsible 
for overseeing all of the office oper- 
ations. She must keep operating proce- 
dures current, and she is responsible 
for the office being operated at 
optimum efficiency. As the college 
changes and alumni needs change, the 
office procedures are reviewed and 
changed accordingly. A yearly calen- 
dar of activities and operations is 
drawn up and followed as closely as 
possible. In addition, the Office Man- 
ager is responsible for all financial 
reports and accounting and assists in 
budget planning. She works closely 
with the Alumni Secretary-Treasurer 
and his Assistant in the yearly oper- 
ations and acts as secretary in confi- 
dential matters. 

Miss Norma F. Larson 

Assistant to the Alumni Secretary 

Office Manager 

From left to right, Helen Winter, 
Nance Thompson, 
and Stephanie Beland 
transfer alumni records 
to computer forms. 







Mrs. Stephanie A. Be/and 
Fund Secretary 

The Fund Secretary is responsible 
for maintaining all records for each 
Annual Alumni Fund. This includes 
recording all gifts and pledges, sending 
pledge reminders, and acknowledging 
the receipt of gifts. She must also 
provide for four mail solicitations and 
the personal solicitation segment of 
the Annual Fund which functions 
from September to June 30. Several 
types of reports are made up semi- 
monthly carrying statistics of giving 
within the chapters, classes, and show- 
ing amounts of gifts and comparisons 
to the previous year's giving. During 
the personal solicitation phase of the 
fund drive, reports are sent every two 
weeks to the fund workers, and the 
workers are also notified of alumni 
giving of the alumni solicited. 

Communication is a most impor- 
tant phase of any alumni organization. 
The WPI JOURNAL is published four 
times a year and is sent to all alumni, 
other colleges throughout the country, 
and WPI campus personnel. It is also 
available to students. The magazine 
carries articles which are intended to 
keep the alumni informed about cam- 
pus activities. All articles, with the 
exception of some feature articles, are 
written by the staff. 

cards for personal news, and notes and 
letters from alumni. These are first 
processed by the Records Secretary 
for any address or business changes 
and then given to the Magazine Secre- 
tary for writing of classnotes. 

We learn of deceased alumni not 
only through our clipping service, but 
also from mail returned by the post 
office or communications from rela- 
tives and friends (frequently alumni) 
of the deceased. Short obituaries are 
written, and several copies of the issue 
containing the "In Memory" are sent 
to the survivors. 

Miss Nance C. Thompson 
Magazine Secretary 

A major function of an alumni 
magazine is to carry alumni news. The 
chief sources of this news are news- 
paper clippings which are sent to us by 
a New England clipping service, Alum- 
ni Fund pledge cards which invite 
alumni to use the reverse side of the 

Mrs. Helen J. Winter 
Records Secretary 

The office receives over 2,000 ad- 
dress changes a year. Changes may 
involve a complete change of chapter 
affiliation and new business, while 
others are changes within the chapter. 
Various files are maintained on each 
alumnus: by class, alphabetically, the 
town in which he resides and works, 
and also by the company where he is 
employed. Chapter secretaries are peri- 
odically notified of changes con- 
cerning their chapter membership. 

In addition to the three main divi- 
sions, the office also serves many other 









Well over 150,000 pieces of mail 
are sent from the office annually. This 
includes the Fund mailings, announce- 
ments of class reunions and alumni 
chapter meetings, the JOURNAL, 
council announcements, and miscel- 
laneous class letters. In addition, the 
office prepares all of the copy for 
Fund literature and Homecoming and 
Reunion brochures. 

In 1970 a special project will in- 
volve the preparation of an alumni 
register. This register, which is up- 
dated, printed, and distributed peri- 
odically, basically includes a geograph- 
ical listing, an alphabetical listing, and 
a class listing of all WPI alumni. The 
class listing includes degree depart- 
ments, and business and residence ad- 
dresses. This operation has required 
the addition of up to 12 part-time 
people in the past, but this year for 
the first time it will be prepared from 
our computer records system. Each 
alumnus will receive a copy of the 

Techni-Forum, the program spon- 
sored by the Alumni Association 
whereby High School guidance person- 
nel are invited to the campus for one 
and one-half days, primarily to see 
what an engineering and science col- 

lege is like and most particularly what 
WPI is like, is entirely organized and 
supported by the Association. This 
program enables the guidance person- 
nel to come in direct contact with 
faculty and students and also to see 
the WPI campus firsthand. Over the 
years many guidance directors have 
directed topnotch students to WPI as a 
result of this program. There is a great 
amount of time and effort involved in 
making this program the success it is. 
The office must help select the guid- 
ance directors to be invited and must 
utilize alumni to make personal con- 
tact with them. All arrangements are 
made here from planning an interest- 
ing and informative program to mak- 
ing travel and hotel reservations. A 
number of records are maintained for 
this program, including the schools 
represented and guidance directors in 
attendance, prospective schools and 
guidance directors for future pro- 
grams, and the geographic distribution 
of those who have attended. 

In the fall, the Alumni Association 
sponsors the Annual Leadership Con- 
ference. Alumni volunteers are invited 
to this program on campus for discus- 
sions and an exchange of ideas with 
the faculty, students, administration, 
and their fellow alumni. They reac- 
quaint themselves with the campus 
and learn what is expected of them as 
alumni leaders. Both Techni-Forum 
and the Leadership Conference include 
panel sessions with faculty, students, 
administration, and alumni. 

Another major event of the year 
which occurs in the fall is Home- 
coming. Each year Homecoming re- 
minders must be mailed to all of the 
alumni and the activities must be 
planned and coordinated for Home- 
coming Saturday. This includes regis- 
tration, the popular tailgate picnic and 
barbeque, the judging of the fraternity 
displays, and a social hour following 
the football game. 

Communication is maintained reg- 
ularly with classes scheduled for re- 
union, aiding them as much as they 
require. Class reunion letters are 
mailed from the Alumni Office 

throughout the year and the general 
Reunion held on the Saturday pre- 
ceding commencement is arranged dur- 
ing the spring. At each Reunion 
luncheon the Robert H. Goddard 
Award for professional achievement 
and the Herbert F. Taylor award for 
service to the Institute are presented 
to alumni. 

As mentioned earlier, it is the 
responsibility of the office to com- 
municate to the alumni the needs of 
their college, and to communicate to 
the college the alumni point of view. 
This is done through the JOURNAL 
and also through the 26 organized 
alumni chapters. The chapters are the 
grass roots of the Association and are 
the source of its manpower. The chap- 
ters hold from one to four meetings 
per year. Many chapters request a 
specific individual as a speaker, others 
will ask for suggestions, but usually at 
least one meeting every year is at- 
tended by a speaker from the campus. 
This year Dr. Hazzard will visit most 
of the chapters. Because of changing 
population patterns, the chapters are 
constantly being realigned to maintain 
the best possible communications and 

In addition to chapter meetings, it 
is planned to send a periodic news- 
letter to all alumni chapter officers 
keeping them abreast with the Insti- 
tute and of what their Association is 

Accurate record keeping is essential 
and must be kept current. There are 
times when the office is nearly over- 
whelmed and the days are not long 
enough. In addition to the records 
mentioned earlier, there must be listed 
all chapter officers, Association offi- 
cers, committee members, and bio- 
graphical data on each alumnus for the 
Taylor and Goddard awards and 
honorary degrees. The records kept 
provide a great service to the Institute 
as well as alumni. Hopefully, con- 
verting to the computer will alleviate 
many man hours spent on details of 
record keeping, and time may be spent 
to better advantage for the alumni and 
the Institute. 






The Twenty-First Annual Tech- 
ni-Forum was held on campus on 
November 6 and 7. Attended by 22 
secondary school guidance counselors 
and administrators, this ever-popular 
program sponsored by the Alumni 
Association was extremely well re- 
ceived by everyone. The goal for Tech- 
ni-Forum as stated by President Haz- 
zard in a letter to those attending was 
"to bring together secondary school 
and college educators for the discus- 
sion of matters concerning both the 
secondary school and the science and 
engineering college and to afford an 
opportunity.. .to examine our facil- 
ities." Everyone agreed that this was 
amply accomplished. 

Bradford W. Ordway, '39, Chair- 
man of the Techni-Forum Committee, 
presided at the opening session in Olin 
Hall and welcomed everyone to Tech- 
ni-Forum. He then introduced Dean 
M. Lawrence Price, '30, Vice President 
of the college and Dean of the Fac- 
ulty. Noting that the direction and 
breadth of the total education pro- 
gram at Tech has changed rapidly in 
recent years, he stated that new 
courses and degree programs, along 
with the Worcester Consortium, now 
allow Tech to attract a larger number 
of students. He was careful to point 
out, however, that the size of Tech is 
not expected to increase beyond 2,000 

Following Dean Price was Dr. Allan 
E. Parker, Professor of Physics and 
Head of the Department, who ex- 
plained the high school preparation 
which is expected of each entering 

freshman. He emphasized a firm back- 
ground in english as well as physics, 
chemistry, and math, and he spoke 
briefly about the Physics Dept. The 
distinction between a scientist and an 
engineer was then explained by Dr. 
Alvin H. Weiss, Associate Professor of 
Chemical Engineering. He pointed out 
that they overlap more than most 
people realize and that today the 
humanistic aspect of each is more 
important than ever. 

After a tour of Harrington Audi- 
torium, the George C. Gordon Library, 
and the Worcester Area College Com- 
putation Center, Professors Higgin- 
bottom, '25, Johnson, and Onorato 
explained the major and minor pro- 
grams of business, economics, human- 
ities and technology, and the courses 
associated with each. 

At the noon luncheon in Morgan 
Hall, Dr. Hazzard described what he 
calls the "technological humanist," a 
person who can not only cope with 
the problems of science and engi- 
neering, but also with humanistic or 
social values. He spoke of our Two 
Towers plan and the hope and desire 
that we will be employing more of a 
project orientation to our program of 
studies in hopes of better educating 
our students so they may better en- 
counter today's — and tomorrow's — 

After lunch, professors Van 
Alstyne, Richardson, Schwieger, and 
Zwiep discussed their respective de- 
partments and programs. It was noted 
that there is much interaction between 
the departments of math, electrical 

engineering, management engineering, 
and mechanical engineering. This dis- 
cussion was followed by a talk by 
William F. Elliott, '66, Assistant Direc- 
tor of Admissions, on the newly-inau- 
gurated Admissions Counselors pro- 
gram, whereby alumni visit students in 
high schools. Edgar F. Heselbarth, 
Director of Financial Aid, spoke on 
the various types and amounts of 
money available to students as aid, and 
Kenneth A. Nourse, Associate Dean of 
Student Affairs and Director of Ad- 
missions, concluded the session by 
speaking about WPI's general admis- 
sions policies. 

A panel of undergraduates, Miss 
Lesley E. Small, '72, Leonard Poliz- 
zotto, '70, and Paul E. Evans, 71, 
then answered questions from the 
guidance personnel in what was pos- 
sibly the most popular program of the 
day. Subjects of particular interest 
were the advisor system, the ease of 
transition from high school to college, 
and why the students chose to attend 

The evening session consisted of 
talks by Dean Martin C. Van de Visse, 
Dean of Student Affairs, Merl M. 
Norcross, Associate Professor of Physi- 
cal Education and Athletics, and 
Edward J. Geaney, Colonel, U.S.A., 
Professor of Military Science and Head 
of the Department. 

Friday's schedule began with talks 
by Carl H. Koontz, Professor of Civil 
Engineering and Head of the Depart- 
ment, and Robert C. Plumb, Professor 
of Chemistry and Head of the Depart- 
ment. This was followed by a tour of 



Goddard Hall and Alden Research 
Laboratories and a concluding lunch- 

Those who attended, whether from 
near or far, were impressed by the 
quantity and quality of the proarams 
and facilities which WPI has to offer. 
They had gained a clear insight into 
the distinction between science and 
engineering, the flexibility of our pro- 
grams, and the value of the Worcester 
Consortium. But probably most im- 
portant, they were impressed by the 
hospitable, family atmosphere which is 
so much a part of an education at 

Those secondary school personnel 
attending were: 

Mr. Melvin Ginsberg 

Bristol Central High School 

Bristol, Connecticut 

Mr. Edward F. O'Neill 
St. Bernards High School 
New London, Connecticut 

Mr. Lee E. Pyne 
Windham High School 
Willimantic, Connecticut 

Mr. Heaman H. Stevens 
Windham High School 
Willimantic, Connecticut 

Mr. Arthur Pepin 
Chicopee High School 
Chicopee, Massachusetts 

Mr. George DeFlorio 

Chicopee Comprehensive High 


Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts 

Mr. Howard Groom 

Wachusett Regional High School 

Holden, Massachusetts 

Mr. Henry Miles 

Wachusett Regional High School 

Holden, Massachusetts 

Mr. Kirby R. Thwing 
Longmeadow High School 
Longmeadow, Massachusetts 

Mr. Arthur G. Sticklor 
Natick High School 
Natick, Massachusetts 

Mrs. Jean H. Woodhead 
Algonquin Regional High School 
Northboro, Massachusetts 

Mr. William Ellithorpe 
Palmer High School 
Palmer, Massachusetts 

Mrs. Margaret Ziegler 
Palmer High School 
Palmer, Massachusetts 

Mr. James E. Sabin 

Cherry Hill High School East 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 

Mr. Scott H. Borchers 
Cherry Hill High School East 
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 

Mr. Walter Knittel 

Raritan Township High School 

Hazlet, New Jersey 

Mr. Leonard T. Neil 
Midland Park High School 
Midland Park, New Jersey 

Mr. Howard I. Barnes 
Maine-Endwell High School 
Endwell, New York 

Mr. Brian R. Walsh 
Shaker High School 
Latham, New York 

Mr. Henry Payne 

New Rochelle High School 

New Rochelle, New York 

Mrs. Nancy J. Lang 

Westhampton Beach High School 

Westhampton Beach, L.I., New York 

Mr. Royce B. Radeline 
Yorktown High School 
Arlington, Virginia 


A tour of the Worcester Area 
College Computation Center was 
a highlight of the campus tours. 
Pictured here with Dr. Norman E. Sondak 
(seated!, head of the computer science 
program, are: left to right, 
Mrs. Jean Woodhead (Northboro, Mass. I, 
Mr. Howard Groom (Holden, Mass.) 
and Mr. Henry Miles (Holden, Mass.) 



A Faculty Viewpoint 


Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering 

The older generation often asks: 
"What is wrong with today's youth?" 
After 17 years of teaching and coun- 
seling, in post-secondary technical edu- 
cation, I feel somewhat competent to 
answer. Many, if not most, of the 
young men and women in high school 
and college this year are the finest, 
most intelligent, most knowledgeable, 
most mature, and most sensitive 
youngsters this country has ever pro- 
duced. They are rightfully concerned 
and indignant about the state of affairs 
in this nation and in the world at the 
present time. They seem to have X-ray 
insight into the economic, political, 
and social problems that we now face. 
They are fed up with pretense, hypoc- 
risy, false premises, and expediency. 

The world that we oldsters (anyone 
25 or older) were born into has gone. 
Accelerated technological growth and 
the population explosion have created 
startling contrasts in society. Air and 
water pollution, haphazard waste dis- 
posal, nuclear testing, the decaying 
inner-city, ill-planned and uncon- 
trolled residential and industrial ex- 
pansion into the rural suburbs, the 
rapidly increasing number of motor 
vehicles, the growing inadequacy of 
our highways and transportation 
systems, economic inflation and in- 
creasing foreign competition, demor- 
alizing warfare, political expediency 
and graft, individualism, and materi- 
alism are examples of the questions 
that need immediate answers if our 
western civilization is to survive. 

In the past twenty-five years we 
have passed through the nuclear age 
into the space age. We have walked on 
the moon; flown by Mars and Venus; 
created new electronic marvels; and 
conquered many human diseases, but 
we have made very little progress in 

social science and the humanities. Col- 
leges and secondary schools have em- 
phasized science and technology at the 
expense of the courses which em- 
phasize human understanding and 
values. Government, education, re- 
ligion, and the other non-technical 
aspects of our society have fallen 
woefully behind in the race for supe- 
riority in science and technology. We 
are rapidly becoming masters of outer 
space, but we have yet to really 
explore man's inner space. 

A large number of teenagers and 
young adults are at odds with their 
parents and other representatives of 
the "establishment". They wear un- 
usual clothes and eyeglasses that are 
out of the style of the conservative, 
contemporary fashion. The boys and 
young men favor beards, mustaches, 
and long hair. This group does not 
want to be identified with the hypo- 
critical older generation that merely 
gives political lip service to human 
values and ethics. They are also striv- 
ing for identity in an expanding, im- 
personal world where human beings 
are fast becoming a number instead of 
a name. 

We should all remember, however, 
that the younger generations in all eras 
of our history have been distinguished 
by their dress, taste in music, and 
method of dancing. Have you for- 
gotten the raccoon coat, the "zoot"- 
suits, the "flappers", jazz, "boogie- 
woogie", ragtime, "speakeasies", 
bath-tub booze, etc.? "Let him who is 
without sin among you cast the first 

A generation gap most definitely 
exists — particularly in the area of 
communication. Most parents are con- 
scientious enough to see that their 
children are fed and clothed, but often 

that is as far as their interest extends. 
Teenagers with unanswered questions, 
personal problems, and a fundamental 
need to talk things over with their 
elders are frequently shut out by their 
fathers and mothers who cannot af- 
ford time, for their children, from 
their busy schedules. And then there is 
the growing problem of broken homes 
where there is a working mother or 
where the children are brought up by 

Frustration and hopelessness are at 
the root of vandalism, juvenile delin- 
quency, alcoholism, the drug abuse 
problem, and protest demonstrations. 
An impersonal, materialistic society 
with no apparent national purpose 
creates the atmosphere for lawlessness 
and despondency. 

The time has come, according to 
our youthful leaders, for the citizens 
of the United States of America to 
recognize their shortcomings and to 
realize that you cannot solve the prob- 
lems of the 1970's with puritanical or 
mid-Victorian techniques — partic- 
ularly when these methods only apply 
to the other person. They say our 
nation is at the last fork in the road. 
Two paths are open to us. If we 
continue the way we are going, we will 
follow all previous empires into deca- 
dence and oblivion, but if we come to 
grips with our human natures, and 
realize that we are capable of the kind 
of human behavior that Jesus taught, 
we still have a chance to retain truly 
democratic world leadership. 

The youth of today say, in con- 
clusion, that if we are to have a future, 
then all of our people and their organi- 
zations have to be changed, partic- 
ularly religion, Government, the 
church, and society must be brought 
up-to-date in order to cope with the 
problems of the space age. The prin- 
cipal change, they maintain, must be a 
change in the human heart. "Love Thy 
Neighbor", the Ten Commandments, 
and the Sermon on the Mount must be 
rediscovered and put to practical use. 

In all honesty and objectivity, as 
you observe our nation and the world 
in 1970, don't you agree with them? 





President, WPI Inter- Fraternity Council 

The fraternity system at WPI is 
changing as rapidly as the school. 
During the last five years, changes on 
campus have produced, or at least 
helped to produce, many changes in 
the fraternities. 

In the past, the WPI student was 
almost entirely dependent on the fra- 
ternity system to provide his social 
life. This led to the complete involve- 
ment of the students in fraternity life, 
and campus life suffered. Now the 
campus elects a social chairman and 
has an active assembly committee, so 
the fraternities no long'er have to 
supply the students with the number 
of activities they did in the past. The 
idea of joining a fraternity because it's 
the only way to have any social life is 
obsolete. The fraternities continue to 
supply a portion of the social life on 
campus, but it is not as dominant a 
factor when a student is considering 
membership as it used to be. 

The type of man joining a frater- 
nity these days is also different. The 
old stereotype beer-drinking, girl- 
chasing fraternity man is gone. To- 
day's member has more opportunities 
than in the past to get involved in 
activities. This leads to a new conflict 

between the fraternity and the school, 
and it results, I feel, in a drop in 
school spirit. 

Whenever a fraternity man does not 
show up for a school function, the 
fraternity is alleged to have stifled 
school spirit. A person's likes or dis- 
likes are not taken into consideration, 
but rather the whole system is de- 
nounced. What many people fail to 
realize is that fraternities probably do 
more to take the name of the school 
to the public than any other school 
organization. The community projects 
carried on by the individual frater- 
nities and by the Inter-Fraternity 
Council as a whole reach a large and 
diversified group of people. Yet these 
men who indulge in tutoring, big 
brother programs, aid to the under- 
privileged, city beautification work, 
hospital work, fund canvassing, and 
similar projects are said to be stifling 
WPI school spirit. 

What the school community fails to 
realize is that the majority of campus 
leaders are the dorm counselors and 
that these people tend to be a little 
too idealistic. Most do not have a real 
feel for the campus pulse, and they 
cannot reach the fraternity man. Con- 
sequently, they do the next easiest 

thing and berate him. This sort of 
misunderstanding tends to influence a 
person to direct his efforts towards his 
fraternity where he feels he will be 
appreciated. In the future, I hope, 
with the "do your own thing" atti- 
tude, people will see that fraternities 
do not influence a person to such a 
degree as to keep him away from 
campus life, but rather that each 
individual is free to do as he pleases. 

The fraternity is still an integral 
part of college life today. Its assets 
have been brought more to light now 
that its social aspect is not a chief 
selling feature. The fact is that a 
fraternity is a cross-section of the 
campus, made up of all types of 
people and is not a stereotyped organi- 
zation. Responsibility and leadership, 
which it imparts to its members, are 
probably its strongest assets. 

With a membership of people look- 
ing for more than social life, the 
quality of fraternities is sure to im- 
prove. Some of these signs have al- 
ready been seen. When community 
projects are completed, people don't 
remember the fraternities, but rather 
those "nice guys from WPI." The 
school now runs social functions on 
Saturday nights without worry of 
fraternity competition. 

As more and more of the social 
program is assumed by the school, the 
fraternities can expand their activities 
and more readily adapt themselves to 
the changing times and attitudes. As 
the largest organizational body on 
campus, the fraternities can tackle 
large projects that even the Student 
Government may not wish to take on. 
The success and growth of the campus 
will be determined when all the stu- 
dent organizations realize that they are 
all working towards the same goal — 
the betterment of WPI. 



CIVIL ENGINEERING -com. from page 9 

tunity for such involvement must exist for the student in 
his educational program. The educational institution must 
be committed to recognizing the need for and providing 
opportunity for such involvement with academic credit. 

Whenever there is involvement of an educational institu- 
tion with the outside world, the key to success is people. 
The right people in the institution must deal with the 
agency, or civic organization, or professional bureau head. 
Although one does not have to agree with it, he simply has 
to get along with the local power structure, and the 
emphasis must be on the demonstrated ability of a 
university person to be able to work with people. The usual 
ivory-tower professor does not generally qualify. The need 
is for people-oriented engineers, not engineering-oriented 
people. This is one important obstacle to involvement. 

Traditionally, when an educational institution looks at a 
new problem, its first inclination is to research it. This is 
particularly true in the technical areas. It is a needed 
inclination, but it stands as an obstacle to involvement in 
the sense that over-emphasis on the research effort prevents 
involvement in the problem itself — a potentially much 
more meaningful undertaking. The research, publication 
reward system must be critically reviewed in this regard. 
This bears directly on the recruitment of faculty and staff. 
Commitment must be made (policy changes) to the end 
that the problem solver is recruited in equal status with 
instruction and research. 

Unfortunately, there are compelling reasons why educa- 
tional institutions are prone to point to research as an 
important vehicle for their contribution to the solution of 
problems associated with the urban crisis. Foundation 
grants and government assistance have traditionally been 
pointed in that direction. But for educational institutions 
simply to cite such projects, most of which may have little 
to do with real people and immediate human environmental 
problems and to seek, in this fashion, to convince them- 
selves and society that they are doing their share, may be 
viewed quite properly in most cases, particularly in science 
and engineering, as begging the question. The real question 
is relevance to the problem today. Continuation of the 
above outlook can be viewed only as evidence of ignorance 
of what the problems are, and such ignorance provides little 
hope for success in attacking the problems. 

Another obstacle is often encountered in the classroom 
itself. This is where students can begin to learn about real 
problems, to develop the ideas and convictions necessary to 
become urban problem solvers or simply good citizens. 
Somewhat facetiously, it might be commented that course 
structure, traditions, and curricula content teach students 
more about the problems of medieval days than about 
contemporary problems. Perhaps a real hard look needs to 
be taken at the value of personal cultural growth through 
certain humanities courses vs. that broadening outlook that 

could be achieved through more emphasis on contemporary 
social problem-oriented coursework. 

Two fundamental issues are inherent in all this. One has 
to do with instructional policy regarding urban problem 
solving and the other with financial support. These are 
inevitably linked to one another and must be the subject of 
intense study. 


For almost two years, the faculty of civil engineering at 
WPI has been involved in an intensive study of its 
curriculum with a view to revision in keeping with the 
philosophy, goals, and objectives described in preceding 
sections of this paper. In the initial stages of this study, the 
view was taken that, in education to meet properly the 
challenges posed in modern engineering problems, civil 
engineering practice and, consequently, civil engineering 
education could, for an individual, take a variety of 
directions and still be most meaningful insofar as the end 
product was concerned. Civil engineering is what civil 
engineers should be doing in this modern age. This latitude 
implied from such a general definition of civil engineering 
must, of course, be restricted from the point of view that 
there are traditional areas that are generally accepted as the 
province of the civil engineer. Fortunately, however, each 
of these areas is sufficiently broad in scope to permit 
distinct variations in traditional educational approaches 
where such variations are justified from the point of view of 
their potential value in contemporary problem solving. 

First consideration was given to specification of the 
minimum required civil engineering course content in the 
undergraduate curriculum necessary to accomplish first 
professional degree status at the B.S. level in four years. 
This, in itself, was no easy undertaking and required 
considerable study and soul searching. It is always difficult 
to abandon traditional course offerings for a variety of 
reasons. The key philosophy here was that the curriculum 
should not be such as to provide something of everything 
for everybody. It is always easy to take the easy route and 
justify a course from the point of view that at some time 
the student might be encountered with a problem situation 
in a particular area and therefore must have some course- 
work in it. It is just as easy to adopt a philosophy, although 
it may at first be hard to realize, that most of the problems 
faced professionally are problems for which coursework in 
the formal educational process cannot be directly applied. 
If the student should learn anything at all, it is to learn to 
learn. That is the philosophy that should be imparted to 
students and the most important effect that teaching 
should produce. A properly constituted set of profes- 
sionally and/or scientifically oriented formal courses can be 
minimized to accomplish certain immediate purposes while, 
at the same time, it prepares the student for continuing the 
learning process after his first degree whether formally or as 
a process of professional development. 



Since all WPI students are required to complete a 
common first year of study, departmental control is 
exercised only within the three upper-class years. Of the 
total time available in those three years, the approximate 
equivalent of a full year of study is devoted to Institute 
requirements in the basic sciences and liberal studies. Thus, 
departmental dominion is restricted to the equivalent of 
two full years of academic work. 

In the proposed civil engineering curriculum one year 
equivalent of study is devoted to a series of twelve required 
course study areas. The second equivalent full year of study 
is elective. No course in the three upper class years, 
required or elective, would be specifically listed in a 
particular year or semester. 

Prior to the beginning of the sophomore year, students 
electing civil engineering would be individually assigned to 
an advisory board of faculty. Each student, in consultation 
with his board, would prepare a complete preliminary study 
plan for the upper three years. Such plan would be oriented 
to include all requirements and electives in the best order 
necessary to meet the planned objectives and interests of 
the student. The plan would be subject to change as the 
desired objectives and interests of the student may change 
for whatever reason. 

The twelve required courses are designed to equip the 
student with the necessary fundamental body of knowledge 
underlying professional level studies in any area of the civil 
engineering discipline. Topical content is selective and 
integrated for immediate relevance. For example, statics 
and strength of materials would be integrated in a two- 
course sequence rather than as two separate courses. Such 
integration would also apply to analysis and design and to 
other suitable combinations of study areas. This would 
occur horizontally from semester to semester in sequence 
and vertically within any given semester. To the fullest 
extent possible the program of a student in any semester 
would be an integrated whole rather than a battery of 
separate, disjointed courses. 

The flexibility inherent with twelve elective courses 
opens up all sorts of desirable avenues in the undergraduate 
curriculum. Opportunity exists for some degree of tradi- 
tional specialization even at the B.S. level. This is not 
achieved at the expense of a well-balanced program, since 
the required course content provides that. Specialization 
must also be structured for many reasons, not the least of 
which is the matter of course proliferation and attendant 
adverse effects on the unit cost of education. Opportunity 
also exists for generalization either within or without the 
discipline or in various combinations. This provides for the 
student who has interdisciplinary inclinations, or for one 
who may simply wish to exercise an opportunity to shop 
around until he has established his own goals and objec- 
tives. Perhaps most significant is the opportunity to provide 

parallel four and five year tracks. As early as the third year, 
a student might elect to spend a fifth year in quest of an 
M.S. degree. Such work could then be integrated through 
all remaining years, and, followed to conclusion, would 
result in the earning of an M.S. degree while still retaining 
terminal B.S. possibilities at the end of four. 

Batteries of elective courses in the subsystems of 
transportation, environment, planning, and structures have 
been proposed at such levels as to permit simultaneous 
registration of advanced undergraduate and graduate stu- 
dents. This would tend to alleviate the all important aspect 
of adverse economy associated with small graduate classes. 

The flexibility inherent in the new proposal affords 
vastly increased opportunity for project work. The program 
visualizes a continuation of what has been done before. For 
example, in structural design courses students have pro- 
duced and will continue to produce complete designs of 
structural systems. Since flexibility now crosses all class 
years through the M.S., such projects can be of greater 
variety both in breadth and depth involving teams made up 
of all classes. They can, furthermore, be integrated. For 
example, a waste disposal system design can be integrated 
with an urban plan which would include structural and 
transportation systems, among others. 


The new study plan proposed for civil engineering 
students at WPI embodies substantial departures from 
traditional concepts of engineering education. It is, how- 
ever, only the beginning — a foundation which will permit 
other innovative and imaginative educational ventures as 
continued studies and experiences will, no doubt, indicate. 

Apart from the educational advantages inherent in the 
plan, there is the all important consideration that it has 
been developed in complete conformance with the concepts 
of the system of engineering practice and education that 
has evolved naturally over many decades. This system has 
produced remarkable successes and no failures. There are 
unsolved problems. Failure is not in solution but is, in fact, 
failure of inaction. The simple fact is that those who 
operate and activate the system (not necessarily the 
engineer) sometimes operate out of phase with societal 
development. All that is required to solve most of the 
problems is to operate the system in step with concentra- 
tion of expertise and other resources diverted to new 

The study plan for civil engineering inherently permits 
educational concentration within the natural system in 
conformance with current societal needs and with the 
capability for instant reorientation as such needs change. 
From this point of view, it is a model that depends for 
success only on the ability of students and faculty to 
recognize changing human values and adjust their directions 






Boston. For the fall meeting, the Boston 
Chapter invited the members of the North 
Shore Chapter to hear Dr. George W. Haz- 
zard speak on the latest developments on 
the Hill. Over 50 alumni and wives turned 
out on October 28th at the Pillar House in 
Newton to greet Tech's new President. Dr. 
Hazzard's address was followed by a lively 
discussion of both future plans for WPI and 
the trends in higher education in general. 

Robert D. Behn, '63 

Rochester-Genesee. Nineteen alumni and 
wives attended our first fall meeting at the 
new Flagship-Rochester Hotel on Monday, 
October 20, 1 969. We were pleased to have 
as our guests Dr. George W. Hazzard, Tech's 
new President, accompanied by Mrs. Haz- 
zard and Alumni Secretary Warren B. Zepp, 
'42. After a satisfying dinner of roast beef, 
Chaper President Bob Kostka, '63, intro- 
duced Dr. Hazzard, who gave a most inform- 
ative talk on the present status of Worcester 
Tech and on future goals and direction of 
growth. He mentioned expected problems 
to be overcome in meeting the changing 
requirements of the times while still retain- 
ing its independent status as a small engi- 
neering school. Following the meeting, we 
all enjoyed talking informally with Dr. 
Hazzard and with Mrs. Hazzard. 

Clayton E. Hunt, Jr., '34 
Secretary- Treasurer 

Washington, D.C. The fall meeting of the 
Washington, D.C. Chapter was held at Evans 
Farm Inn, McLean, Virginia, on November 
18, I969. It was our great pleasure to have 
Tech's new President, Dr. George W. Haz- 
zard, Mrs. Hazzard, and Prof. Warren B. 
Zepp, '42, Alumni Secretary-Treasurer, as 
our guests. The meeting was attended by 
approximately 40 alumni and wives. 

Dr. Hazzard was introduced by President 
Dan Brosnihan, '62. Dr. Hazzard spoke on a 
wide variety of interesting subjects, in- 
cluding his impressions of Worcester, Plan- 
ning Day, admissions, and admissions 
counseling, to mention a few. The present 
thinking on the Hill in regards to the 
curriculum and the desired size of the 
student body was also discussed. 

Prof. Zepp briefly discussed the current 
fund drive and admissions counseling. 

Walter Bank, '46B, reported on the prog- 
ress of admissions counseling efforts by the 

Dwight M. Cornell, '60 

Connecticut Valley. On November 20, 
1969, the chapter embarked on its 1969-70 
season with a meeting at the Lord Jeffery 
Inn in Amherst, Mass. 

Chapter President Lou Stratton, '39, 
signified his desire to move some of the 
meetings to the fringe areas of the chapter 
in order to draw participation from alumni 
who would find the Springfield area imprac- 
tical. This initial endeavor appeared to be 
successful, since there were a number of 
new faces among the thirty-four in attend- 

Representing the "Hill" were Steve 
Hebert, '66, Assistant Alumni Secretary, 
and Mel Massucco, WPI's Head Football 

Steve spoke briefly, introducing himself 
to the chapter, describing his new position 
and the changes in the Alumni Office as 
made possible by the advance of the com- 
puter age. 

Mel Massucco, principal speaker of the 
evening, captured his audience with a very 
interesting commentary on athletics and 
physical fitness in general and football in 
particular as it applies to WPI. Mel's com- 
ment on recruiting possibilities left open to 
him, i.e., a football player with the proper 
S. A. T. scores, being in the upper third of 
his class, and having a desire for an engi- 
neering education, indicated to all present 
that Mel continues the dedication of his 
predecessors in the head coaching job at 

Paul J. Brown, '50 

Pittsburgh. The fall Dinner Meeting of the 
1969-70 season was held at the Sherwood 
East, Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., on 
Wednesday, November 19, 1969. In addi- 
tion to our special guests. Dr. and Mrs. 
Hazzard, the newly inaugurated President of 
WPI and his wife, and Warren B. Zepp, '42, 
Alumni Secretary-Treasurer, 18 Pittsburgh 
Chapter members and 1 1 wives attended the 

President Donald M. McNamara, '55, 
called the business portion of the meeting to 
order at 8:30 P.M. with a word of welcome 
to members and guests. Secretary-Treasurer 
Gedney B. Brown, '55, reported a balance 
of S37.14 remaining in the treasury. He 
announced that dues notices for the year 
would be sent out in the next few weeks 
and that anybody could pay their dues 
(S2.00I in advance if they desired to do so. 

He also distributed copies of the newly 
revised 1969 Pittsburgh Chapter Directory 
to those present and requested that he be 
notified of any additions, corrections, or 
deletions so that an addendum could be 
issued sometime after the first of the year. 

Warren Zepp briefly reviewed some of 
the recent and current Alumni Association 
activities, including the Techni-Forum and 
the Alumni Association Master Plan Pro- 

Following a word of welcome by Vice 
President Arthur D. Tripp, Jr., '36, our 
featured guest speaker. Dr. Hazzard, was 
introduced by Dr. William E. Hanson, '32, 
Chairman of the WPI Board of Trustees. 

Dr. Hazzard began his talk with his 
impression of the status at WPI through 
stories of personal experiences on campus 
and with the students. He concluded from 
these stories that there was a "friendly spirit 
and an enterprising attitude" present on 
campus. He then went on to express his 
feelings on where WPI was going in the 
future which he felt reflected those of the 
faculty, board of trustees, and students. He 
indicated that WPI must maintain high 
quality, and at the same time, remain small 
with an estimated eventual enrollment of 
2,000 students. He also stated that WPI 
must provide diversification as well as qual- 
ity. He felt that the Consortium for Higher 
Education in Worcester permitted that 
diversification while allowing the individu- 
ality of the smaller schools to be retained. 
He stated that the future graduate must be a 
technological humanist, as many of the 
problems of society are people limited, not 
engineering limited. He then said that a 
program must be developed at WPI to match 
the present physical plant which implies a 
roll in the process by the alumni. Alumni 
participation, he felt, could be by helping to 
bring new students, understanding and inter- 
preting the program, and passing on ideas 
about real life engineering and technical 
behavior and studies. This latter assistance 
could be in the form of case studies and 
projects that could be performed by the 
students. He also urged alumni financial aid 
which he felt that, with the 5-10% operating 
deficit at WPI, would be a large lever to a 
quality education. He concluded that WPI's 
quality, character, nature, and reputation 
depend greatly on its students and its 

Dr. Hazzard received a standing ovation 
from the members present, which I am sure 
reflects the confidence and support the 
alumni will have for him in carrying out his 
work at Tech. 

The meeting closed at approximately 
930 P.M. 

Gedney B. Brown, '55 
Secretary- Treasurer 



DeWitt Clinton Lambson, '02 

DeWitt Clinton Lambson, '02, died in 
Meriden-Wallingford (Conn.) Hospital on 
December 5, 1969 after being ill for several 
months. He was 94. 

Mr. Lambson was born on February 18, 
1875 in Southwick, Mass. and attended 
Westfield (Mass.) High School prior to en- 
rolling at WPI in 1898. He received his 
bachelor of science degree in mechanical 
engineering in 1902. 

After graduation, Mr. Lambson was 
employed by the American Thread Co. of 
Holyoke, Mass., as an engineer. For the past 
44 years, he had made his home in Meriden, 
Conn., where he was the owner and oper- 
ator of Lambson Specialty Co. 

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ernest 
Moesel of S. Meriden; a sister, Mrs. John Ely 
of Granby, Conn.; and four grandchildren. 

Fritz A. Hedberg, '07 

Fritz A. Hedberg, '07, died on August 
18, 1969, in Utica, N.Y., at the age of 83. 

A native of Worcester, he entered Tech 
in 1903, was a member of Theta Chi 
Fraternity, and received his degree in elec- 
trical engineering in 1907. 

Mr. Hedberg joined the Westinghouse 
Electrical Co. soon after graduation and 
held the position of manager of the Utica 
maintenance and repair department for 
many years. He retired in 1951. He was also 
a former member of the Oneida County 
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, the 
Municipal Housing Authority, and a past 
president of the Yahnundasis Golf Club. He 
was also a member of the Rotary and the 

Mr. Hedberg is survived by his daughter, 
Mrs. John Quinn of S. Hadley, Mass.; a 
brother, Irving, of Holden, Mass.; and a 

sister, Mrs. Earl Harper of Worcester, Mass. 
His wife, Alma, died in 1965. 

Luther Willis Hawley, '08 

Luther Willis Hawley, '08, died on Au- 
gust 4, 1969, in New York City after a brief 

He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1885 
and graduated from Brattleboro High 
School in 1904. He graduated from WPI in 
1908 with a degree in electrical engineering, 
and he went on to receive an LL.B. degree 
from George Washington University in 

Following graduation from Tech, he 
taught in Braintree, Mass., before going to 
Washington, D.C., to work in the U.S. 
Patent Office and to study patent law. He 
later worked as a patent attorney for the 
Packard Motor Car Co. and the Inter- 
national Harvester Co. before joining the 
firm of Marshall and Hawley in New York 
City where he continued to practice until 
his death. 

He married Lola Waugh on August 22, 
1912, and they made their home in New 
Rochelle, N.Y., for 40 years. She died in 
September, 1957. He married his second 
wife, Henrietta, in 1960, and moved to 
Brooklyn where he lived at the time of his 


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He is survived by his widow; a sister. Miss 
Jessie L. Hawley of Brattleboro; a son; two 
daughters; and seven grandchildren. 

Burdette Joseph Halligan, '11 

Burdette Joseph Halligan, '11, died of a 
heart attack while shopping in Greenfield, 
Mass., on October 31, 1969. 

He was born April 15, 1888 in Shelburne 
Falls, Mass. and graduated from Arms Acad- 
emy in Shelburne Falls in 1907. He entered 
WPI in the Fall of 1907 and graduated in 
1911 with a B.S. degree in electrical engi- 

Mr. Halligan was employed for many 
years by the New York Telephone Co., from 
which he retired in 1946. From 1946 until 
his death, he was a representative for State 
Mutual Life Assurance Co. in Shelburne 
Falls. He was a member of the Shelburne 
Kiwanis Club, the Masons, and Catamount 
Sportsmen's Club. 

He leaves two sons, Richard D. of Norris- 
town, Pa., and Robert R. of West' Sand 
Lake, N.Y.; a sister; and five grandchildren. 

Harry Warren Button, '12 

Harry Warren Button, '12, died on Octo- 
ber 8, 1 969 in E. St. Louis, III. at the age of 

He was born in Hartford, Conn, on June 
18, 1884 and attended Suffield Academy 
before entering WPI where he earned his 
B.S. degree in electrical engineering. While 
in college he was elected to membership in 
Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. 

Mr. Button was vice president of Laclede 
Gaslight Co. in charge of generation and 
operations until that company was absorbed 
by Union Electric Co. of Missouri. He 
retired as plant superintendent from Union 
Electric in 1950. 

He was a member of the American 
Institute of Electrical Engineers, and he was 
a Mason. 

He is survived by his widow, Luella; a 
son, H. Warren; a daughter, Barbara; and 
seven grandchildren. 

Henry Philip Ackermann, '13 

Henry Philip Ackermann, '13, passed 
away on September 8, 1969 in Metropolitan 
Hospital, Detroit. Mich. 

Mr. Ackermann was born in Adams, 
Mass. on August 1 3, 1 888 and attended high 
school in Adams before enrolling at WPI. He 
married Sadie L. Curtiss on May 26, 1921 in 
Detroit, and he was employed by Chevrolet 
Gear and Axle in Detroit until his retire- 

He is survived by his widow; a daughter, 
Mrs. Dona Horton of Livonia, Mich.; a son, 
Ralph C. of Dearborn, Mich.; a sister, Anna 
K. Ackermann; and seven grandchildren. 

Arthur W. Turner, '13 

Arthur W. Turner, '13, died en route to a 
hospital after suffering a heart attack on 
October 9, 1969 in Warner, N.H. 

Mr. Turner was born in Worcester, Mass. 
on January 5, 1890, and he attended high 
school in Templeton, Mass. He entered WPI 
in 1909 and majored in chemical engi- 
neering. He had lived in Warner for the last 
15 years and had devoted much of his time 
to renovating toys for the children's Christ- 
mas boxes given to local children. He was a 
member and past officer of the American 
Legion and Mount Hope Masonic Lodge, 
Gardner, Mass. 

Survivors include his widow, the former 
Margaret Ruggles; three sons, John S. R., 
Morrison F., and Alden W.; two daughters, 
Marjorie T. Etler of Amherst, Mass. and 
Martha T. Gelinas of Framingham, Mass.; 15 
grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. 

E. Russell Karb. '14 

E. Russell Karb, '14, passed away on 
October 31, 1969 in a nursing home in 
Framingham, Mass. 

He was born on June 27, 1892 in IMatick, 
Mass. Before entering WPI in 1909, he 
attended Natick High School. While at WPI 
he majored in mechanical engineering and 
was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He 
graduated in 1914. 

Mr. Karb spent his entire business career 
of 39 years as an employee of the Dennison 
Manufacturing Co. where he was production 
manager of the box division for 30 years. He 
retired in 1953. 

He was active in many musical organi- 
zations, the Plymouth Congregational 
Church in Framingham, and in town affairs. 

He is survived by his widow, Gladys 
(Doty) Karb; two sons, Richard D. of 
Framingham and Alan of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a 
sister, Mrs. Alfred B. Rich of Framingham; 
and seven grandchildren. 

Philip Freeman Murray, '15 

Philip Freeman Murray, '15, a resident of 
Merion Station, Pa. and a summer resident 
on Nantucket Island, Mass., died on August 
29, 1969, after a long illness. 

He was a retired insurance broker and 
was associated with the Penn Mutual Life 
Insurance Co. of Philadelphia. 

Mr. Murray attended high school in 
Cleveland, Ohio, and entered Tech in 1911. 
He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta 
Fraternity. He served as a lieutenant in the 
U.S. Army in World War I and held the rank 
of lieutenant colonel in the Army in World 
War II. 

He was a member of the Society of 
Mayflower Descendants, the Union League 
of Philadelphia, Merion Cricket Club, and 
the American Sons of the Revolution. He 

was a past president of the Merion Civic 
Association and a member of the Nantucket 
Yacht Club and the Cliffside Beach Club. 

He leaves his widow, the former Edith 
Hornickel; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret 
Schoff of Darien, Conn., and Mrs. Jean 
Lewis of Berwyn, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Grover 
Burrows of Newtown, Conn.; and six grand- 

Robert Whitney Bartlett, '16 

Robert Whitney Bartlett, '16, suffered a 
fatal heart attack at his home in Memphis, 
Tenn. on November 20, 1969. 

Born on July 17, 1892 in Westfield, 
Mass., Mr. Bartlett attended Westfield 
(Mass.) High School before enrolling at WPI 
in the fall of 1912. He withdrew from 
school in 1914 and earned his B.S. degree 
from the University of Maine two years 

He was employed for a number of years 
by Barrow-Agee Laboratories in Memphis, 
Tenn. as a senior chemist. He retired in 
October, 1961. 

Among his survivors is his son, William 
R. Bartlett of Memphis, Tenn. 

Eric Harry Fors, '16 

Eric Harry Fors, '16, retired vice pres- 
ident in charge of foreign affairs and direc- 
tor of the Morgan Construction Co., died on 
September 16, 1969, in Worcester. 

He was born in Worcester and attended 
preparatory school in Real Skola, Sweden. 
He graduated from Tech, where he was a 
member of Theta Chi Fraternity, in 1916 
with a mechanical engineering degree. He 
was a member of the British Iron and Steel 
Institute and spent most of his life in 

He married the former Nellie Jackson in 

Mr. Fors is survived by his widow; two 
sisters, Mrs. Marie Gullberg of Clinton, 
Mass., and Mrs. Lillie Peterson of Worcester; 
and several nieces and nephews. 

William Wheeler Hall, Jr., '18 

William Wheeler Hall, Jr., '18, died on 
August 24, 1969 in Maiden (Mass.) Hospital 
after a lengthy illness. 

Mr. Hall was born in Maiden and at- 
tended St. John's Military Academy, Man- 
lius, N.Y., before coming to Worcester Tech 
in 1914. In 1920 he established the firm of 
W. W. Hall & Sons in Maiden, selling 
building materials and fuels. 

His depth of knowledge in finance 
caused him to be constantly sought for 
counsel and advice. He was director since 
1926 and president since 1964 of the 
Fellsway Co-operative Bank, a director of 



the Maiden Morris Plan Bank, and a corpo- 
rator of the Maiden Savings Bank and 
Maiden Hospital. He was also a member of 
the Maiden Kiwanis Club, Phi Gamma Delta 
Fraternity, and a 32nd degree Mason. 

Mr. Hall traveled extensively throughout 
the United States, Europe, and South Amer- 
ica and spent much time showing pictures of 
his travels. 

He was the husband of Mrs. Pauline 
(Sheldon) Hall, whom he married in Maiden 
on June 16, 1928. 

George Robert Roden, Jr., '20 

George Robert Roden, Jr., '20, died on 
November 3, I969 in Pasadena, Calif. 

Born in Ogontz, Pa. on February 18, 
1898, he attended Cheltenham (Pa.) High 
School before enrolling at Tech in 1916. He 
was a member of Alpha Tau Omega frater- 

Mr. Roden was sales manager of the 
Window and Door Div., Truscon Steel Div., 
of Republic Steel Corp., and he was located 
in Youngstown, Ohio prior to his retirement 
in 1963. Upon retirement, he moved to 
Altadena, Calif. 

He married the former Lurline E. 
Brayley in 1930. They had a daughter, 
Carolyn, and a son, G. Robert, III, who died 
in 1955. 

Harold Willard Bodwell, '27 

Harold Willard Bodwell, '27, died in a 
Boston (Mass.) hospital on September 28, 
1969, after a brief illness. He was 64. 

Mr. Bodwell was born on March 3, 1905 
in Methuen, Mass., and he attended Me- 
thuen High School. He entered WPI in 1923, 
and he was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa 
fraternity. While he was enrolled at WPI, he 
received letters in football and track and 
was elected secretary of the Athletic Associ- 

He was a dairy farmer in Kensington, 
N.H. for 40 years, operating the Bodwell 
Dairy Farm. He was a member of numerous 
agricultural organizations. 

Mr. Bodwell is survived by his wife, 
Dorothy (Turner) Bodwell; six children; 22 
grandchildren; and one great-grandson. 

Edward John Purcell, Jr., '27 

Edward John Purcell, Jr., '27, died at his 
home in Worcester on November 15, I969. 

Born in Woonsocket, R.I. on December 
31, I905, he entered WPI in the fall of 1923 
after attending North High School in 
Worcester. He graduated in 1927 with a 
degree in electrical engineering. 

Mr. Purcell was employed by Morgan 
Construction Co., American Telephone & 
Telegraph Co., and Riley Stoker Corp., all in 

Worcester, before joining the staff of Boys 
Trade High School in Worcester in 1938 as a 
drafting instructor. He was named assistant 
director of the school in 1946 and director 
in 1965. He retired from the school in 
October, 1968. 

He was active in the American Legion 
and was a veteran of World War II. He was a 
former commanding officer of the Naval 
Reserve Officers School in Worcester and 
had served the city of Worcester as chief of 
civil defense operations from 1951 to 1966. 

He is survived by his widow, Mary 
(Foley) Purcell; a daughter, Grace L. Dietz 
of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a brother, Warren R. 
of Natick, Mass.; and two grandsons. 

Donald Bascom Pike, '28 

Donald Bascom Pike, '28, died at his 
home in Hingham, Mass. on October 20, 
1969, at the age of 63. He had been in ill 
health for several weeks. 

He was born in Everett, Mass. on Octo- 
ber 16, 1906, and attended Holden (Mass.) 
High School. He graduated from WPI in 
1928 with a B.S. degree in electrical engi- 

Mr. Pike was employed for 15 years by 
the Niagara Mohawk Power Co. in Albany, 
N.Y. before he joined Stone & Webster 
Engineering Corp. of Boston as an electrical 
draftsman. He had worked for them for over 
25 years at the time of his death. 

He was very active in the Hingham 
Congregational Church and the Hingham 
Historical Society. He was also a member of 
the American Institute of Electrical Engi- 
neers and the National Association of Corro- 
sion Engineers. 

Surviving him are his widow, Lillian 
(Modig) Pike; a son, Robert M., USN; a 
daughter, Ellen M. Pike of Hingham; and a 
brother, Stuart, of E. Greenwich, R.I. 

Carl Gustav Larson, '30 

Carl Gustav Larson, '30, died August 9, 
I969 at his home in Worcester at the age of 

Mr. Larson had been a plant superin- 
tendent for the Reed Prentice Corp. of 
Worcester and later a development engineer 
for them after spending nine years as plant 
superintendent for Botwinik Brothers Corp. 
of Worcester. He had also been employed by 
Norton Co. of Worcester, R. J. Rodday Co. 
of Boston, and Harrington & Richardson 
Arms Co. of Worcester. 

Mr. Larson was born in Hoganas, Swe- 
den, and attended school there. He entered 
WPI in 1926 and graduated with a degree 
in electrical engineering. While at Tech, Mr. 
Larson was an outstanding swimmer, and in 
1930 as a senior, he set a New England 
medley record. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Albina 
(Hernstron) Larson in Sweden; his widow, 
the former Alice Wiberg; a son, Carl L.; two 
daughters, Miss Linda K. of Worcester and 
Mrs. Steven H. Nelson of Colorado Springs, 
Colo.; a sister in Sweden; and three grand- 

Charles Thomas McGinnis, '32 

Charles Thomas McGinnis, '32, died at 
the Memorial Hospital in Worcester on 
October 18, 1969, at the age of 59. 

He was born in Worcester on December 
4, I909 and entered WPI in 1928. He was a 
member of Theta Chi fraternity. 

Mr. McGinnis had been employed as a 
machine designer for the Morgan Construc- 
tion Co. of Worcester for over 20 years. He 
had previously been employed by the Riley 
Stoker Corp. of Worcester and the Civilian 
Conservation Corps in Hartford, Conn. He 
was a member of the Massachusetts Society 
of Professional Engineers. 

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mildred R. 
(Farrell) McGinnis; three sons; two daugh- 
ters; three brothers; three sisters; and 13 

Robert Fiske Bye, '33 

Robert Fiske Bye, '33, was found dead 
by firefighters in Worcester on September 
14, 1969, after fire swept his apartment. He 
was 60. 

Mr. Bye attended high schools in Maine 
and Worcester and graduated from Tech in 
1933 with a B.S. degree in mechanical 
engineering. He was a member of Phi Sigma 
Kappa Fraternity. He had been assistant 
general manager of Cherron Precision Gage 
and Tool Corp. in Lynn, Mass. and in 1962 
he became self-employed as an artist and 

Mr. Bye is survived by his wife, Loretta; 
a son, John F. of Kennebunk, Me.; a 
daughter, Mrs. Janice Diane of Westboro, 
Mass.; a sister; and two grandchildren. 

Dixon Chapman Burdick, '36 

Dixon Chapman Burdick, '36, of Hughes- 
ville, Md., died on July 22, 1969 at Prov- 
idence Hospital, Washington, D.C. 

Born September 17, 1914, in Norwich, 
Conn., he attended Manchester High School 
prior to entering Tech. While at Tech he 
majored in chemistry. He was a member of 
the basketball team and Skeptical Chymists. 

He was a research scientist at the Navy 
Research Bureau at Anacostia, Md. He was a 
veteran of World War II, and a captain in the 
Naval Reserve. 

Surviving are two daughters and three 
sons; his wife, the former Mary E. King; a 
sister, Mrs. Phyllis B. Howeson of Man- 
chester, Conn.; and a niece. 



Kenneth Walker Fowler, '40 

Kenneth Walker Fowler, '40, died on 
November 4, 1969 in Worcester, Mass., at 
the age of 51. 

He was born in Winthrop, Mass. on 
September 2, I9I8 and attended Winthrop 
Senior High School. He graduated from WPI 
in 1941 with a degree in mechanical engi- 
neering. He later received an MBA degree 
from Boston University in 1957. While at 
Tech he was active in the Masque and the 
student chapter of A.S.M.E. as well as being 
a member of Theta Chi fraternity. 

Mr. Fowler was a veteran of World War II 
and joined the staff of Tech in I946 as an 
instructor in mechanical engineering. He left 
WPI in 1956 to join Worcester County 
National Bank and at the time of his death 
he was assistant vice-president. 

He was a member of the American 
Institute of Plant Engineers and the Na- 
tional Society of Professional Engineers and 
was a registered professional engineer in 
Massachusetts. He was also a member of the 
Worcester Engineering Society. He was 
active in the Boy Scouts and was a Mason. 

He is survived by two sons, Brian K. and 
Miles W.; a daughter, Carol I.; a sister; and 
two brothers, one of whom is Robert 
Fowler, Jr., '36. 

Victor Roger Romasco, SIM '65 

Victor Roger Romasco, SIM '65, died at 
his home in Whitinsville, Mass. on Septem- 
ber 23, 1969 after suffering a heart attack. 
He was 52. 

He was born in Uxbridge, Mass. on 
November 26, 1916 and attended Uxbridge 

High School and Northeastern University. 

Mr. Romasco joined Whitin Machine 
Works, Whitinsville, in 1937 and at the time 
of his death had risen to be production 
control manager. 

He was an Air Force Veteran of World 
War II and among his medals was a Purple 
Heart with an oak leaf cluster. He was a 
member of the Milford (Mass.) Post, Dis- 
abled American Veterans, and the Whitins- 
ville Golf Club. 

Besides his mother, Mrs. Nicola 
(Sabatino) Romasco, he is survived by his 
widow, Muriel A. (Wood) Romasco; two 
sons, Stephen and Mark; a daughter, Mrs. 
Cheryl A. DeFalco of Northboro, Mass.; and 
two brothers, John and Mario, both of N. 



It has been reported that Fannie G. 
Andrews, wife of Bernard R. Andrews, died 
on August 30, 1969. As classmates, we 
extend our sincere sympathy to Bernard and 
his family. 

Donald D. Simonds, Secretary 


George E. Chick is treasurer of John F. 
Chick & Son, Inc. in Silver Lake, N.H. 

Moses H. Teaze writes: "Nothing much 
to add at the 'ripe old age' of 80Vi except to 
think back about pleasant memories of 
which my years at Worcester Tech are most 
important. Mrs. Teaze and I have enjoyed 
our nearly 50 years of life together and now 
in our old New England farmhouse in 
Weston (Conn.). We also enjoy seeing our 
three children lead successful lives and now 
our grandchildren and great-grandchildren 
add 'spice' to life!". . . Alfred W. Francis has 
retired from Mobil Chemical Co. and is 
living in Metuchen, N.J. 

John Q. Holmes writes that "Mrs. 
Holmes and I have now been in 58 countries 
of the world. We are running out of places 
to go." Last summer they took a 47-day 
cruise to all the Scandinavian countries. 
U.S.S.R., Germany, Holland, Belgium, and 
Ireland. . . Raymond D. Bishop reports that 
he is enjoying retirement in Brattleboro, Vt. 


Russell M. Field has retired as supervisor 
of shipbuilding and head of interior com- 
munication and fire control for the U.S. 
Navy in Quincy, Mass. He makes his home 
in S. Weymouth. He writes: "Howard F. and 
Claire Carlson were hosts to the following 
original members of the class of 1922 and 
their wives at their mountain top retired 
home in Sanbornton, N.H. on Oct. 11, 
1969: Roy G. and Mariam Bennett, Welling- 
ton H. and Neva Bingham, John and Marion 
Cassie, Russell M. and Luella Field, Carl M. 
and Opal Holden, James L. and Rachel 
Marston, George F. and Winnie Parsons, and 
John G. Snow." 


Robert B. Scott is retired and makes his 
winter home in Mesa, Ariz. In the summer 
he resides in Minneapolis, Minn. 


Kenneth R. Archibald has accepted a 
position as Executive Director of the Spring- 
field (Vt.) area Chamber of Commerce. He 
was formerly Executive Director of the 
Ludlow (Vt.) Chamber of Commerce. . . 
John S. Miller has retired from the Torring- 
ton Co., Torrington, Conn. He was assistant 
manufacturing manager of the bearings divi- 
sion. . . A. Harold Wendin is now living in 
Mesa, Ariz. He writes: "We have been 
wandering around the country and Mexico 
for the past three and one-half years. It has 
been a wonderful retired life and we are 

looking forward to many more exciting and 
interesting trips." 


Boris Dephoure reports that he is retired 
from Sears, Roebuck & Co. and that on 
August 22, 1969 he married Helen Miller 
after being a widower for 13 years. He lives 
in Hollywood, Fla. 


George E. Perreault recently retired from 
Bell Telephone Laboratories after a career 
of 39 years. He was supervisor of the 
Switching Apparatus Development Group in 
Holmdel, N.J. 


Jay Harpell reported in the fall that he is 
working for Pope, Evans & Robbins Inter- 
national, Ltd. in Saigon as chief electrical 
engineer. . . Charles A. Kennedy has retired 
from Worthington Corp. and is living in 
Short Hills, N.J. 


A. Elmer Pihl is employed as an electrical 
engineer by the Leland Gifford Co. of 
Worcester, and he makes his home in S.Yar- 
mouth, Mass. . . Joseph S. Virostek, a senior 
partner in the law firm of Virostek & 
Virostek, E. Douglas, Mass., has been nomi- 
nated by Mass. Governor Sargent as special 
justice of the Second Southern District 
Court of Worcester County. . . E mil C. 
Ostlund is presently self-employed as a 
consulting engineer in Dover, Mass. 

William E. Mesh is a senior engineer for 
IBM Corp. in Rochester, Minn. 





Contributors to the 

1968-69 Annual Alumni Fund are: 

Sumner A 

. Norton, '33 

Robert W 

Baker, '36 

Gordon E 

Hitchcock, '49 

Joseph S. 

Vitalis, '51 


Betts, '64 


Charles F 

Monnier, '27 


Lester H. 

Longton, Jr., '49 


Frank O. Holmes, Jr. is the Manager of 
Research and Development for the Thomp- 
son Aircraft Tire Corp. in S. San Francisco, 
Calif. . . Charles S. Smith reports that he has 
left Shenango Furnace in Cleveland, Ohio 
and has opened his own business in Pom- 
pano Beach, Fla. as a marine consultant. He 
says he is looking forward to life in the 
sunshine state. . . William R. Steur has been 
named Director of Engineering for Sargent 
& Lundy of Chicago. He has been with the 
company continuously since his graduation 
from WPI. 


Harold F. Pomeroy is employed by 
Northeast Utilities Service Co. in Hartford, 
Conn., as Superintendent, Transmission and 
Distribution. He lives in Glastonbury. 


Robert 0. Alexander is now employed 
by the Kendall Co., Walpole, Mass. . .Albert 
J. Kullas is planetary systems vice-president 
of Martin Marietta Corp. in Denver, Colo. 
At present, he is largely responsible for the 
design of a craft to land on Mars and he was 
previously director of the technical staff 
which developed the Titan II rocket. . . A. 
George Mallis has been sworn in as the Civil 
Engineer on the Massachusetts Board of 
Professional Engineers. . . Robert B. Abbe 
was recently appointed assistant professor at 
Thames Valley State College in Norwich, 
Conn. His son, Pat, is a member of the class 
of 1970 at WPI. . . Dr. Arnet L. Powell is 
now Deputy Director and Chief Scientist for 
the Office of Naval Research in Boston, 
Mass. He makes his home in Wayland, Mass. 


John M. Driscoll, vice president, sales. 
Western Hemisphere, of the M. W. Kellogg 
Co., has been elected a vice president and 
director of Canadian Kellogg Co., Ltd., in 
Toronto, an affiliate company of M. W. 
Kellogg. . . Oiva John Kama is currently in 

Madrid, Spain, working for the Foster 
Wheeler Corp. . . Bradford W. Ordway says, 
"After 30 years with Heald Machine, have 
retired to devote full time to investments in 
real estate. Currently on drawing board — 
100 family lakeside community within 20 
minutes of downtown Worcester." 


Benedict K. Kaveckas is presently chief 
mechanical design engineer for Information 
Transfer Corp. in Wellesley Hills-v Mass. He is 
involved in the design of desk top com- 
puters for the instruction of students. 


K. Blair Benson is employed as a staff 
consultant, Advanced Technology, to the 
general manager of engineering and develop- 
ment for the CBS television network. He 
resides with his wife and four children in S. 
Norwalk, Conn. . . Harvey W. Eddy is now a 
Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force and 
has assumed command of the Office of 
Aerospace Research (OAR) in Arlington, 
Virginia. . . Rotron, Inc. of Woodstock, 
N.Y. has promoted Berkeley Williams, Jr. to 
the position of manager, Design Documen- 
tation and Support. . . George A. Cowan is 
serving the American Chemical Society as 
chairman of the Division of Nuclear Chemis- 
try and Technology in 1970. He also reports 
that: "(I am) moonlighting as chairman of 
the board, Los Alamos (Calif.) National 


John M. Bartlett, Jr. has left the Morgan 
Construction Co. in Worcester and is now 
employed as Products Sales Manager at 
Hobbs Manufacturing Co. in Worcester. . . 
Paul Yankauskas is with Los Angeles Period 
Furniture Co. in Los Angeles. . . Also in 
California is David M. Coleman. He is 
employed by the Diamond Shamrock Co. in 
Redwood City as Production/Sales Coordi- 
nator. . . Allan G. Anderson is President of 
Underseas Engineering, Inc. in Riviera 
Beach, Fla., and he makes his home in Palm 
Beach Gardens. . . Wilbur H. Day is an engi- 
neering branch manager for the Singer Co., 
Link Div., in Silver Spring, Md. 

Jackson L. Durkee is chief bridge engi- 
neer for Bethlehem Steel Corp., Fabricated 
Steel Construction, in Bethlehem, Pa. . . 
George F. Fairhurst has been elected the 
fourth President of the Society of Logistics 
Engineers. George is employed as Manager 
of Engineering Support and Logistics with 
RCA Electromagnetic and Systems Div., 
Van Nuys, Calif. . . George W. Golding, Jr. is 
principal structural engineer for Jackson & 
Moreland Div., United Engineers and Con- 

structors, Inc. in Philadelphia. He is located 
in Santurce, Puerto Rico. 


Irving James Donahue, Jr. is President 
and Treasurer of Donahue Industries, Inc., 
Carroll Pressed Metal Div., Component Plas- 
tics Div., which has recently completed a 
move to a new plant in Shrewsbury, Mass. 
Jim continues to be very active in many 
public and private organizations, including 
being Chairman of WPI's Alumni Fund 
Board. . . Sidney Stayman is President of 
Stamina Mills, Inc. in New York City and he 
resides in Mamaroneck, N.Y. . . Thomas A. 
Bombicino is vice-president — manufac- 
turing and research at New England Mica 
Co. in Waltham, Mass. 


Anson C. Fyler has been named a direc- 
tor of Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. in 
Hartford, Conn. . . Harold D. Fleit reports 
that he is now living in Bayside, Wis. . . 
Jamesbury Corp. in Worcester reports that 
Olavi H. Halttunen is their vice-president — 
marketing. . . Albert P. Talboys is located in 
Washington, D.C., working for Air Pollution 


George E. Comstock, III has formed a 
computer equipment company in Hayward, 
Calif., Diablo Information Systems Corp., of 
which he is president. Four days after the 
company was formed, ITEL Corp. pur- 
chased part of the company for $2 mil- 
lion. . . Dr. John L. Brown is now at the 
University of Rochester (N.Y.) as a Pro- 
fessor of Psychology and Visual Science. He 
had previously been at Kansas State Univer- 
sity as vice president for academic 
affairs. . . Dr. Roland W. Ure, Jr. is also in 
the field of education. He is Professor of 
Materials Science and Electrical Engineering 
at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. . . 
We have learned that Bernard L. Beisecker 
has been appointed assistant general man- 
ager of Reed & Prince Mfg. Co. in Worcester. 

John W. Carpenter, Jr. is district sales 
manager for National Homes Corp. in Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 


Allen Breed has informed us that he has 
recently returned to the States from Japan 
and that he is now living in Saratoga, Calif. 
He is employed by the Nuclear Energy Div. 
of General Electric in San Jose, Calif. . . The 
Kuhlman Transformer Co. of Lexington, 
Ky. has hired Richard F. Propst as their 
manager of distribution, transformer pro- 



ducts. Prior to this move, he had been 
employed by G.E. for 23 years. . . Manuel 
Renasco has formed a consulting engi- 
neering firm in Rumford, R.I., Guillemette- 
Renasco Associates. 


H. Edwin Johnson is now living in 
Scottsdale, Ariz, and is employed by Gen- 
eral Electric Co. in Phoenix as a marketing 
specialist. . . Kenneth H. Truesdell has been 
promoted to Manager, Systems Support, at 
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, E. Hartford, 
Conn. Ken, his wife, and three children live 
in S. Glastonbury, Conn. 


Robert A. Green has been elevated to the 
executive staff at Avco Bay State Abrasives 
Div. in Westboro, Mass. Bob is now director 
of safes. 


Dean P. Amidon is presently chief dis- 
trict engineer for the Massachusetts DPW in 
the Pittsfield Area. . . New London, Conn, is 
the location of John R. Hunter. He is 
manager of electrical engineering at General 
Dynamics-Electric Boat Div. . . Daniel L. 
McQuillan reports he is now living in Mat- 
tapoisett, Mass. Dan is senior vice president 
for the Aerovox Corp. in New Bedford, 
Mass. and he is in charge of three plants. . . 
Dynamics Research Corp. has informed the 
Association that they have promoted Abra- 
ham W. Siff to the position of marketing 
manager of its Components Div. He lives in 
Watertown, Mass. . . Edward H. Dion is an 
electrical engineer for the U.S. Air Force at 
Westover AFB, Mass. Ed received his MBA 
last year from Western New England Col- 
lege. . . Roger N. Wentzel is a mechanical 
engineer at the U.S. Army's Mobility Equip- 
ment Research and Development Center at 
Fort Belvoir, Va. . . Charles C. Allen writes: 
"I have just returned to General Electric's 
Research and Development Center in 
Schenectady, N.Y. after a very stimulating 
year on leave as Visiting Associate Professor 
of Electrical Engineering at Union College in 
Schenectady. It was a rewarding experience 
both working with the students and re- 
newing and updating my grasp of funda- 

Paul J. Brown is a manufacturing engi- 
neer for Wico, the Prestolite Div. of Eltra 
Corp. in W. Springfield, Mass. . . Richard 
Connell writes: "For a fellow who stayed in 
one place for 14 years, I have really jumped 
around in the last year." He is currently 
Chief Electrical Engineer for Automated 
Handling Systems Inc. in Washington, D.C., 
and he says his family enjoys the area. They 

are living in Bethesda, Md. . . Tejinder 
Singh reports he has now become the 
manager of the Bombay (India) terminal for 
Burmah-Shell Refineries Ltd. He says, "If 
anyone from Tech ever happens to be in 
India. . . my wife and I would both be very 
glad to see them and assist them in any way 
we can.". . . Royal Typewriter Co., Div. of 
Litton Industries, has Robert F. Stewart as 
their President. Bob lives in W. Hartford, 
Conn., with his wife, Joan, and their two 
children. . . Richard H. McMahan, Jr. is a 
senior systems analyst for General Electric 
Co. and is living in Honolulu, Hawaii. 


Walter R. Anderson lives in Sudbury, 
Mass. and is President of IRA Systems, Inc. 
in Waltham. . . Bailey Meter Co. employs 
William J. Cunneen as its manager of com- 
puter sales in Wickliffe, Ohio. . . E. I. Du- 
Pont deNemours & Co. has informed us that 
Paul E. Thomas, MS, is now in Geneva, 
Switzerland. . . Roger E. Wye writes: "After 
eighteen years with Philco (Philco-Ford), I 
am joining up with Magnavox as Director of 
Engineering of Fort Wayne Operations in 
Indiana.". . . Capt. Edward A. Kacmarcik is 
an Administration Management Officer for 
the U.S. Air Force. He is stationed at 
Stewart AFB, N.Y. . . Celanese Fibers Mar- 
keting Co. in Charlotte, N.C., now employs 
Robert M. Luce. . . Antonio J. Renasco is 
Consul General for the Nicaraguan Govern- 
ment in Houston, Texas. . . Scott Paper Co. 
employs Phillip G. Blair as a finishing 
engineer at their Detroit (Mich.) plant. . . 
Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in E. Hartford, 
Conn, has named Herbert J. Hayes, Jr. chief, 
product support engineering — commercial 
airline engines. . . Thomas A. McComiskey is 
a project engineer for Bethlehem Steel Corp. 
in Leetsdale, Pa. 


Ray N. Fenno is a civil engineer with 
Charles T. Main, Inc. in Boston. He lives in 
Norwell, Mass. . . Walter H. Rothman re- 
ports that Sanders Associates has transferred 
him to S. Portland, Me., and that he is living 
in Portland. . . George F. Whittle is now 
residing in Weymouth, Mass. and is self- 
employed as a manufacturers' representa- 
tive. . . Edgar L. VanCott, Jr. has recently 
accepted a position at Devonshire Computer 
Corp. in Dedham, Mass. He is vice-president 
— engineering and manufacturing. 

The new chief of the Development Div. 
of the Air Force is Major Emit G. Larson. 
He is currently stationed in Wiesbaden, 
Germany. . . Also in the armed forces is 
Robert G. Lunger. He is in the Design and 
Development Branch of the Explosive Ord- 

nance Disposal Center at the U.S. Army 
Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, N.J. . . Heald 
Machine Co. in Worcester has announced 
that Orren B. McKnight, Jr. has been ap- 
pointed domestic sales manager. . . Henry A. 
Vasil writes: "I am still working for Boston 
Edison Co., now as a supervising engineer in 
the Electrical Operations Dept. He, his wife 
Louise, and son Michael live in W. Roxbury, 
Mass. . . G. Brady Buckley is now living in 
Erie, Pa. and is working for General Electric 
Co. in Erie as Manager — Marketing Trans- 
portation Parts. . . George E. Saltus is with 
Bell Telephone Labs in Denver, Col. as a 
department head. . . Donald R. Campbell is 
a program manager for the U.S. Navy 
Underwater Sound Lab. at Fort Trumbull, 
New London, Conn. . . Western Electric Co., 
Inc. has transferred John H. Gearin, Jr. to 
Indianapolis, Ind., where he is manager, 

manufacturing and industrial engineering. 


IRA Systems, Inc. of Waltham, Mass. has 
a new computer systems manager in the 
person of Clayton S. Brown. He makes his 
home in Westwood. . . Dr. Richard E. Gil- 
bert is in the Chemical Engineering Dept. at 
the University of Nebraska in Lin- 
coln. . . Harry L. Mirick has been appointed 
the director of manufacturing for the Pre- 
cision Metals Div. of the Hamilton Watch 
Co. Harry and his family now live in 
Lancaster, Pa. . . Robert C. Pickford is a 
systems analyst project leader for the Amer- 
ican Optical Co. in Southbridge, Mass., and 
he makes his home in Sturbridge. . . The 
assistant to the head of the Weapons Devel- 
opment Dept. of the U.S. Naval Underwater 
Weapons Research & Engineering Station in 
Newport, R.I. is Edwin Shivell. He has been 
with the station since 1955. . . George D. 
Ramig is Product Manager/Electronic 
Ceramics for Magnetics, Inc. in E. Butler, 


Francis J. Horan, Jr. has won the Nor- 
thampton (Mass.) Jaycee's Distinguished 
Service Award as the outstanding young 
man in Northampton for 1968 and 1969. 
He is a district sales manager for the 
Massachusetts Electric Co. . . Peter S. Mor- 
gan, SIM, is now Vice-President - Adminis- 
tration and Purchases for Morgan Construc- 
tion Co. in Worcester. He has also been 
elected a trustee of Worcester Junior 

John H. Rogers, Jr. is a special represent- 
ative for E. I. duPont deNemours and Co., 
Inc. in Wilmington, Del. . . William A. John- 
son is employed by Arthur D. Little, Inc. in 
Cambridge, Mass. as a consulting chemical 
engineer. . . Ronald A. Venezta is a Com- 



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mander in the U.S. Public Health Service. 
Ron is presently assigned to Washington 
Univ. in St. Louis to work on his doctorate 
in Environmental Engineering. . . Edwin B. 
Coghlin, Jr. has been elected a trustee of 
Worcester Junior College. . .Arnold M. Hall 
writes: "I recently joined two associates in 
forming a new company devoted to the 
design and fabrication of air cushion vehi- 
cles. The company was incorporated in 
April, 1969 and is known as Air Cushion 
Technology Corp. It is in Groton, Conn." 
Arnold is the company's vice-president. 


David E. Stuart is the new assistant 
director of the New England Power Ex- 
change. He and his family reside in South- 
wick, Mass. . . Howard C. Dickson is a sales 
engineer for Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. He resides in Newark, Del. . . 
Sprague Electric Co. in l\l. Adams, Mass. 
employs Robert R. Purple as Marketing 
Manager — Filter Div. . .Stephen Z. Gunter 
is an assistant project scientist for the Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory, division of Cal Tech. 


Roger L. Alvey is now a product mer- 
chandiser for the Minnesota Mining & Manu- 
facturing Co. in St. Paul, Minn. He makes 
his home in Stillwater, Minn. . . Paul Dalton 
tells us that he has moved about once a year 
for the last three or four years. He is 
presently plant manager for the Monsanto 
Co. in Yardville, N.J., and he lives in 
Mercerville. . . Dr. Larry Dworkin is now a 
project engineer for the U.S. Government at 
Fort Monmouth, N.J. . . M. B. Associates in 
San Ramon, Calif., has Edward C. Eraser as 
a program manager. . . Donald R. Grenon is 
a District Electrical Engineer for the Con- 
necticut Light and Power Co. in Waterbury, 
Conn. He resides in Cheshire. . . James K. 
Karalekas is City Traffic Engineer for the 
town of E. Providence, R.I. He is also 
President of the Rhode Island Chapter of 
the WPI Alumni Association. .. Peter J. 
Ottowitz has been appointed manager of the 
Scientific Div. of O. S. Walker Co., Inc. in 
Worcester. He came to O. S. Walker from 
Texas Instruments, Inc. .. Bernard M. 
Campbell, Jr. reports that he is now back in 
the Worcester area and is employed by Avco 
Bay State Products Div. in Westboro as a 
project engineer. . . William J. O'Neil is an 
automation sales engineer for General Elec- 
tric Co. in New York City. . . J. William 
Be/anger, Jr. is Executive Vice-President of 
Multi-Logic Corp. in Lexington, Mass. 

Married: David B. Sullivan to Miss 
Judith Mary Andersen of Closter, N.J., on 
June 28, 1969. Among the ushers was 

Ronald C. Pueschel, '63. Dave is an engi- 
neering supervisor with Grumman Aero- 
space Corp. in Bethpage, N.Y. 

Thomas J. Downs has been promoted to 
construction supervisor in the Waterbury 
(Conn.) office of the Southern New England 
Telephone Co. He is also a lieutenant in the 
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. .. John A. 
McManus has been appointed director of the 
New Britain (Conn.) Water Dept. . . Charles 
T. Smith, Jr. has received his master's degree 
in business administration from North- 
eastern University and is employed by the 
Foxboro Co. in Foxboro, Mass. as a project 
engineer. . . Frederick J. Costello is District 
Sales Manager for Union Carbide Corp. in 
Chicago. . . Thomas F. Humphrey is Vice- 
President and Treasurer of Urban Transpor- 
tation Systems Associates, Inc. in Wellesley, 
Mass. . . Hamilton Standard Div. of United 
Aircraft Corp. in Windsor Locks, Conn, 
employs Armand Ruby, Jr. as a chemical 
engineer. .. James Cinquina, Jr. writes: "I 
resigned from St. Regis Paper Co. to take a 
position as project engineer with Better- 
Built Machinery Inc., Saddle Brook, 
N.J.". . . Roger E. Miller received a master's 
degree from Florida Institute of Technology 
in September, '1969 in systems manage- 
ment. . . Major Joseph B. Vivona is now 
stationed in Ankara, Turkey, where he is a 
signal planner. 


Paul W. Bayliss has been promoted by 
Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, 
N.J., to Director of the Employee Activities 
Center and Secretary of the Employees' 
Benefit Committee. . . Dr. Robert C. Bearse, 
who received his doctorate degree from Rice 
University in 1964, is now an Assistant 
Professor at the University of Kansas in the 
Physics and Astronomy Dept. . . Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft Div. of the United Aircraft 
employs Donaldson A. Dow as a senior 
design engineer in W. Palm Beach, Fla. . . 
Frank A. Droms, Jr. is employed by Thomp- 
son Ramo Woolridge Systems in Washing- 
ton, D.C. . . Sang Ki Lee is now a patent 
attorney for Western Electric Co. in 
N.Y.C. . . Francis G. Toce has written us to 
say that he has become Manager of Engi- 
neering of the Closed Circuit TV Unit of 
General Electric in Syracuse, N.Y. . . Nathan 
O. Beale is manufacturing manager for 
Eastern Industries, Div. of LFE, in Hamden, 
Conn. . . George H. Cadwell, Jr. is Vice- 
President of Flanders Filters, Inc. in Wash- 
ington, N.C. . . Lawrence W. Cochrane, Jr. is 
now living in Marblehead, Mass. . . Edward 
P. Donoghue has been appointed Corporate 
Manager of Management Information Sys- 
tems of American Biltnte Rubber Co. in 
Boston, Mass. . . David A. Mudgett is an 

engineer for M.l.T.'s Lincoln Labs, working 
at Project Press in Honolulu. . . Chester W. 
Stanhope is an Assistant Professor in the 
E.E. Dept. at Merrimack College in Law- 
rence, Mass. . . Bankers Trust of New York 
City employs David J. Welch as an official 
assistant. David received his MBA this year 
from the Wharton School at the University 
of Pennsylvania. . . Edward J. Russell is now 
employed by Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., 
management consultants, in New York 
City. . . Ronald F. Pokraka is eastern mar- 
keting manager for Industrial Dynamics. He 
is located in Pennsauken, N.J. . . We have 
learned that Jon E. Thorson is still with IBM 
and that he is living in Hyde Park, N.Y. In 
the last two years he has done some 
traveling throughout Europe, and he is 
awaiting the publication of his second arti- 
cle. . . John S. Vale has received a Juris 
Doctor degree from Suffolk University, and 
he took the Massachusetts Bar exam in 
December of 1969. He is presently product 
manager at P.R. Mallory & Co., Inc. in 
Burlington, Mass. 


Married: Richard T. Davis to Miss 
Dorothy I. DeSocio of Hewitt, N.J. on 
September 6, 1969. They are living in New 
Rochelle, N.Y., and Dick is working in New 
York as an associate editor for MicroWaves 
magazine which is published by Hayden 
Publishing Co. . . John A. Quagliaroli to 
Miss Judith Sylvia Fowler of Syracuse, N.Y., 
on November 15, 1969. John is a marketing 
representative of IBM Corp. in Syracuse. 

Lawrence L. Israel is Manager of OEM 
Product Development in the Peripheral 
Products Dept. of Scientific Data Systems, a 
Xerox Co. He resides in Santa Monica, Calif, 
and says, "I would highly recommend the 
climate here to any Tech-Men who are 
thinking of relocating". . . Richard H. Nelson 
is now living in IniJialantic, Fla., and is 
Assoc. Principal Engineer for Radiation Inc. 
in Melbourne, Fla. . . Dr. James W. Swaine, 
Jr. is a research chemist for Allied Chemical 
Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y. . . Dr. Charles E. 
Wilkes has been named a section leader at 
the B. F. Goodrich Research and Develop- 
ment Center in Brecksville, Ohio. . . Charles 
R. Lehtinen is with the Boeing Co. at Cape 
Kennedy. Charlie was the individual as- 
signed the task of pushing the button that 
ignited the Saturn rocket which sent the 
Apollo II astronauts on their way to the 
moon. He says, "I also pushed the buttons 
launching Apollos 6 and 9 and will be doing 
it for Number 13". . Joseph P. Carpentiere 
is an account representative for General 
Electric Co. in Meriden, Conn. He lives in 
Clinton, Conn. . . The High Energy Physics 
Div. of Argonne (III.) National Laboratory 



has Arthur F. Greene as a research associ- 
ate. . . David M. Raab writes: "I received an 
MS degree in E.E. from Northeastern in 
1966. Following that, I toured Europe for 
about a year and in 1968 took my 'last 
trip down the aisle. I now have a baby 
daughter, Sarah, and a house in Belmont, 
Mass. . . Lt. Norbert F. Toczko is stationed 
in Washington, D.C. at Coast Guard Head- 
quarters and is Chief of the Family Housing 
Section. . . General Electric Co. employs 
Frank A. Verprauskus in its Nuclear Energy 
Div. in San Jose, Calif. . . Robert A. Weiss is 
an inventory product coordinator for Polar- 
oid Corp. in Needham, Mass. . . Kenneth J. 
Blanchard now makes his home in Sacra- 
mento, Calif. He is employed as an assistant 
bridge engineer by the California Div. of 
Highways. He writes: "My C.E. colleagues in 
the East might be interested in knowing that 
a majority of our projects utilize the 
theories of prestressed concrete." 


The appointment of Roland J. Beaure- 
gard as supervisor of engineering services has 
been announced by Norton Co.'s Machine 
Tool Div. in Worcester. . . Jerald N. Hamer- 
nick is a sales engineer for Torin Corp. in 
Farmington, Mich. . . David N. Lyons is an 
Assistant Sanitary Engineer for the State of 
New York Health Dept. at Albany. . . Roger 
G. Massey is now with the Parker and 
Harper Manufacturing Co. in Worcester. . . 
Stanley Works in Newark, N.J. has John C. 
Robertson as their chief manufacturing engi- 
neer. . . Stanley J. Strychaz, Jr. reports that 
he recently joined the American Appraisal 
Co. in Milwaukee, Wise. . . Barry J. 
Dworman is an account representative for 
General Electric Co. in Waltham, Mass. . . 
Paul F. Gelinas reports that he is now 
vice-president in charge of production for 
Hunter Sportswear, Inc. in Fitchburg, 
Mass. . . George E. Loomis is an assistant 
engineer for Turner Construction Co. in 
Boston, Mass. He resides in Wakefield. . . 
Peter C. Albertini was the 1969 Community 
Chairman for the town of Dover in the 
Massachusetts Bay United Fund campaign. 
Peter is a marketing specialist for Honey- 
well, Inc. in Lexington, Mass. . . Robert R. 
Cassanelli writes: "I am a senior food 
chemist working in new product develop- 
ment at General Foods Corp., Tarrytown, 
N.Y.". . . Paul E. Engstrom has been ap- 
pointed assistant actuary, mathematical 
department, and an officer of State Mutual 
Life Assurance Co. of America, located in 
Worcester. . . Ebasco Services, Inc. employs 
Bartlett D. Fowler in Washingtonville, Pa. as 
an office engineer. . . David P. Norton re- 
ceived his MBA from Florida State Univer- 
sity last year and is presently attending 
Harvard Business School. . . John M. Sam- 



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borski has been promoted to assistant super- 
intendent of the bicarb-Purecal department 
at Wyandotte Chemicals Corp., Wyandotte, 
Mich. John has been with the company 
since 1964, and he now makes his home in 
Riverview, Mich. . . Dr. John K. Tien re- 
ceived his PhD degree from Carnegie-Mellon 
University in June of 1969. His major was in 
Metallurgy and Materials Science. . .Joel N. 
Freedman is now employed as a member of 
the technical staff at The Mitre Corp., 
Bedford, Mass. 


Capt. Richard B. Alien received the 
Army's Bronze Star Medal for "outstanding 
meritorious service while serving in Viet- 
nam." He is now stationed in San Fran- 
cisco. . . Stanley J. Belcinski, Jr. has been 
named production manager for Massa- 
chusetts Steel Treating Corp., subsidiary of 
PresMet Corp. in Worcester. . . Robert E. 
Maynard, Jr. is attending Dartmouth Col- 
lege's Amos Tuck School of Business Ad- 
ministration . . . Dr. Kenneth C. Benton is a 
senior research chemist for Copolymer Rub- 
ber & Chemical Corp. in Baton Rouge, 
La. . . Edward A. Platow has received a 
Master of Management Science degree from 
Stevens Institute of Technology and is 
employed by Western Electric Co. in Prince- 
ton, N.J. . . Robert M. Desmond has re- 
turned to WPI as an assistant professor in 
the mechanical engineering department. Bob 
received his PhD degree from the University 
of Minnesota in 1968, and he was on the 
staff at Clarkson College, Potsdam, N.Y., 
before returning to Worcester. . . The 
Badger Co., Inc. employs Roger D. Flood as 
a project manager in Cambridge, Mass. 
Roger resides in Needham. . . Robert J. 
Hermes, SIM, has been named Sales Manager 
for the Rolling Mill Dept. of Morgan Con- 
struction Co., Worcester. . . Dr. Stephen W. 
Nagy is an assistant professor in the physics 
department at the University of Ver- 
mont. . . Joseph R. Santosuosso is a thermal 
design and analysis engineer for General 
Electric Co., Information Systems Div., 
Phoenix, Ariz. 

Married: Adam S. Kochanek to Miss 
Crete M. Liadrakis of Chicopee, Mass., on 
June 22, 1969. Among the ushers was 
Lawrence M. Krasner. Stan received a BS in 
ME. from WPI last June to add to the one 
he earned in Math in '64. He is employed by 
Banner Machine, Inc., in Springfield, 
Mass. . . Thomas G. McGee to Miss Sandra 
Clark Litchfield of Barre, Vt.. on August 29, 
1969. Tom received his master's degree in 
business administration from Harvard Busi 

ness School last June. . . Robert E. Parker to 
Miss Jeanne Marguerite Gravel of Black- 
stone, Mass., on September 1, 1969. Bob is 
Senior Materials Engineer for Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft in E. Hartford, Conn. . . 
Walter F. Roach to Miss Kristin Wakefield 
of Londonderry, N.H., on July 12, 1969. 
The best man was Dennis W. Balog, and one 
of the ushers was Thomas B. Newman, Jr. 
Walt is an engineer with Sylvania Lighting 
Corp. in Manchester, N.H. 

Allen W. Case, Jr., is back at Tech 
as a graduate assistant in the E.E. 
Dept. . . David A. Helming is a District 
Engineer for Public Service Electric and 
Gas Co. in Plainfield, N.J. "The Moose" 
lives in White House Station, N.J. . . Bruce 
A. Ochieano is employed by Arthur Ander- 
sen & Co. in San Francisco as a management 
consultant. . . Capt. W. Charles Zisch is sta- 
tioned at Vandenburg AFB, Calif. . . David 
L. Gendron is a chemical engineer with 
Monsanto Co. in Indian Orchard, Mass. . . 
Bell Telephone Labs, Holmdel, N.J., em- 
ploys Joseph L. LaCava as a member, 
technical staff. Joe makes his home in 
Marlboro, N.J. 


Married: Patrick T. Moran to Miss Mimi 
Moylan of Hammond, Ind. in June, 1969. 
At the wedding were Stanley Szymanski, 
'64, David D. McCaffrey, '64, John D. 
Camera, Jr., '64, Bradley T. Gale, '64, 
Victor A. Maroni, '64, Joseph Gracia, Jr.. 
John T. Hart, James F. Fee, and Eugene R. 
Dionne, '66. Pat received his MS in indus- 
trial engineering from Purdue in June and 
now lives and works in Kingston, N.Y., 
where he is an industrial engineer for IBM 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. 
Frary, III, their first child and daughter, 
Kathryn Beth, in May, 1969. Chuck has 
been appointed New England Telephone 
manager in Framingham, Mass. . . To Mr. 
and Mrs. Marvin S. Berger, a son, Jonathan 
Mark, on October 8, 1969. Marv is a student 
at the Amos Tuck School of Business 
Administration at Dartmouth College. 


Married: Anthony S. Carrara to Miss 
Pamela Doucet of Manchester, N.H., on 
August 23, 1969. Tony, who holds an MS 
from M.I.T., is a civil engineer with Ray- 
theon in Wayland, Mass. . . Chester J. Patch, 
III, to Miss Patricia Marion Richards of 
Wakefield, Mass., on June 28, 1969. . . 
Ronald C. Snell to Miss Judith M. McKinley 
of Winchester, Mass., on August 2, I969. 
Donald J. Pearson was best man. Ron is an 
electrical engineer with Polaroid Corp. in 
Waltham, Mass, . . Gerard A. Toupin to Miss 
Annette M. Doucette of Tornngton, Conn., 

on August 23, 1969. His best man was 
Charles C. Slama. Gerard is an engineer in 
the bearings division of Torrington Co., 
Torrington, Conn. . . Roger J. Zipfel to 
Miss Joyce Ann Kenyon of Wilmington, Del. 
on October 11, 1969. Roger is an engineer 
with E. I. duPont deNemours & Co., Inc. in 
Deepwater, N.J. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. 
Penoncello, their first child, a son, Scott 
Louis. Larry is a foreman for Torrington 
Co., Torrington, Conn. . . To Lt. j.g. and 
Mrs. James A. Cocci, a son, James John, on 
October 3, I969. Jim is stationed at the 
Naval Security Station in Washington, 
D.C. . . To Lt. j.g. and Mrs. Peter J. Kudless, 
their first son, Christopher John, on Octo- 
ber 16, I969. Peter is presently the Resident 
Officer in Charge of Construction in the Can 
Tho-Binh Thuy area in Vietnam. He expects 
to return to the states in February, 1970. 

Peter F. Behmke is a design engineer for 
Hoyt Mfg. Corp. in Westport, Mass. Peter 
lives in Swansea. . . Dr. Jerry Chih-li Ch'en, 
MS, is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of 
Physical Sciences at Pan American College 
in Edinburg, Texas. . . Ecological Research 
Corp. in Hanover, N.H., employs Francis X. 
Dolan, Jr. as a research engineer. Fran lives 
in Norwich, Vt. . . Albert L. Giannotti, Jr. is 
a graduate student at the University of 
Buffalo, N.Y. . . We have been informed 
that James A. Keith is a Senior Design 
Engineer for Sanders Associates, Inc. in 
Bedford, Mass. . . James W. Pierce is a staff 
scientist for MIT's Lincoln Labs in Lexing- 
ton, Mass. . . Monsanto Co. in Indian Or- 
chard, Mass. has Donald C. Sundberg as a 
Senior Chemical Engineer. . . Ronald W. 
Wood has taken a job as Senior Marine 
Engineer with Litton Systems, Advance 
Marine Technology Div., in Los Angeles, 
Calif. . . Dr. John J. Wright is doing post- 
doctoral research at the University of Colo- 
rado. . . Lt. William E. Zetterlund is the 
officer in charge of construction for the 
U.S. Naval radio station. . . Capt. William F. 
Shields is with the U.S. Air Force, 4th 
Tactical Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson 
AFB, N.C. . . Eugene G. Sweeney, Jr. is a 
sales engineer for Dow Chemical Co.. Dow 
Industrial Service Div., in Stoneham, 
Mass. . . Philip I. Bachelder is now employed 
by Plastic Coating Corp., S. Hadley, Mass., 
as a senior research project engineer. . . Lt. 
Robert H. Cahill is currently stationed in 
Norfolk, Va. and is an admiral's aide in the 
Naval Civil Engineering Corps. Bob has 
made three Southeast Asian tours and has 
received five medals, including the Purple 
Heart and the Navy Commendation with a 
combat "V". . . Robert H. Jacoby has been 
promoted to first lieutenant in the U.S. Air 
Force. He is presently on duty at Cam Rahn 
Bay, Vietnam and is an aircraft maintenance 


officer. . .Joseph J. Osvald writes: "In June, 
1969, I received my Master's Degree in 
Systems Science from the Polytechnic Insti- 
tute of Brooklyn (N.Y.). I am still employed 
at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in 
Schenectady, N.Y. as a technical team 
leader.". . . Other members of the class who 
are in the Armed Forces are: Air Force 
Capt. Francis J. Pinhack, Jr., presently 
stationed at Otis AFB, Mass. and the recip- 
ient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses; 
Army Capt. John M. Porter; and Navy Lt. 
Francis X. Watson who is presently sta- 
tioned in Saigon with the Navy Corps of 
Engineers and who anticipates receiving his 
PhD degree in soils from Georgia Tech very 
shortly. . . Richard K. Seaver is a senior 
experimental engineer with Hamilton Stand- 
ard in Windsor Locks, Conn. . . John J. 
Vytal is a research engineer at General 
Telephone & Electronics in Waltham, 
Mass. . . Navy Lt. John F. Kelley, III, is now 
stationed in Washington, D.C. as a member 
of the Civil Engineer Corps. 

Russell W. Morey has accepted a position 
as an industrial engineer with Honeywell, Inc. 
in Lawrence, Mass. . . Bechtel Corp. of San 
Francisco reports that Charles W. Pike is 
now a design engineer for them. . . Stuart R. 
Roselle is an engineer with Union Camp 
Corp. in Savannah, Ga. . . Robert E. Shaw is 
in Worcester working as a research engineer 
for Norton Co. . . 2/Lt. Robert W. Trefry is 
stationed at Lowry AFB, Colo. . . Capt. 
David E. Wilson is with the U.S. Army in 
Saigon. . . Robert S. Sternschein is a man- 
agement trainee with General Electric Co. in 
Erie, Pa. Bob plans to receive an MS degree 
in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern 
in June, 1970. . . Bertis H. Adams, III is a 
design engineer for Charles T. Main, Inc. in 
Boston, Mass. . . Fred T. Erskine, III, MS, is 
an instructor at Cushing Academy in Ash- 
burnham, Mass. . . Teradyne, Inc. of Boston 
employs Alan P. George as an applications 
engineer. . . Richard B. Leon received his 
master's degree from WPI in June of 1969 
and is presently employed by Eastman 
Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y. as a process 
engineer. . . Also a process engineer is Rich- 
ard W. Mason. He is employed by Corning 
Glass Works in Medfield, Mass. . . John K. 
Wright is a sales representative for Stauffer 
Chemical Co. in New York City. J.K. lives in 
New Canaan, Conn. . . Ernest J. Kunz, Jr. is 
an industrial salesman for Humble Oil Co. 
He lives in N. Kingston, R.I. . . 1/Lt. Earl C. 
Sparks, III, is a staff officer with the Army's 
Combat Development Command — Institute 
of Land Combat in Alexandria, Va. . . Ens. 
Malcolm C. White, Jr., is stationed aboard 
the Naval ship, USS Massey. . . 1/Lt. Robert 
D. Wilson is stationed in Gelnhausen, Ger- 
many, working as an Army Technical Sup- 
ply Officer. 


Married: John C. Boutet to Miss Jane 
Ann Chad of Leicester, Mass., on June 21, 
1969. John, who also holds an MS from 
M.I.T., is with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, 
N.Y. . .John B. Feldman to Miss Sharon 
Lois Sinel of Brighton, Mass., recently. John 
received his MS from the University of 
Pennsylvania and is employed by the Air- 
craft Engine Div. of General Electric in 
Lynn, Mass. . . Dana C. Finlayson to Miss 
Cynthia Jacoby of W. Falmouth, Mass., on 
June 7, 1969. Dana has his own private 
alumni association composed of his father, 
Frank S., '31, his two uncles, Kenneth M., 
'27, and Robert K., '34, and his brother, 
David F., '61. Dana's employer is Hewlett- 
Packard in Waltham, Mass. . . Arnold R. 
Miller to Miss Freyda Nancy Greenberg of 
Quincy, Mass., on August 31, I969. Mitchell 
P. Koziol was among the ushers. Arnold is 
an electronics engineer with Bliss-Eagle 
Signal Co. in Davenport, Iowa. . . Joseph M. 
Archambeault to Miss Gail A. Ciak of 
Webster, Mass., on August 30, 1969. Francis 
P. Archambeault, '69, was his brother's best 
man. Joe is presently a graduate student in 
the E.E. Dept. at WPI. . . Bradford A. John- 
son to Miss Judy Ann Hosley of Long Lake, 
N.Y. on August 24, 1969. Since graduation. 
Brad has received a master of engineering 
degree from the University of Akron (Ohio), 
and he is currently employed as an aero- 
mechanical R&D engineer by Goodyear 
Aerospace Corp., Akron, Ohio. 

John L. Kilguss is a mathematician with 
Bell Telephone Labs in Denver, Colo. He 
makes his home in Boulder. . . Rene B. La- 
Pierre has been commissioned a second lieu- 
tenant in the U.S. Air Force. He has been 
assigned to Mather AFB, Calif., for navigator 
training. . . Warren L. Clark is a graduate 
student in the physics department at WPI. . . 
Carmen M. Delia Vecchia has been promoted 
to first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. 
Carmen is an electronics engineer at Kelly 
AFB, Texas. . . Bhoopen K. Kurani, MS, is 
employed by Sumner Schein Architect in 
Boston as a design engineer. . . Springfield 
(Mass.) Technical Community College has 
appointed Stephen J. Lak, Jr., MS, a me- 
chanical technology instructor. . . 1/Lt. 
Richard A. Symonds, USA, is stationed in 
Vietnam. . . The Badger Co., Inc. employs 
William E. Tanzer as a project engineer in 
Cambridge, Mass. . . Robert V. D'Elia is a 
hose designer for Goodyear Tire & Rubber 
Co. in Akron, Ohio. . . Raymond J. Fortin, 
who received a master's degree from the 
University of Pennsylvania last year, is 
presently a member of the technical staff at 
The Mitre Corp., Bedford, Mass. . . William 
W. Goudie remains with E. I. duPont deNe- 
mours & Co., Inc., but he is now working in 
Linden, N.J. at the Grasselli Plant. . . 

Clinton A. Inglee is a sales engineer for the 
Torrington Co. in Philadelphia, Pa. . . Ken- 
neth H. Rex, who received his master's 
degree in astronomy from RPI last year, still 
remains at RPI and is doing further graduate 
work. . . Raymond C. Rogers is a member of 
the industrial engineering staff at Texas 
Instruments, Inc. in Attleboro, Mass. Ray 
received a master's degree from North- 
eastern University last year in industrial 
engineering. . . Eastman Kodak Co., Roch- 
ester, N.Y., has Matthew R. Sinasky, MS, as 
an applications analyst. . . John E. Sonne is 
a technical assistant at the University of 
Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. John 
received a master's degree in biomedical 
engineering from Drexel Institute of Tech- 
nology in June of 1969. . . Peter N. Formica 
is a research associate in the Regional 
Planning Div. of Travelers Research Corp. in 
Hartford, Conn. . . Joel B. Kameron is an 
instructor of psychology at Paterson State 
College in Wayne, N.J. . . 1/Lt. John E. 
Rogozenski, Jr., wrote us the following in 
November, 1969: "Finishing up my tour 
with the U.S. Army in January, 1970. I am 
then heading back to UMass graduate school 
to get an MS degree in industrial 


Married: Ens. Alan J. Blanchard to Miss 
Donna Marie Portelance of Sutton, Mass., 
on July 19, 1969. The best man was 
Raymond F. Racine, and David A. Swercew- 
ski was one of the ushers. The couple will 
live in Washington, D.C., where Alan is 
stationed at the Naval Observatory. . . 
Edward H. Borgeson to Miss Trudy Carol 
Hood of Wakefield, Mass., on June 28, I969. 
Ed is employed by Raytheon Corp. in 
Wayland, Mass. . . Jeffrey A. Decker to Miss 
Elsie Marie Brennan of Worcester, Mass., on 
June 15, 1969. Among the ushers were 
Frederick G. Thumm, '67, Paul F. McDon- 
agh, '67, James L. Viele, '67, and Jeffrey C. 
Knapp, '69. Jeff is presently on duty as a 
2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, 
Okla. . . George K. Fairbanks to Miss Bar- 
bara Jean Connal of Brewster, N.Y., on 
August 30, 1969. George is an electrical 
engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, 
Conn. . . William J. Giokas to Miss Linda 
Louise Pikula of Chicopee, Mass., on July 
12, 1969. Andrew J. Giokas, '70, was his 
brother's best man, and one of the ushers 
was Eugene L. Murphy. Bill is a law student 
at Western New England College and teaches 
math at Enfield (Conn.) High School. . . 
Francis W. Maher, Jr. to Miss Judith Fitz- 
gerald of Hartford, Conn., on August 5, 
1969. Bruce G. Lovelace was the best man, 
and one of the ushers was Richard A. 
Symonds, '67. Frank is an electrical engi- 
neer with Pratt & Whitney Div. of United 



Aircraft Corp. in E. Hartford, Conn. . . Lt. 
Michael A. Sills, U.S.A., to Miss Claire 
Regina Morris of Hamden, Conn., on July 
12, 1969. Among the ushers were Roger P. 
Sepso and Edward B. Pero, '66. Mike is an 
instructor in missile engineering at Ft. Bliss, 
Tex. . . James F. Sinnamon to Miss Cath- 
erine A. Dawson of Methuen, Mass., on 
August 23, 1969. Rafik E. Kathiwalla was 
best man. . . Lt. Michael J. True, U.S.A., to 
Miss Eleanor Victoria Pekar of Hamden, 
Conn., on July 12, 1969. Among the ushers 
were Jack S. Siegel and Gregory F. Wirz- 
bicki. . . Harold T. Gentile to Miss Kathleen 
M. Eldridge of Chatham Port, Mass., in June 
of 1969. Among the ushers was Cameron P. 
Boyd, '69. Harold is employed by Jackson 
and Moreland, Inc. in Boston, and he is 
working toward a master's degree at North- 
eastern University. . . Robert J. Collette to 
Miss Diane M. Gilmartin of Worcester, 
Mass., on August 3, 1969. Bob is a burner 
and fuel engineer for Combustion, Engi- 
neering, Inc. in Windsor, Conn. . . Lt. Ron- 
ald D. Rehkamp to Miss Susan Ann Slager 
of Oakville, Conn, on August 24, 1969. 
John C. De Meo was best man. . . Richard J. 
Scaia to Miss Linda Anne Hudak of Torring- 
ton. Conn, on October 25, I969. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Jodoin, 
a son, Jeffrey Charles, on March 29, 1969. 
Ron is a graduate student in the department 
of physics and astronomy at the University 
of Rochester (N.Y.). 

George F. Gamache is a graduate student 
in the civil engineering department at 
Tech. . .Joseph F. Hilyard is employed by 
the Hamilton Standard Div. of United Air- 
craft Corp. as a Systems Engineer. . . Walter 
C. Lynick is with the U.S. Army in Lai Khe, 
Vietnam, and is serving as an engineering 
equipment repairman. . . The Naval Air Engi- 
neering Center, Ground Support Equipment 
Dept., in Philadelphia has David R. Martin as 
a mechanical engineer. . . We have learned 
that Peter F. McKittrick is an engineer with 
Raytheon Co. in Bedford, Mass. . . Joseph L. 
Paquette has been transferred by the Dravo 
Corp. to Tampa, Fla., where he is an opera- 
tions engineer. . . Jeffrey E. Shaw remains 
with Western Electric Co., but he is now 
working in Princeton, N.J. and living in Cran- 
bury.. . George R. Skog/und is a graduate 
student at Colorado State Univ. in Ft. 
Collins, Colo. . . Francis L. Addessio re- 
ceived an MS degree in mechanical engi- 
neering from Stanford University in August, 
1969. He is now employed as a member of 
the technical staff at Bell Telephone Labs in 
Whippany, N.J. . . David E. Andersen is a 
second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and is 
stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va. . . 2/Lt. 
Robert H. deFlesco. Jr. writes: "On August 
8, 1969, I received my master's degree in 
mechanical engineering from Purdue Univer- 

sity. I am currently attending the Field 
Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, 
Okla. On January 29, 1970, I will leave for 
South Vietnam.". . . 2/Lt. Robert J. Gallo is 
stationed in Hawaii with the Army Corps of 
Engineers. He is assigned to Hickam Air 
Force Base as an assistant project engi- 
neer. . . Other members of the class in the 
service are: Airman Charles A. Griffin (at 
Barksdale AFB, La. with the Strategic Air 
Command); Army PFC Stephen M. Holub 
(with the Military Police at Fort Dix, N.J.); 
and Army 1/Lt. Robert Meader (in Viet- 
nam). . . Philip A. Mattson is currently at 
Officer's Candidate School in Newport, 
R.I. . . Donald B. Holden is a staff engineer 
for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in N. 
Chicago, III. . . Michael R. Latina is a grad- 
uate student at Brown University in Provi- 
dence, R.I... J. Kevin Sullivan is a sales 
engineer for The Torrington Co., Torring- 
ton. Conn. . . Ens. John M. Burns has 
recently attended the Navy's Civil Engi- 
neering Corps Officer School in Port 
Hueneme, Calif. . . Victor V. Calabretta, Jr. 
has recently attended Officer Candidate 
School in Newport, R.I. . . Westinghouse 
Electric Corp. employs William E. Catterall, 
Jr. in their Aerospace Div. in Baltimore, Md. 
as an associate engineer. . . Army 2/Lt. 
Bruce A. Denson has been assigned to Fort 
Leonard Wood, Mo. He was employed by 
the Oxford (Mass.) Public School System 
before entering the service. . . Robert D. 
Hickey is a programming analyst for General 
Electric Co. in Phoenix, Ariz. . . Army 2/Lt. 
Chester J. Kasper is currently stationed in 
Germany. . . Also in the Army is 2/Lt. 
Russell B. Snyder. He is stationed at Fire 
Island, Alaska. . . Dr. Roger L. Ludin, MS, is 
doing post-doctoral research work at 
WPI. . . David F. Moore has accepted a 
position as a salesman with Shell Oil Co. in 
Boston. . . Wayne L. Pierce is employed by 
Esso Research & Development Co. in 
Florham Park, N.J. as an engineer. . . Roger 
P. Sepso is a design engineer for Sikorsky 
Aircraft in Stratford, Conn. 


Married: Gregory B. Enz to Miss Linda 
Diane Charlesworth of S. Attleboro, Mass. 
on August 30, 1969. Stephen O. Rogers was 
an usher. Greg is employed by the New 
England Telephone Co. in Boston. . . Joseph 
A. Senecal to Miss Linda M. Renzi of 
Marlboro, Mass. on August 16, 1969. 
Among the ushers was Jerry L. Johnson. 
They are living in Palo Alto, Calif, while Joe 
attends graduate school at Stanford Univer- 
sity. . . Richard H. Gurske to Miss Andrea 
Leigh Herrmann of W. Boylston, Mass. on 
June 7. 1969. Among the ushers was Henry 
E. McGuire, '68. Rick is employed as a 

sanitary engineering assistant by the City of 
Los Angeles, Calif. . . Charles F. Robinson 
to Miss Janet Elaine MiHer of Franklin, 
Mass. on July 26, 1969. He is employed as 
an engineering service specialist by The 
Foxboro Co., Foxboro, Mass. They are 
making their home in N. Attleboro, Mass. 

Dr. David W. Clark, PhD, is a senior 
research chemist for General Motors Corp. 
in Indianapolis, Ind. . . Riegel Paper Corp., 
Riegelwood, N.C., employs two members of 
the class, Ralph N. demons and Raymond 
H. Barrows. They are members of the 
Technical Service group in the Technical 
Dept., and they both live in Wilmington, 
N.C. . . Stephen D. Cope, Jr. has accepted a 
field engineering position in the Installation 
and Service Engineering Dept. of General 
Electric Co. in Schenectady, N.Y. . . We 
have been informed that John B. Czajkow- 
ski is a test engineer for Colt Industries, 
Inc., in W. Hartford, Conn. . . Ralph J. 
Eschborn, II, is an engineer with E. I. 
duPont deNemours & Co., Inc. in Antioch, 
Calif. . . Raytheon Co. Radar Systems Sec- 
tion in Bedford, Mass. employs Michael M. 
Hart as an associate engineer. . . Roy C. 
Johnson, Jr., MS, is a graduate fellow in the 
department of civil engineering at Rice 
University in Houston, Texas. . . Another 
member of the class attending graduate 
school is Robert P. Kusy. He is enrolled in 
the metallurgy department of Drexel Insti- 
tute of Technology in Philadelphia, 
Pa. . .John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance 
Co. in Boston employs Stephen H. 
Legomsky as an actuarial assistant. . . 
Bhupendra A. Parikh, MS, is in Cleveland, 
Ohio working as a design engineer for C. A. 
Litzler Co., Inc. . . Stephen E. Platz is a 
graduate student in the computer science 
department at WPI. . . We have learned that 
Stephen O. Rogers is employed by E. I. 
duPont deNemours & Co., Inc. in 
Gibbstown, N.J. Steve lives in Glassboro, 
N.J. . . Pvt. Robert J. Scott is stationed at 
Fort Dix, N.J. . . Michael J. Cohen is a 
mathematics teacher in the Ellington 
(Conn.) School System. . . Michael Gan is a 
mechanical design engineer for Pratt & 
Whitney Aircraft in E. Hartford, Conn. . . 
MIT's Civil Engineering dept. has Edward A. 
Mierzejewski as a research assistant. . . We 
have learned that Alvin B. Pauly is a project 
engineer for Westvaco Corp., Luke, 
Md. . . Daniel C. Pond is an associate engi- 
neer in the applied physics lab at Johns 
Hopkins University in Silver Spring, Md. 
Also employed in the same lab is Donald L. 
Sharp. . . Paul S. Wolf is working (or the 
Washington, D.C. Dept. of Highways and 
Traffic in their tralfic engineering and oper- 
ations division. . . Joseph Woo-Tien Wu. MS. 
is now in the chemistry department at the 
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 




JUNE 6-7, 1970 

Reunion Day -Saturday, June 6 

Commencement -Sunday, June 7 

Classes Holding Reunions 









M.I.T. (doubleheader) 


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3:00 p.m. 




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2:00 p.m. 




3:00 p.m. 


Holy Cross 


2:00 p.m. 


Coast Guard 


1:00 p.m. 




2:00 p.m. 




3:00 p.m. 



Coast Guard 


2:00 p.m. 





2:00 p.m. 




2:00 p.m. 


Hartford U. 


3:00 p.m. 


A. I.C. 


2:00 p.m. 




2:00 p.m. 




3:00 p.m. 




3:30 p.m. 



A. I.C. 


3:30 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 



Leicester Jr. College 
Dean Jr. College 
Worcester Jr. College 


2:00 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 
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Nichols, Bentley 
Norwich, Colby 
Amherst, R.P.I. 
Bridgeport, Coast Guard 

Assumption, Clark 


4:00 p.m. 

3:30 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 
1:30 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 







Assumption, Holy Cross 

Clark, Tufts 

M.I.T., U. Mass. 

Lowell, Coast Guard 


2:00 p.m. 
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2:00 p.m. 
1:30 p.m. 
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2:00 p.m. 



Assumption Prep. 


4:15 p.m. 



Worcester Academy 


4:00 p.m. 



Worcester Academy 


2:00 p.m. 





3:30 p.m. 


Winchendon School 


1:30 p.m. 




3:30 p.m. 



Leicester Jr. College 


1:00 p.m. 



Even at moderate speeds, on a wet highway, the 
wheels of a car may not touch the road. They ride 
up on a film of water like a surfboard on a wave. 

This "hydroplaning" effect can send cars spin- 
ning helplessly out of control. 

That's why Norton has developed the first 
equipment designed expressly for "grooving" high- 
ways and airport runways. A machine that cuts into 
the surface to allow waterjp flow off. Thereby pro- 
viding better traction, 
safer stops and starts. 

And "grooving" is just one way Norton has made 

our world a little safer to live in. 
We're the people who make a product used for 

insulation in heating elements in your electric stove; 

invented an energy absorbing resin that could be 
used for safety padding in your car; 
supply the basic and finished mate- 
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Published by the Alumni Association 
of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

W.P.I. Alumni Association Officers 

President: R. E. Higgs, '40; 

Vice presidents: 

C. W. Backstrom, '30; 

R. R. Gabarro, '51; 

Secretary- Treasurer: 

W. B. Zepp, '42; 

Assistant Alumni Secretary: 

S. J. Hebert, '66 

Past President: A. D. Tripp, Jr. '36; 

Executive Committee, 


C. C. Bonin, '38; F. S. Harvey, '37; 

P. Wiley, '35; B. E. Hosmer, '61; 

Fund Board: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44, Chairman; 

G. F. Crowther, '37; L. G. Humphrey, 

Jr., '35; R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; 

L. C. Leavitt, '34; A. Kalenian, '33. 

Alumni Office Staff 

Assistant to the Alumni Secretary, 

Office Manager: Norma F. Larson; 

Magazine Secretary: 

Nance C. Thompson; 

Fund Secretary: Stephanie A. Beland; 

Records Secretary: Helen J. Winter. 

In This Issue 

Two Towers, Part IV: A Plan page two 

After more than a year of work, the Planning Committee has submitted its plan for the future 
of WPI. 

Alden Research Laboratories 

By Lawrence C. Neale, '40, Director, Alden Research Laboratories . . . page eleven 

Prof. Neale explains some of the areas of research being conducted at this nationally and 
internationally famous facility. 

Faculty Promotions Announced page fifteen 

WPI Enters Race 

page sixteen 

In this day and age of anti-pollution efforts, WPI will enter a number of minimum pollution 
cars in the Great Electric Car Race from Massachusetts to California. 

A Letter From Your Alumni Association President 

By Robert E. Higgs, '40 page twenty 

President Higgs clarifies the proposed reorganization of the Alumni Association. 

Financial Aid Based on "Need" 

By Edgar F. Heselbarth, Director of Financial Aid page twenty-three 

With expenses for undergraduates at WPI continually rising, financial aid becomes more and 
more important. In an informative article, Mr. Heselbarth describes how WPI awards financial 

.page twenty-seven 

Board of Trustees Meet 

Dr. Hazzard's message to the Trustees is included in this article along with the announcement 
that a new Computer Science program has been approved. 

Vol. 73 

Spring 1970 

Warren B. Zepp, '42 
Editor and Business Manager 

Stephen J. Hebert, '66 
Assistant Editor and Business Manager 

The Journal is published in the Fall, Winter, 
Spring, and Summer. Entered as second class 
matter July 26, 1918, at the Post Office, 
Worcester, Massachusetts, under the act of 
March 3, 1879. Subscription two dollars per 
year. Postmaster: Please send form 3579 to 
Alumni Association, Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute, Worcester, Mass. 01609. 


Campus Notes ' 

Varsity Review 17 

An Alumnus Comments 22 

Alumni Council Meets 24 

Trustees Nominated 24 

Alumni Fund Progress Report 26 

In Memory 30 

Campus Notes 33 






Formed in December, 1968, to develop long-range goals 
and plans for WPI during its second century of existence, 
the Faculty Planning Committee has submitted four reports 
to the WPI community since that date. The most recent of 
these reports, The Future of Two Towers, Part IV: A Plan, 
was presented on April 20, 1970, after many months of 
hard and time-consuming work, not only by the Planning 
Committee, but by a large number of volunteers from the 
WPI Community. 

In March, 1969, the Planning Group submitted its first 
report which contained a preliminary schedule of the 
planning operation, a partial analysis of the present status 
of the college, and twelve possible objectives for the 
college. The report emphasized that WPI should commit 
itself to a single objective and establish effective quality 
control procedures by June, 1970. In April, 1969, Planning 
Day I was held, a day without classes which was devoted to 
discussions about the future of the college. It was attended 
by 10% of the student body and by 80% of the faculty. 

In June, 1969, the Planning Committee, supported by 
the activities of Planning Day I, completed a second report. 
It contained a discussion of Planning Day I and a further 
discussion of the twelve possible objectives for the college 
as outlined in the original report. It paved the way for Two 
Towers III: a Model, which was completed in October, 1969. 

A key item which was necessary for the completion of 
the Plan was the approval of an ultimate goal of the college. 
This was presented and endorsed by the faculty in 
December, 1969, and is the foundation of the entire plan. 
It reads as follows: "It is the goal of the Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute to bring into the second century of its 
existence a new, dynamic version of its 'Two Towers' 

"By means of coordinated programs tailored to the 
needs of the individual student, it is the fundamental 
purpose of WPI to impart to the student an understanding 

of a sector of science and technology and a mature 
understanding of himself and the needs of the people 
around him. The WPI student, from the beginning of his 
undergraduate education, should demonstrate that he can 
learn on his own, that he can translate his learning into 
worthwhile action, and that he is thoroughly aware of the 
interrelationships among basic knowledge, technological 
advance, and human need. A WPI education should develop 
in the student a strong degree of self-confidence, an 
awareness of the community beyond himself, and an 
intellectual restlessness that spurs him to continued 

In formulating the plan, the Committee recognized the 
need to find a balance between education and training and 
that WPI should recognize the need for more of a 
sociological orientation to its technically-oriented curricu- 
lum. Thus the Committee concluded that "The temporal 
nature of 'training' means that the training aspects of higher 
education must lean much more heavily on the analysis of 
problems than on how to do specific things." 

The following are excerpts from the Plan: 


The Plan for WPI is designed to meet the goal of the 
college to impart to the individual student an understanding 
of a sector of science and technology and a mature 
understanding of himself and the needs of the people 
around him. 

It is structured so that the student himself would be 
responsible and accountable for his life style and for his 
becoming educated. The Plan requires that the student, 
supported by excellent instruction and an effective advisory 
system, demonstrate that he can learn on his own, that he 
can translate learning into worthwhile action, and that he 
has become aware of the interrelationships among basic 
knowledge, technology, and human need. 


The Plan is flexible enough to accommodate the varying 
backgrounds, needs, and maturities of students. With its 
innovations and sound academic approach, it is a justifiable 
and exciting undertaking for an independent college of 
engineering and science. It would create a community 
where both the student and the faculty member would find 
about them a group of people enjoying learning and 
attempting to solve some of the most difficult problems of 
the time. 

The Educational Program 

Each student's academic program would consist of a 
mixture of Independent-Studies/Projects, Studies, and 
Study-Conferences selected to meet his individual goal and 
the College's degree requirements. The Committee has 
defined these three areas as follows: 

a) Independent-Studies/Projects are a basic educational 
tool of the college requiring individually motivated study of 
a problem or sub-problem under the guidance of a staff 
member or an advanced student. Emphasis would be placed 
upon the student's learning what he needs to know to 
contribute to the solution of the overall problem. The 
investigation would culminate in a written report, possibly 
accompanied by an oral presentation, or a piece of 
equipment with a working manual. 

b) Study refers to a basic element of instruction which 
would involve, on the average, four class meetings and 13 
hours of outside work for a total student commitment of 
about 17 hours per week for one term. A term is defined as 
a basic period of study which lasts seven weeks and includes 
35 class days. 

c) Study-conferences, on the other hand, are a basic 
element of instruction which would involve, on the average, 
three hours of lecture, 2.5 hours of Conference, and 11-12 
hours of outside work, for a total student commitment of 
about 17 hours per week for one term. 

One of the most important aspects of the proposed 
educational program is that each student, in conjunction 
with his advisor, would structure his own program. Thus, in 
a very literal and practical sense, each student's course of 
study would be tailor-made for him, and he would have a 
large part in the tailoring process. The average WPI student, 
while concentrating in the scientific, technical, and socio- 
logical areas, would benefit most by establishing a minor in 
a humanities area to increase his personal perspective and 
ability to make reasonable judgments. 

The overall educational program would be conducted as 
follows: Studies and the lecture portion of Study- 
Conferences would be given to relatively large groups (but 
less than 100 students) and would be formally scheduled. 

The Conference portion of Study-Conferences, formally 
scheduled, and IS/P's would be conducted in small groups, 
providing for close personal contact between students and 


Short "how-to-do-it" presentations would be available 
on demand to aid in acquiring specific techniques as 

The Intersession period of three weeks would be 
devoted to concentrated presentations of specific topics. 

Some students would undoubtedly wish to follow 
programs similar to current departmental programs, and 
they could so allot their time; but the allocation of effort 
for traditional programs or for new combinations would 
vary for the average, above average, or for the outstanding 
student. Such a student-centered and flexible curriculum 
should develop self-reliance and responsibility in the stu- 
dent. This aspect, coupled with meaningful humanities and 
project work, would enable the WPI graduate to make real 
contributions to the society of which he becomes a part. 

Undergraduate Degree Requirements 

The Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute would be awarded upon completion of the 

1. A normal residence of 16 terms. Students with 
exceptional backgrounds or who would have demonstrated 
unusual accomplishments at WPI might, upon recommenda- 
tion of the Council of Advisors, take their Comprehensive 
Examination before the completion of the normal 16 terms 
and receive their degree early if other requirements were 
met. In any case, however, early examination would not be 
recommended before completion of 8 units in residence. 

2. Acceptable or Distinguished completion of a Com- 
prehensive Examination in the major field of study. (Under 
the Plan, the now-existent 4.0 grading system would be 
abandoned and only the grades of Acceptable, Distin- 
guished, or Unacceptable would be used). 

3. Qualification in a minor field of study either by 
Sufficiency Examination or by overall evaluation of two 
units of work in the area. Students majoring in a scientific 
or engineering field would normally fulfill the requirement 
in a humanities area. Students majoring in a humanities area 
would normally fulfill this requirement in a scientific or 
engineering area. 

4. At least two units established by Acceptable or 
Distinguished work in an advanced level activity involving 
Independent-Study or Project work. One of these units 
would have to be in the student's major field. An activity 
relating science or technology to society is recommended 
for the second unit. Examinations may not be substituted 
for this requirement. 

Advisory Program 

(One of the most discussed items concerning Part III: A 
Model was the extremely significant role which advisors 
would be required to carry. The Plan sees the advisor 
system as follows:) 

. . . To Develop 

Long-range Goals 

And Plans For WPI 

It would be the responsibility of the advisor to assist his 
advisees in defining their educational goals, and developing 
with them academic programs directed toward achieving 
those goals. The advisor would direct his advisees in their 
preparation for the Comprehensive and Sufficiency Ex- 
aminations and would ultimately certify that they were 
ready for those examinations. Occasionally, he might have 
to recommend to the Council of Advisors that one of his 
advisees withdraw from the college. 

The assignment of a faculty member to the role of 
advisor must be based on his interest in students, the 
diversity and depth of his knowledge, his commitment to 
the academic program, and on a thorough analysis of the 
way he could best contribute to the total educational 
program. The advising, of course, should be recognized as 
an integral part of the faculty member's teaching assign- 

The advisor for each student would be assigned when 
the student enrolls at WPI and the assignment would be 
made by the Dean's Office. 

An important point in the program is that the advisor 
must gain an understanding of each of his advisees as soon 
as possible, not only to make an initial determination of the 
student's probable academic program, but also to be 
sensitive to changes in the student's attitudes and interests 
as he progresses. 


The Calendar recommended consists of four seven-week 
terms; a three-week January intersession for a series of 
special, intensive seminars; and an optional seven-week 
summer term. 

Each term would consist of 35 class days followed by a 
recess of approximately five days. The first term would 
begin early in September; two terms would be completed 
before the Christmas recess of approximately two weeks; 
and the fourth term would be completed before the end of 
May. Three weeks would be provided throughout the year 
for comprehensive evaluation and program review. 


Environmental Principles 

A campus environment must be created to help the 
student assume the role of an adult in a community. This 
environment includes his total experience — his living, 
social life, and day-to-day relations with staff, fellow 
students, and Worcester community. The college would 
encourage each student to make his own decisions and be 
fully accountable for them and to develop and demonstrate 
his many capabilities. The environment would provide a 
congenial atmosphere for living, where the common campus 
morality would be good manners, not a set of rules. To the 
extent that the undergraduate population exceeds 1500, it 
would become increasingly difficult to provide the kind of 
environment needed. 

Closer communication and interaction amongst stu- 
dents, faculty, and administration is felt to be an area of 
great importance if the college is to meet its stated goal. 
Along these lines, the Plan recommends, among other 
items, that dining is an important area of living and must be 
re-evaluated, that the students need versatile forms of 
housing, and that some form of campus center, which 
would be a central meeting place for students and faculty 
and administration, is urgently needed. 

Graduate Studies 

The graduate program should support the educational 
goal of WPI and should complement the undergraduate 
program. In considering the development of areas of 
graduate research emphasis or support, the governing 
criterion should be the relevance of the program to the goal 
of the college and to the education of our students. 
Programs that support this criterion should receive funding 

Only those graduate areas that show strong promise of 
significant self-support should be given Institute funding for 
development. Such funding should be sufficient to provide 
for realistic development, but it should be for a limited 
time period. 

For the immediate future a large portion of the energies 
of the faculty should be devoted to implementing the 
proposed undergraduate program. In the meantime the 
present graduate program should be strengthened, but no 
major change in this program should be attempted concur- 
rently with the changes in the undergraduate program. 

It is expected that as the undergraduate program gains 
momentum, a multidisciplinary graduate interest and need 
would evolve. This interest and need should be developed 
into a graduate effort that meshes naturally with the 
undergraduate program. 

Organizational Concepts 

Generally, the administrative structure of colleges or 
universities is the responsibility of the boards of trustees 
and presidents with their administrative officers. The 

faculty should play an advisory role to insure that the 
administrative structure promotes the educational goal of 
the college. To this end, only those organizational concepts 
considered important to the functioning of the plan are 

The work of the present Dean of Faculty would be 
divided into two parts under a Dean of Academic Resources 
and a Dean of Program Operations. The two Deans would 
report to an Academic Vice President. 

The Dean of Academic Resources would direct the 
faculty groupings, the library, the computation center, and 
consoritium instruction. Chairmen of faculty groups would 
report to the Dean of Academic Resources, would have 
primary responsibility for the recruitment and development 
of faculty, and should be appointed for renewable terms of 
service with the advice and consent of the faculty con- 
cerned. The faculty groupings must be flexible enough to 
sustain capabilities in areas where perhaps only one person 
with a particular disciplinary interest would be on campus. 
The groupings should encourage meaningful faculty and 
student interaction among engineer, science, humanities, 
and social science fields. 

The Dean of Program Operations would be responsible 
for Study, Study-Conference, and Independent-Study/ 
Project operations. He would, in co-operation with the 
Dean of Academic Resources, draw upon faculty from the 
academic resource groupings as needed. 

A graduate program should be incorporated within the 
same organizational pattern. A co-ordinator of graduate 
studies should be appointed to serve the special needs of 
graduate efforts. He should report to the Dean of Program 

The organizational structure should be integrated with 
the advisory system and with the faculty government 
outlined in the Constitution of the WPI faculty. 


A Suggested Calendar for 

Implementation of the Plan 

1970-71: An Implementation Committee, consultants, 
and administration would develop complete plans for a 
pilot program, including the administrative structure, 
advisory procedures, allocation of faculty, generation of 
on-campus and off-campus projects, and utilization of the 
physical plant of WPI for both educational and living 
purposes. Concurrently, all departments would undertake a 
thorough study of the content of their course offerings in 
order to design new courses to meet the educational 
requirements of the new program. 

1971-72: First year of pilot program. Some members of 
the faculty would be involved on a full-time basis, others on 
a part-time basis, working with approximately ten to fifteen 
percent of the undergraduate student body, proportion- 
ately distributed by classes, except for seniors. 


1972-73: Pilot program would be considerably enlarged 
with the addition of a large portion of the entering class as 
well as upperclass transfers from the regular program. 
Approximately two-thirds of the faculty would be involved 
at least part-time. 

1973-74: All faculty would be involved to some extent. 
Approximately two-thirds of the students would be under 
the new program. 

1974-75: All entering students and most upperclassmen 
would be on the new program. Upperclassmen under 
existing programs could continue until graduation but no 
new students would be accepted under present graduation 


1. A Dean of Program Operations should be appointed 
as soon as possible, and no later than September 1, 1970, to 
direct the development of a pilot program. 

2. Each department at WPI should begin a detailed 
study of the content of its undergraduate program so that it 
can design new courses meeting the requirements of the 
Plan. This study should be completed no later than April 1, 

3. WPI should seek the advice of consultants from 
industry, government, and other colleges and universities in 
the development of the pilot program. 

4. WPI should appoint ten new faculty members, 
selected particularly because of the contributions they 
could make to the Plan as exemplified by their previous 

5. Upon adoption of the Plan by the faculty, the 
Admissions and Public Relations Offices should develop 
detailed brochures regarding the new academic program of 
the College and should embark upon an extensive campaign 
to educate guidance directors and other school officials 
regarding its operation. 

Two Towers, Part IV: A Plan was presented to the 
faculty and staff on April 20, 1970. Since that time, a series 
of meetings and discussions have been held concerning the 
Plan and it is the hope of the committee that some definite 
decisions relative to the implementation of the Plan can be 
reached by mid-May, 1970. 

The Journal has only attempted to summarize some of 
the important items contained in the Plan. (The original 
length of the Plan was 123 pages). Additional and more 
detailed information may be obtained by contacting the 
college. Your comments concerning the Plan are welcomed. 

We are a group of alumni and friends formed to assist WPI Athletics. 

Our accomplishments to date have been: 

Tutorial support to all student athletes desiring it. • Referral of student athletes 
to WPI. • Publication of a very well-received brochure — "Sports in Perspec- 
tive" — (copies are available). • Seasonal mailings of athletic Newsletters. • Social 
gatherings at the various athletic events. 

Solid growth has been experienced— (membership has doubled itself each year— over 

150 members now). 

1st year - 1967-68 74 members 2nd year - 1968-69 150 members 

3rd year - 1969-70 Progress ahead of last year 



Sign me up as a member of THE POLY CLUB Dues enclosed. 

$25.00 Sustaining Member (Includes Season Pass to all WPI home games, all sports) 

$10.00 Participating Member 

Name Class 


(Bill mo lolor as indicated above ) 



Olavi H. Halttunen, '45, has ac- 
cepted the recently created position of 
Vice President for University Re- 
lations. The new position is the top 
supervisory position in the areas of 
public and press relations, college de- 
velopment, fund raising, and the cor- 
porate associates program. 

Prior to coming to WPI, Olle had 
been Vice President for Marketing at 
Jamesbury Corp., Worcester, and be- 
fore that he was Director of Marketing 
at Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, a sub- 
sidiary of Federal Pacific Electric Co., 
in Newark, N. J. Most of his business 
experience, however, has been with 
General Electric Co., which he served 
in several marketing and management 
capacities throughout the country. 

Mr. Halttunen attended Colby Col- 
lege before enrolling at WPI. His 
education was interrupted by three 
years service in the Navy during World 
War II, including duty in the South 

Mr. Halttunen, '45 

Pacific. He returned to WPI and was 
graduated with a bachelor of science 
degree in mechanical engineering. 

In a statement announcing Mr. 
Halttunen's appointment, Dr. Hazzard 
said: "The tremendous financial pres- 
sures on private colleges offering 
quality education require the greatest 
possible efforts in locating support. 
Because of the unusual possibilities for 
contribution to modern society by our 
technologically educated graduates, we 
need creative new approaches to assure 
such support at WPI. The addition of 
Mr. Halttunen with his outstanding 
technical marketing experience will 
greatly strengthen our efforts in this 


Prof. William R. Grogan, '46, has 
been appointed to the newly-created 
post of Dean for Undergraduate Pro- 
grams at Worcester Polytechnic Insti- 

In his new post, Prof. Grogan will 
be responsible for the undergraduate 
curriculum and curricular program 
planning, summer school, and coordi- 
nation of academic matters with the 
Worcester Consortium for Higher 
Education. He will continue to hold 
the rank of professor of electrical 
engineering when he begins his new 
duties on July 1 . 

In announcing the appointment, 
President George W. Hazzard said, 
"The planning, adoption, implementa- 
tion, and management of under- 
graduate programs necessary for the 
fulfillment of our future educational 
goals will require a much greater effort 
than has been needed in the past. Prof. 
Grogan's service as chairman of the 

faculty curriculum study committee 
and other activities in this area have 
been indicative of the special skills he 
brings to this important new post." 

Prof. Grogan was graduated from 
WPI in 1946 and received his master's 
degree in 1949. He has been a member 
of the WPI faculty since 1946 and was 
promoted to full professor in 1962. He 
was the recipient of the 1969 Faculty 
Award, given annually for distin- 
guished service and for distinguished 
excellence in teaching. 

Professor Grogan, '46 


James R. Keskula has been ap- 
pointed to the recently-created posi- 
tion of director of personnel relations 
for the college. In this new position, 
Mr. Keskula will be responsible for 
personnel relations with non-academic 
personnel employed by WPI. He will 
also be involved in the researching and 
coordinating of certain staff benefits 
for the faculty and professional staff. 


One of the highlights of Earth Day, April 22 was a speech by Massachusetts Governor Sargent. 
Pictured here, left to right are: Pres. Hazzard, Worcester Mayor George A. Wells, Gov. Sargent, 
and Earth Day Chairman, Domenic J. Forcella, Jr., '70. 

A graduate of Boston University, 
Mr. Keskula has a broad background in 
the personnel field. Immediately prior 
to joining WPI, he was manager of 
personnel and executive assistant to 
the president at Ty-Core, Inc., of 
Nashua, N.H. Prior to that he was 
associated with Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology and the Mitre Corp. in 
placement and personnel capacities 
along with spending three years in 
inventory control, purchasing, and per- 
sonnel work at Reid-Meredith, Inc., of 
Lawrence, Mass. 


The WPI Glee Club completed a 
tour during the week of March 30 
which was termed a huge success by all 
involved. Under the direction of Prof. 
Louis Curran, the group made seven 
concert appearances in three cities in 
four days. Cities included on the tour 
were Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and 

Arrangements for the various con- 
certs were made by the local alumni 
chapter presidents and included setting 
up an evening concert for WPI alumni 

and the public, plus an appearance at 
an assembly program in a local high 
school. In addition, a concert was 
presented at the General Electric Co.'s 
Research and Development Center in 
Schenectady, N.Y., arranged by Albert 
M. Demont, '31, and the group was 
given a tour of the facilities following 
the concert. 

Although the evening concerts 
were presented to relatively small 
audiences, the Glee Club was ex- 
tremely well received. Most alumni 
were impressed by the fine perform- 
ance by the group and expressed satis- 
faction that the group was able to 
undertake a tour and to do so in such 
a professional manner. 


As previously announced, tuition 
will be increased S300 in September, 
1970, to a total of S2.400 annually. 
Faced with the rising costs of educa- 
tion, the increase places WPI at about 
the same tuition level as other private, 
technically-oriented colleges in the 

In addition to tuition costs, an 
entering freshman in the fall of 1970 
can expect to have the following ex- 
penses: board ($580); room ($375); 
books and supplies ($130); social fee 
($20); accident and health insurance 
($35); and a room damage deposit 
($25). Although the room cost listed is 
only an average and can vary from 
$325 to $600, the average freshman in 
the fall of 1970 can expect to have 
expenses of $3,665, exclusive of such 
items as travel, clothing, laundry, 
linen, and entertainment. 


WPI recently received a grant of 
$220,000 from the National Science 
Foundation to support the Worcester 
Area College Computation Center 
which is located in Gordon Library. 
According to Norman E. Sondak, 
Director of the center, the grant will 
be used to pay salaries of personnel 
employed at the center. Presently, the 
center employs nine persons full-time, 
of whom five are professionals. No 
new personnel will be hired with the 

The center is used by about 15 
colleges in the area and is used for 
computer science education, research 
in many areas, and by participating 
college administrations. The center 
supports engineering and scientific 
courses at WPI and other colleges as 
well as courses such as sociology, 
psychology, and geography at Clark. 
WPI and Clark are the major users of 
the center. 

The center serves all the colleges 
participating in the Worcester Con- 
sortium for Higher Education, al- 
though it is not actually a part of the 
Consortium. Participating colleges 
from the greater Worcester area are 
Assumption, Anna Maria, Holy Cross, 
Worcester State, Becker Junior, Leices- 
ter Junior, Quinsigamond Community, 
Worcester Junior, Clark, and WPI. 



The Pub, located in the basement 
of Sanford Riley Hall, is now in its 
second full year of operation and has 
enjoyed a successful year. Formally 
created two years ago to promote 
closer communication between stu- 
dents and faculty on a social level, the 
Pub has a license to sell beer and wine. 
Memberships are available to any 
member of the WPI community 21 
years of age or older. 

The Pub currently has about 250 
members with many of these being 
graduate students and faculty mem- 
bers. It is student-operated with two 
seniors. Randy Sablich of Seaford, 
N.Y., and Jim Bagaglio of Milford, 
Mass., managing it this year with Dean 
William F. Trask as their advisor. It is 
open only on Wednesday evenings and 
Friday afternoons. 


Frederick L. Broad, Jr., Director 
of Development at WPI since 1963, 
has accepted a position as Director of 
the Department of Public Information 
at Old Sturbridge Village in Stur- 
bridge, Mass. 

While at WPI, Mr. Broad was re- 
sponsible for capital giving, deferred 
giving, foundation grants, and other 
methods of fund raising for the col- 
lege. He supervised the successful 
Centennial Fund campaign from 
1964-67 which resulted in contribu- 
tions to WPI of over $15 million. 

According to an announcement 
from Old Sturbridge Village, the De- 
partment of Public Information is a 
new department, formed to better 
inform members and friends of the 
Village and the general public about 
the complete program and wide range 

of activities and resources of the Vil- 
lage. Old Sturbridge Village is nation- 
ally known as a museum of early New 
England life and for its unique ex- 
hibits, but its function as an educa- 
tional institution with the extensive 
programs and resources that this 
involves is not generally realized, and 
Mr. Broad will be responsible for 
promoting this educational area. 


Robert W. Pritchard, WPI's Direc- 
tor of Athletics and Head of the 
Physical Education Dept., was recently 
appointed a vice president of the 
National Collegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion. He succeeds Dolph Samborski as 
representative of District I, and he will 
also serve on the NCAA Council, 
which is the policy-making committee. 

In another recent event, Pritchard 
was elected president of the New 

The Student Government Social Committee sponsored Spree Day on April 16. Classes were 
called off at 9:00 a.m. and the remainder of the day was beer and bands on the quadrangle. 


Construction on Stoddard Residence Center progresses about on schedule. 

England Inter-Collegiate Amateur 
Athletic Association. 

Pritchard has long been active in 
many athletic organizations, and his 
recent elections only serve to em- 
phasize his popularity and competency 
in his field. He is a past president of 
the New England College Athletic 
Conference. He has served on three 
different Eastern College Athletic Con- 
ference committees and recently com- 
pleted a four-year term on the ECAC 
executive committee. He is also a past 
chairman of the Quinsigamond 
Regatta Committee and currently 
serves on their board of directors. 

He graduated from Susquehanna in 
1936 and received his master of educa- 
tion degree from Penn State in 1940. 
He came to WPI as head football coach 
in 1947, a position he held for 20 
years. He has been athletic director for 
the past 18 years. 


After serving as interim basketball 
coach for one year, James J. (Jim) 
Herrion has been appointed head 
basketball coach and assistant profes- 
sor in the Department of Physical 
Education and Athletics. This past 

season he directed the basketball team 
to its first winning season in 11 years, 
finishing the season with a record of 
11-10 while winning six of the last 
seven games of the season. He has to 
be optimistic about next year, too, for 
only one member from this year's 
team will be graduating. 

Herrion was a varsity basketball 
aide and a freshman coach at Holy 
Cross for three years, working under 
head coach Jack Donahue. He resigned 
in 1968 to become a guidance coun- 
selor at Tantasqua Regional High 
School in Sturbridge, Mass. While at 
Holy Cross, his freshman teams com- 
piled a highly respectable 34-15 rec- 
ord. Prior to joining Holy Cross in 
1965, he had been at Sacred Heart 
High School in Yonkers, N.Y. He had 
a varsity basketball record of 157-67 
in 12 seasons at that school. He is the 
second former Holy Cross coach to 
cross the town to WPI. Melvin G. (Mel) 
Massucco, now associate professor in 
physical education and athletics, 
joined the WPI faculty in 1967 to 
become head football coach of the 

Bob Pritchard, who made the an- 
nouncement of Herrion's appoint- 

ment, said, "I am very happy that Jim 
Herrion has decided to accept the 
position in the Physical Education 
Department. He will be head basket- 
ball coach with other coaching duties 
in the Fall and Spring. He will also 
work with physical education classes 
as do all other members of the depart- 

"Jim served as interim head 
basketball coach for the last season 
and did an excellent job, concluding 
with a winning season. The winning 
season was climaxed with a double 
overtime win over arch rival Clark 

"I am sure the members of the 
basketball squad will be pleased with 
this announcement. I think the associ- 
ation will be good for all concerned." 

Herrion is a graduate of lona Col- 
lege and has a master of arts in 
guidance in the secondary school from 
New York University. Presently living 
in Oxford, Mass., Herrion is married 
and the father of three boys. 

Coach Herrion 





Director, Alden Research Laboratories 

Editor's Note: In 1894, Prof. 
George I. Alden, then head of the 
Mechanical Engineering Dept. of 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 
foresaw a need for research in hy- 
draulics and fluid mechanics. He 
selected a 240-acre site in Hoi den on a 
power privilege which had flowage 
rights to a 1 50-acre pond. Through his 
efforts, the site was given to the 
Institute and a laboratory constructed. 

The laboratory was formally named 
the Alden Hydraulic Laboratory in 
1915 when George Alden financed a 
meter station. Through gifts or grants 
from his trust fund after his death, 
additions to the facility were made in 
1925, 1930, 1936, and 1937. Further 
generosity from his trust fund made 
possible the construction of the 
present main building in 1968. 

The Alden Research Laboratories 
are operated as a separate research 
facility of WPI. Presently, its efforts 
are divided into four main work areas. 
The facility must first provide research 
facilities and instruction for graduate 
and undergraduate students studying 
at WPI. Second, the Laboratory 
provides services to industry in the 
area of flow calibration or flow studies 
of numerous devices used in pipe lines 
ranging in size from a fraction of an 
inch in diameter to 48 inches in 
diameter. The third area is concerned 
with naval ballistic studies associated 
with water entry, water exit or under- 
water studies. 

Finally, the Laboratory has ac- 
quired a national and an international 
reputation in the area of model studies 
of rivers, dams, spillways, intakes. 

Alden Research Laboratories Director Lawrence C. Neale, '40. discusses a project with 
Gordon T. Curney, '41, a member of the Alden staff. 



pumps, etc. In addition to a pump test 
facility, there are currently 30 models 
in existence or under construction at 
the Laboratory. Of these models ten 
are in the area of flow through struc- 
tures, eight for pump storage projects, 
ten for heat rejection studies, and two 
miscellaneous studies. 

In addition to the model studies, 
members of the staff are active par- 
ticipants on numerous national and 
international committees dealing in 
areas of fluid mechanics. This, in 
addition to consulting on numerous 
full-scale projects, helps the Laborato- 
ry staff stay abreast of current work in 
its field. 

The following article by Prof. Neale 
explains some of the current areas of 
effort at the Laboratory. 

The Alden Research Laboratories 
continue to develop in a number of 
areas that are of interest to many of 
our alumni and friends. In the instruc- 
tional program, the staff is par- 
ticipating in a number of the new 
courses which are developing on the 
main campus. At least one staff mem- 
ber (Albert G. Ferron, '57) is par- 
ticipating in ES 102, the "Introduc- 
tion to Science and Engineering" for 
freshmen, which has been extremely 
successful. Another member (Prof. 
Clifford H. Lantz) has been one of two 
faculty members responsible for the 
CM III "Environmental Engineering" 
course for freshmen. In addition, a 
new graduate course in Open Channel 
Flow is now being offered on a regular 
basis by a staff member (Prof. Peter A. 
Larsen). The usual courses of Elemen- 
tary Fluid Mechanics, Power Plant 
Design, and Hydraulic Transients con- 
tinue to be offered. With the availabili- 
ty of the new building at Alden, the 
laboratory experimental equipment 
for the undergraduate courses is gradu- 
ally being updated and moved into the 
new experimental wing. The transfer 
to the new building of some student 
experiments is being developed to give 
the students the "feel" of the new 

The space in what was our main 
building and is now our number 2 
building is being utilized for other 
work, such as a graduate thesis in the 
old student laboratory. In connection 
with the old building, it should be 
noted that the 50,000-pound weighing 
tank scales are calibrated every six 
months, and on the basis of these 
calibrations, they continue to perform 
as a high precision instrument after 94 
years of service. The flow capability 
has been increased with the addition 
of two centrifugal pumps so that 
maximum flow is now 22 cubic feet 
per second, a large increase over our 
early capabilities. Thus, it is apparent 
that building number 2 is being used at 
equally as high a level as at any time in 
its history. 

In the new experimental wing of 
building number 1, a 100,000-pound 
weigh tank has now been put in 
service. This has been a major effort of 
all hands with special credit to Prof. 
Leslie J. Hooper, '24, Prof. Hobart H. 
Newell, '18, and Mr. Alden T. Roys, 
'40. The "shakedown" exercise is still 
going on but two complete 
calibrations have been carried out, and 
the excellent results on these initial 
runs predict a fine caliber of work in 
the future. Another project set up at 
present in the experimental wing of 
the new building is an example of the 
expanding interest of Alden Research 
Laboratories. A full-scale mock-up of 
the reactor cavity on an 880 MW unit 
is being studied to determine the 
cooling air flow distribution between 
the concrete and the insulating panels. 
The construction and testing on this 
experiment is being handled by Mr. 
Gordon T. Gurney, '41, a recent 
addition to the Alden staff. The flow 
measurement facilities are being uti- 
lized to the fullest extent possible by 
industry for both flow meter develop- 
ment and control and regulation 
studies for valve manufacturers. 

A major portion of the Alden 
research effort is being directed to- 
ward service to the power industry and 
the research needs involved with the 
expanding installed capacity. Two 

. with a 


main areas of interest, pumped storage 
and thermal pollution, are apparent 
from a review of our projects. The 
vital concern over heat dissipation 
from thermal electric plants has result- 
ed in a number of river model-type 
studies being conducted. Over the past 
17 years there have been 23 of these 
studies conducted for various power 
producers. At present there are five 
active studies being conducted at 
ARL. These are the Calvert Cliffs 
Nuclear Plant on Chesapeake Bay for 
the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.; 
the Indian Point Nuclear Plant on the 
Hudson River for the Consolidated 
Edison Co. of New York; the Peach 
Bottom Nuclear Plant on the Susque- 
hanna River for the Philadelphia Elec- 
tric Co.; the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Sta- 
tion on Lake Ontario for the Power 
Authority of the State of New York; 
and the Chalk Point Plant on the 
Patuxent River for the Potomac Elec- 
tric Power Co. In each of these studies, 
the basic goal is to minimize the effect 
of the heated condenser water dis- 
charge on the receiving body of water. 
The ARL part in this effort is to 
define the flow patterns of the warm 
water being discharged to develop data 
in a form to allow decisions by the 
ecologist, on the biological effects, and 
by the design/operating engineer, on 
the performance. In developing a test 
program to satisfy our goals, the type 



Professor Neale and Albert G. Perron, '57, discuss a project. 

of structures involved, the modes of 
operation of the plant, the receiving 
body conditions, and other pertinent 
aspects are all integrated into the 
model. Thus, comparisons of plant 
operations, structural modifications, 
and other pertinent parameters can be 

In terms of size and scope, these 
models are of interest. In order to 
model 34 miles of Chesapeake Bay at a 
scale of 1/1000, the Calvert Cliffs 
model is over 200 feet long and 
averages 60 feet in width. Controls at 
three boundaries of the model provide 
the correct tidal flow variation and 
water surface change automatically 
and continuously. It should be pointed 
out that the time scale is such that a 
12Y2 hour tide cycle is reproduced in 
7 1 /2 minutes. Also, in terms of scaling, 

the temperature variations are mod- 
eled at 1 to 1, which means that a 1 ° 
F. change in the field is reproduced by 
a 1° F. change in the model. These 
tidal models are basically self-con- 
tained, in that a sump is provided and 
tidal-river flows are pumped from the 
sump to provide the correct tidal 
flows. The sump affords the possibility 
to maintain any required river or 
estuary temperature such as winter 
condition of 32° F. or a summer 
temperature near 90° F. 

In terms of data retrieval, the later 
models provide some interesting 
changes from earlier installations. In 
the Indian Point model a data retrieval 
system is installed for 300 individual 
temperatures. The system is able to 
survey these 300 points in 15 seconds 
total. The data is printed on paper 

tape and simultaneously digitalizes the 
data and records it on magnetic tape. 
The tape can, in turn, be used in 
computer techniques and permits data 
reduction as well as computer con- 
trolled plots of the data. 

Pumped storage is another interest- 
ing new aspect of the Alden Research 
Laboratory modeling task. The model 
study is usually concerned with the 
flow patterns in the upper reservoir 
and the possible formation of vortex 
flow in the immediate vicinity of the 
intake structure. A case in point is the 
model of the newly-announced Bear 
Swamp development on the Deerfield 
River in Massachusetts. The entire 
upper reservoir has been modeled at 
ARL to a scale of 1/50 to study the 
intake. In addition to studies to elimi- 
nate vortex flow, assurance must be 



developed that no large blocks of ice 
can be withdrawn from the reservoir. 
The entire reservoir is modeled, since 
early studies have shown that the 
patterns of flow developed in the 
reservoir are critical to the accurate 
modeling of flow near the intake. 
Other areas of study on this model 
include head loss and rock trap prob- 

In still another area the pump test 
facility is now fully operative with two 
loops available under the supervision 
of Mr. Frazier P. Colon, MS '68. One 
loop is a 40 HP constant speed stand 
for centrifugal pumps. This loop is 
designed basically for developmental 
type studies and incorporates a cradled 

drive, a calibrated venturi meter, and 
associated speed and head measure- 
ment equipment, all arranged to take 
advantage of a concrete sump 40' x 5' 
x 8' in volume. 

The second loop is a 100 HP 
variable speed installation for vertical- 
type pumps. The loop incorporates a 
calibrated venturi meter and basic 
water columns for head measurement. 
A diesel-driven DC generator provides 
power to the variable speed DC drive. 
Model pumps with as much as a 12" 
diameter have been tested in this loop. 
This facility is set up entirely in 
building number 6, which also is ar- 
ranged to test pump well intakes and 
similar structures. 

A series of tests have been conduct- 
ed this past winter on a 40 HP gear 
drive for a water treatment system. An 
interesting aspect of the tests has been 
the use on a sponsored project of an 
Alden Dynamometer for the first time 
in over 30 years. The dynamometer 
has performed so well that the client 
has indicated an interest to purchase 
such a unit. 

These are some of the highlights of 
the present activities at Alden Re- 
search Laboratories. The Laboratories 
are open for visitation and inspection 
and a visit will certainly provide a 
more complete picture of the current 
status of our instructional and research 


1- New Lab Building 

2- Old Lab Building 

3- Low Head Lab 

4- Technician's Off. 

5- Sammis I 
Vermont Yankee 

6- Foster Wheeler 

7- Chalk Point 

8- Riley Stoker 

9- Pilgrim Wave Basin 

10- Bear Swamp 
1 1- Morgantown 

12- Calvert Cliffs 

13- Indian Point III 

14- Gilboa 

15- Peach Bottom 

16- Jocassee 

17- Beaver Valley 

18- Indian Point II 
Vt. Yankee Disch. 
Northfield Intake 
Cornwall II 

Area A-Oyster Creek 

Area B-Northfield River 

Area C-Easton 

City of Madrid 

Area D-Ludington 
Oyster Creek II 




Eight faculty promotions were 
announced recently by M. Lawrence 
Price, '30, Vice President and Dean of 
the Faculty. The promotions will be- 
come effective July 1 , 1 970. 


Promoted to professor of electrical 
engineering is Dr. Harit Majmudar. He 
received his BS degree from Banaras 
Hindu University in 1952 and his 
doctorate degree from Syracuse Uni- 
versity in 1961. He joined the staff of 
WPI in 1964 as an associate professor 
and has written several articles and 

Associate Professor 

Dr. Robert W. Fitzgerald, '53, has 
been promoted to associate professor 
of civil engineering. Dr. Fitzgerald 
received his bachelor's and master's 
degrees from WPI in 1953 and 1960, 
respectively. He recently received his 
doctorate degree from the University 
of Connecticut, and he has been an 
assistant professor at WPI since 1963. 

John A. Mayer, Jr., has been pro- 
moted to associate professor of me- 
chanical engineering. Prof. Mayer re- 
ceived his bachelor's degree from New 
York State Maritime College in 1954. 
He has earned two master's degrees, 
one in mechanical engineering from 
Columbia University in 1956 and one 
in nuclear engineering in 1962. He was 
an instructor and rose to be an associ- 
ate professor at N.Y. State Maritime 
College before he joined the WPI 
faculty as an assistant professor in 

Dr. Alfred A. Scaia has been pro- 
moted to associate professor of 
chemistry. He received his bachelor's 
and master's degrees from Brooklyn 
College in 1957 and 1961, respec- 
tively, and received his PhD degree 

from the Polytechnic Institute of 
Brooklyn in 1965. He came to WPI in 
1966 as an assistant professor. 

Dr. Kenneth Schoen has been pro- 
moted to associate professor of mathe- 
matics. Dr. Schoen received his doctor- 
ate degree in mathematics from the 
University of Pittsburgh in 1968. He 
had previously received a BA degree 
from the University of Connecticut in 
1954, an AM degree in mathematics 
from Yale University in 1955, and an 
MS degree in engineering science from 
RPI in 1961. He joined the staff at 
WPI in 1968 as an assistant professor. 

Dr. Stephen J. Weininger has been 
promoted to associate professor of 
chemistry. Dr. Weininger received a 
BA degree from Brooklyn College in 
1957 and received his doctorate degree 
from the University of Pennsylvania in 
1964. He then was a senior demonstra- 
tor at Durham University in England 
for a year before he joined the staff at 
WPI in 1965 as an assistant professor. 

Assistant Professor 

Warren E. Chase has been pro- 
moted to assistant professor of mathe- 
matics. He received a BS degree from 
Franklin & Marshall in 1956, and an 
MS degree from the University of New 
Hampshire in 1962. He was an instruc- 
tor at WPI, 1962-63; a teaching assist- 
ant at Lehigh, 1963-64; an instructor 
at Albright College, 1964-65; and he 
returned to WPI in 1965 as an instruc- 

George F. Riley has been pro- 
moted to assistant professor of 
physics. He joined the faculty at WPI 
in 1961 as an instructor after receiving 
a BS degree from Brown University in 
1957 and an MS degree from the 
University of Maine in 1959. He was 
an instructor at the University of 
Maine from 1959-61. 

Professor Chase 





WPI will be well represented when 
the second running of the Great Elec- 
tric Car Race begins on August 19. 
About 60 WPI students, ranging from 
freshmen to graduate students, are 
involved in designing and producing 
six different minimum pollution auto- 
mobiles for entry in the race. 

The entire concept for a minimum 
pollution auto race began in 1968 
when MIT and Cal Tech held an 
electric car challenge race. This year 
the same two schools decided to ex- 
pand their race and invited entries 
from engineering students at other 
colleges in North America. At present, 
about 40 entries are expected. The 
race will run from Cambridge, Mass., 
to Pasadena, Calif. 

The only design requirements are 
that the vehicles produce less pollution 
than the amount allowed by the State 
of California motor vehicle code which 
will go into effect in 1975. Entry 
requirements dictate that each entry 
must meet local requirements for 
vehicle registration, that certain design 
and performance tests must be passed 
before the cross country drive begins, 
and that each vehicle must be driven 
by a team of two registered college 

The response to the project and 
challenge at WPI has been overwhelm- 
ing. According to Roger R. Borden, 
MS '61, Professor of Mechanical Engi- 
neering and faculty advisor for the 
project, "When I first mentioned the 
project, I expected that there would 
be several students who would want to 
develop an entry. I was hardly pre- 
pared to find 60 men who would come 
up with six different designs. However, 
each team has come up with plans 
which are technically sound and quite 
practical as prototypes of new types of 
automotive power." 

Planned entries from WPI include a 
reciprocating steam engine car, a steam 
turbine car, a gas turbine car, a natural 
gas car, a modified "conventional" 
engine car, and a hybrid-electric car. 
All of the entries are being adapted 
from conventional automobiles with 
only the necessary changes in the 
power plant and power train being 
made. Donation of automobiles has 
been made by at least one local auto 
dealer and support in terms of finances 
and/or parts has come from a wide 
range of sources. The Ford Motor 
Company and Mobil Oil Company, for 
example, are jointly sponsoring one 
entry, while Saab is sponsoring an- 
other entry. 

"These men have already received 
considerable help and encouragement 
in the form of donated or loaned 
pieces of equipment," said Prof. Bor- 
den. "Other firms are providing equip- 
ment at cost. They'll also need funds 

for operating and living expenses as 
the entries drive across the country in 
August. We've already had several 
offers of support from people who 
want to back a winner. 

"I feel this is really a pilot pilot 
program for the Two Tower III pro- 
gram," Prof. Borden continued. "If 
the program is adopted this spring, 
there will probably be a pilot program 
with the project approach. The stu- 
dents involved in this project have 
worked under an advisor relationship, 
have sought outside help on their own, 
and have sought successfully assistance 
from other departments on the Hill. 
It's been a real learning procedure for 
all involved," he enthused. 

And with the enthusiasm evident 
on the part of the students involved, as 
well as Prof. Borden, the prospect of 
the winner representing WPI would 
appear to be a distinct possibility. 

"The Gasser,"a natural gas powered car. is readied for display. 



mm mm 


Happiness is a winning season, and 
this is what Coach Jim Herrion's first 
WPI team achieved. Coming up with 
strong team efforts during the last half 
of the season, the team won its last 
four games and six of its last seven to 
finish with a record of 1 1-10, the first 
winning season in basketball in 11 

After starting the season quite 
strongly, the Engineers slumped about 
mid-season and, at one point, had a 
record of 5-9. Included in this were 
sound defeats at the hands of Boston 
University, 80-66, and Springfield Col- 
lege, 112-73. But at this point the 
hoopsters appeared to reach maturity 
as a team and went on to finish the 
season in an impressive style. 

After the Springfield massacre, the 
team bounced back to defeat Bates 
73-58. It was a solid team effort with 
excellent rebounding and a strong 
zone and zone trap press forcing nu- 
merous Bates turn-overs. The hoop- 
sters then went on to defeat Trinity 
before suffering a minor setback in 
their quest for a winning season, losing 
to Colby. 

Against a weak Coast Guard team, 
the Engineers upped their record to 
8-10 with a 76-51 victory, and talk 
suddenly centered around a winning 
season. Against Coast Guard, it was 
once again a team effort with four 
players scoring in double figures, led 
by junior co-captain Tim Rooney, '71, 
of Ludlow, Mass., with 17 points. 
Scoring an overwhelming victory over 
Suffolk University, 98-69, the Engi- 
neers upped their record to 9-10 and 
the possibility of a winning season 
appeared to center around the game 
with cross-town rival, Clark. 

The Clark game was everything it 
had been built up to be. It was a 

double overtime thriller with the score 
tied at 69-69 and 77-77 before reserve 
forward John O'Brien, '72, of Charles- 
town, Mass., canned an underhand 
layup with time running out to defeat 
Clark, 87-85. Sophomore center, 6'4" 
Jimmy Henderson, '72, of New Haven, 
Conn., was outstanding. He grabbed 
off 22 rebounds and was 9 for 1 1 from 
the floor, winding up with 20 points 
for the night. 

Before a large and spirited crowd, 
the Herrion-men ended the season by 
defeating Brandeis University, 82-58, 

and thus won their fourth game in a 
row and finished the season with a 
winning record. 

Coach Herrion did an outstanding 
job of building a winner in his first 
year as head coach. Not only did he 
produce a winning record, but he won 
six of his last seven games with an 
impressive display of team effort and 
desire. And the outlook for next year 
appears to be bright. Only one mem- 
ber of the squad graduates (Ollie 
Briggs of Rutland, Mass.), and it ap- 
peared as the season progressed that 
the freshman team might produce a 
few stars for the future. Freshmen 
with good talent included Bill lerardi 
of Hamden, Conn.; John MacDougall 
of Hopedale, Mass.; and Bob Zawada 
of Thompsonville, Conn. 

Jim Henderson, '72, goes high to grab another rebound against Colby. 




The wrestling team, coached by 
John Vino, finished their season with a 
record of five wins and five' losses. 
After getting off to a slow start, losing 
two of their first three matches, the 
matmen came on strong to finish with 
a .500 record. 

Outstanding all season long was 
co-captain Lenny Polizzotto, '70, of 
Westbury, N.Y., who finished the dual 
meet season undefeated, wrestling at 
134 lbs. His varsity record at WPI was 
an amazing 35-4-1, and he scored a 
school record of 121 points during his 
career to break the record of 103 
points held by Peter Grosch, '69. In 
the New Englands this year, Lenny, 
hampered by an injury, finished fourth 
in the 134-lb. weight class, a disap- 
pointment after finishing second in 
that weight division the previous year. 

Early in February, the matmen 
defeated Tufts University by a score of 
28-20 to bring their record to 3-2. This 
victory also brought them an eighth- 
place ranking in the New England 
wrestling conference. In their next 
match they brought their record to 4-2 
as they destroyed cross-town rival 
Holy Cross, 43-3. The only points 
scored by Holy Cross came when 
heavyweight Art Geetersloh, '72, of 
Avon, Conn., lost a 3-2 decision. 

The next two matches proved to 
be disappointments as the wrestlers 
dropped two heartbreakers to the Uni- 
versity of Hartford by a score of 24-20 
and to Brown University by an even 
closer score, 21-19. 

The grapplers then lost to the 
University of Massachusetts, suffering 
their worst defeat of the season as 
they were buried 41-5. The only win- 

Ned Cunningham, '71, lays in two against Brandeis as John O'Brien, '72, looks on. 

ner for WPI was all-star Lenny Poliz- 
zotto, who pinned his opponent. The 
matmen finished their season and 
evened their record at 5-5 as they 
defeated Ivy League foe Dartmouth, 

At the New England Tournament 
held at Springfield College, the team 
placed 11th in a field of 28. In this 
meet a fine performance in the 167-lb. 
weight class was turned in by sopho- 
more Jeff Petry, Greenlawn, N.Y. 

"Last November I wasn't quite 
sure what kind of a team we would 
shape into, particularly after gradu- 
ating five strong seniors who had 
scored a lot of points," commented 
Coach Vino. "The men worked hard 
to finish with a 5-5 record." 

Gone next year, among others, will 
be record-setting Lenny Polizzotto. A 
strong array of young talent, however, 
will be returning. Included in this 
group are sophomores Jeff Petry, who 
had a 7-3 record this past season, and 
Ken Kolkebeck of Westbury, N.Y., 
who had a 5-5 record, along with 
junior Greg Dickson of Gouverneur, 
N.Y., who finished with a 6-4 record. 
This nucleus, plus a strong freshman 
group, give Coach Vino a bright out- 
look for next season. 


The WPI hockey team also had a 
successful year as they gained the 
play-offs in the Worcester City College 
Hockey League for the first time in 
five years. 

Led by high-scoring sophomore "J. 
C." Tremblay of Waterville, Me., and 
defensemen Jim Risotti, a freshman 
from Marlborough, Mass., and junior 
co-captain Bob Johnson of W. Boyl- 
ston, Mass., along with outstanding 
goal-tender George Gamache, the team 
used strong teamwork to gain their 
play-off berth. 

The team entered the play-offs 
seeded fourth and finished in exactly 
that position, losing to both Holy 
Cross and Worcester State. 




The 1969-70 swimming team 
scored more victories than any other 
swim team in the history of WPI as 
they finished the season with a record 
of 6-2. They also scored a most 
impressive victory over Northeastern 
in a "practice" meet, to make Coach 
Carl Peterson's second season at WPI a 
memorable one. 

After opening the season with two 
impressive victories, the mermen ran 
into an extremely strong Tufts Univer- 
sity team and lost in a meet that was 
decided in the final event of the day, 
54-41. The team bounced back, how- 
ever, and easily defeated Babson as the 
free-style relay team broke the Babson 
pool record and, according to Coach 
Peterson, sophomore Randy Partridge 
of Braintree, Mass., had his best day 
ever in the diving event. 

The swimmers lost their second 
and final meet of the year in their next 
outing as an outstanding Coast Guard 
team defeated them in a heartbreaker, 
48-47. Senior co-captain Roger John- 
son of Hamden, Conn., was out- 
standing in defeat as he broke his own 

WPI record in the 200-yd. backstroke. 

In what Coach Peterson termed 
the most gratifying win of the season, 
the team came back to defeat the 
University of Massachusetts for the 
first time in nine years and only the 
third time since 1933. The meet was 
decided in the last event as WPI won 
the final relay by less than one second 
to come out on top 52-43. Three school 
records were set on the way to victory, 
with sophomore John Loehmann of 
the Bronx, N.Y., leading the way with 
a new record in the individual medley. 

The team finished the season with 
two easy victories over Brandeis and 
Lowell Tech to finish with a 6-2 
record. In the "practice" meet with a 
strong Northeastern team, the team 
came up with their best performance 
of the year, according to Coach Peter- 
son, as they prepared for the New 
England meet. 

In the strongest showing by a WPI 
swim team since the days of Bob 
Rounds, '64, "We swam at the New 
England's the way we had been cap- 
able of swimming all year," said Coach 
Peterson. "We swam up to our poten- 
tial there." The 400-yd. medley relay 

team, although they did not reach the 
finals, broke their own WPI record by 
a full seven seconds. Sophomore Bruce 
Eteson of Worcester, lowered his own 
record in the 200-yd. breaststroke by 
two seconds, and the 400-yd. free- 
style relay team of Dick Ellis, '72, of 
Gardner, Mass., senior co-captain Lou 
Zitnay of Stratford, Conn., Al Nafis, 
'72, of Hartford, Conn., and junior 
Tom Weil of Staten Island, N.Y., had 
an outstanding day, taking six seconds 
off the school record. 

The freshman team wound up 
their season with a 3-3 record. Two 
outstanding prospects for next year's 
varsity are Fred Baker of Falmouth, 
Me., who was consistently faster than 
the varsity times in the backstroke, 
and Steve Johnson of Wethersfield, 
Conn. Two other potential prospects 
are Vern Hatt of Staffordville, Conn., 
and Steve Cole of Wethersfield, Conn., 
who, according to Coach Peterson, 
shared the freshman team award for 
most improvement. 

Thus, with a strong freshman team 
and the loss of only four seniors, 
Coach Peterson is looking forward to 
an even better season next year. 

Lenny Polizzotto pins his opponent. 



To All WPI Alumni: 


Dear Fellow Alumnus: 

I wish I could sit down with each of you for a 
person-to-person discussion of recent developments re- 
garding a proposed administrative reorganization of our 
WPI Alumni Association. In lieu of our personal chat, I 
would like to use The Journal as the vehicle for delivering 
this important message to you. 

The past eight months. have been filled with action and 
progress. Your representatives have made outstanding con- 
tributions and, after a series of constructive "cards on the 
table" discussions and debates, have reached a position 
which I want to pass along to you. Your individual and 
collective reactions and suggestions are earnestly solicited. 

Let me first give you a brief recap of the developments 
since the summer of 1969. Soon after his inauguration, our 
new president of WPI, Dr. George W. Hazzard, clearly 
stated his conviction that your Alumni Association repre- 
sents an extremely important group of people. He has 
repeatedly stated that the future well-being of private, 
independent colleges in general, and WPI in particular, is, to 
a very large degree, dependent upon the whole-hearted, 
year-in-year-out support of alumni. And he was not 
referring to dollars alone. It was made clear that our 
president recognizes and stresses the need for non-financial, 
as well as financial, participation by our alumni. 

Since the day Dr. Hazzard arrived on our campus, it has 
been obvious that his prime objective and the prime 

objective of our Alumni Association are one and the same: 
to do all we can for WPI, to do what is best for WPI, and to 
do it all in the way that is most effective and best for WPI. 
Our common target was quickly established. 

Prior to the February, 1970 meeting of your Alumni 
Council, Dr. Hazzard requested that the Association give 
serious (and prompt) consideration to an ADMINISTRA- 
TIVE reorganization of the Alumni Association. The 
reorganization being considered is limited to administrative 
and office-type activities only. 

In presenting his recommendations, Dr. Hazzard made 
it clear that he is proposing nothing that will reduce the 
stature or functions of the Alumni Association. On the 
contrary, he visualizes the kind of dynamic, constructive 
Association we all want and have been planning for. It will 
be a more effective and powerful Alumni Association than 
has been known in any prior period. You, through your 
council delegates, would continue to elect your own 
officers, propose your own budgets before consolidation 
into the overall college budget proposal, and determine 
your own goals and programs. 

At its February 14, 1970 meeting, your Council passed 
a motion that we consider, between then and June, 1970, 
the suggested consolidation of the Alumni Association 
administrative office into the Institute, conditional upon 
studies of what would have to be done and what the 
advantages and disadvantages are. The Alumni Association 



president was authorized to appoint a committee to make 
the necessary studies and to meet personally with Dr. 
Hazzard and his associates. Under the outstanding chair- 
manship of Brad Hosmer, '61, this committee, named the 
Administrative Reorganization Committee, has worked 
hard and completed its assignment quickly and with flying 
colors. Each member of this committee was a volunteer and 
an enthusiastic participant. 

At the time of their appointments, the people on this 
committee represented every possible attitude toward the 
suggested administrative reorganization. In their lengthy 
face-to-face discussions with Dr. Hazzard and Mr. Halt- 
tunen, these fellows raised just about every question you 
would have asked if all 10,000 of you had been there. 
Fund-raising, budgeting, control of the Association, com- 
munications, publications, office economies, structure of 
alumni associations at other colleges, selection and election 
of the alumni secretary, and active involvement of alumni 
in non-financial working committees were among the major 
questions discussed at length. You may be assured that the 
subject at hand has received exhaustive and meticulous 
study. I can also assure you that the WPI president and 
your alumni representatives have a complete, two-way 
understanding of each other's goals, plans, and proposed 
implementation routes. Most importantly, the two groups, 
have established a high degree of mutual respect and 
working rapport. 

Before going any further, I want to be sure you clearly 
understand that there is not, nor has there been, during the 
deliberations, any intent or proposal'to affect your Alumni 
Association through absorption of the Association into the 
college structure. As far as your Association is concerned, it 
is not an absorption, nor is it a consolidation, merger, or 

In analyzing the duties and functions of your Alumni 
Association office, it quickly becomes apparent that in 
many areas there are administrative branches of the college 
organization performing similar, overlapping, or contiguous 
assignments. The proposal covers combinations of such 
activities. For examples, the Alumni Association and the 
college would: maintain and use one master file of alumni 
for all purposes; jointly plan, solicit, and record on a 
consolidated basis, all alumni giving (with all gifts directed 
to WPI); jointly plan and execute pre-admission inter- 

viewing and counseling; and eliminate duplication in publi- 
cations with the intent of providing more effective com- 
munication between each of you and your college. Under 
the terms of the proposal, the alumni secretary would still 
be elected by the Alumni Council, but would now report 
administratively to a member of the WPI president's staff, 
specifically, the vice president - university relations. His 
nomination would be recommended jointly by the nomi- 
nating committee of the Alumni Association and the vice 
president — university relations. 

I called a special meeting of your Executive Committee 
and Alumni Council on April 4, 1970, for the purpose of 
receiving Brad Hosmer's final report on the Administrative 
Reorganization Committee's fulfillment of the terms of the 
motion of the February Council meeting. 

The report recommended that the Alumni Association 
support and move ahead with the administrative reorganiza- 
tion proposal; and that a full statement of the recommenda- 
tions and conditions be mailed to every alumnus prior to 
May 5, 1970. Final action could then be taken at the 
annual meeting of the Association on June 6, 1970. 

There was a full discussion by the Council with Dr. 
Hazzard of supporting statements, reservations, and quali- 
fied opposition. As a result, there was a complete recon- 
ciliation of all points of view. 

The motion to adopt the Administrative Reorganization 
Committee's report and present it to each of you for final 
approval at the June, 1970 meeting was unanimously 
passed by the Executive Committee and Council. 

The material, with all necessary supporting detail, is 
now in your hands. Please give it your serious consideration 
and reach your own conclusions based upon your feelings 
regarding the progress you desire for WPI. Please communi- 
cate your opinions to your council delegates in advance of 
the June meeting. 

WPI and the Alumni Association are entering into a new 
and exciting era. We need the active interest and participa- 
tion of every one of you. 
Best regards, 


Robert E. Higgs, '40 


Alumni Association 





Note: The editors welcome comments 
concerning issues of the JOURNAL. 
The following letter is in response to "A 
Faculty Viewpoint" in the Winter 
1970 issue of the JOURNAL by Prof. 
Roger Borden. 

Dear Mr. Zepp: 

I would like to call your attention 
to Volume 73 of "The Journal", spe- 
cifically, "A Faculty Viewpoint" by 
Associate Professor Roger R. Borden. 

At the risk of appearing cynically 
critical of his expose, may I suggest 
that Professor Borden's presentation 
has all the earmarks of being just 
another can of Maxwell House off the 

In the last few years, we readers 
have been deluged with this type of 
triviality wrapped in the camouflaged 
cloak of "competence" to the extent 
that we can sympathize with the Pro- 
fessor's unconscious excursion into 
repitiveness; almost logarithmic plagia- 
rism. Succinctly, what he says is "old 

The only thing novel, I think, 
about his analysis of all the wrongs 
that have been wrought on young 
people by their parents, is the fact that 
he has, with his assumed and admitted 
competence, condemned the present 
world to "pretense, hypocrisy, false 
premises and expediency". He has 
suggested, but feebly so, that he is a 
member of this giant colony of execu- 
tioners. The pretentiousness of his 
writings do suggest that he be classi- 
fied as a charter member. 

I, too, in the last 25 years have had 
some experience in the observation of 
young people, especially college grad- 
uates. Admittedly, my association 

period follows that of the paternal 
protection afforded by parents and 
self adulation propounded by some 
college professors. These have been the 
"meat and butter days" — the days a 
person mentally and financially must 
become independent; or, become so 
frustrated that he or she resorts back 
to a career student, another cog in a 
government bureau, or some lesser 
occupation where a more energetic 
person directs their entire life. 

I would suggest to Professor Bor- 
den — that his admitted competency 
to write on his selected subject be 
fortified with additional responsibil- 
ities to be blended with his "teaching 
and counseling". 

And now, a few observations of 
my own about the youth. First, there 
is no establishment today that has not 
always existed between generations 
because of age differences. The only 
difference is that the word is used 
today to suggest something undisci- 
plined, because that's what some inef- 
fective frustrated people hope the 
world will degenerate to. Then, their 
appointed wisdom will allow them to 
save the world. 

As for the bearded, mustached 
students graduating from college, may 
I say that with the exception of 
socialist oriented, bureaucratic, educa- 
tionally affiliated or a parasitically 
inclined organization, that the length 
of the students beards and hair be- 
come indirectly proportional to their 
work and family responsibility and to 
their growing affluence. As they, 
through their labor and ingenuity be- 
come more prosperous, they seem to 
fuse very quickly into what I think 
Professor Borden refers to as the estab- 

lishment. And, I might say, converse 
to his pronouncement, it regularly 
happens before the age of 25. Frankly, 
it happens when they face the respon- 
sibility of paying a great portion of 
their income for taxes rather than 
receiving money as a hand-out. Only 
on the point of hand-out can I agree 
with Professor Borden concerning the 
wicked role being played by parents. 
Finally, with reference to the next 
to the last paragraph of his analysis of 
the human race, may I suggest that he 
tell his students that this country and 
its mankind has a future, not if we 
have a future. My class of '46 was a 
rebel class, no better, no worse than 
that of '70. But, if I'm to use his 
faculty viewpoint as a criteria, the 
difference is that the Professors at that 
time instilled in the students the fact 
that the world did not owe them a 
thing. We were told that as we pro- 
gressed mentally, spiritually, and fi- 
nancially that the contemporary world 
would progress with us. This grad- 
uate's viewpoint is that not to realize 
this fact suggest that one must be 
totally blind to the economic facts, 
oblivious to the religious views of 
humans, unappreciative of the giant 
strides made in social justice, and 
quarantined from the elegant plans 
being made and instituted to improve 
both man's mental and physical envi- 
ronment. In short, an academic snob 
would qualify. No accusations in- 
tended. This is simply a journey into 


R. P. Kuykendall, '46 D 








Director of Financial Aid 

A student's parent went to see a 
psychiatrist and said, "Doctor, I have a 
problem. But first let me tell you I 
have a $100,000 home, three auto- 
mobiles, and four children in college." 
The doctor replied, "That's fine. Now 
what's your problem?" The parent 
said, "I only make $60 per week." 

It would appear this gentleman, 
indeed, had somewhat of a "need". 
Most financial aid administrators, how- 
ever, would probably review his appli- 
cation with a rather jaundiced eye. 
Fortunately, we have not encountered 
such a problem, but as with all colleges 
we do have the opportunity to review 
some very interesting family situa- 

The concept of "need" in the 
awarding of student financial aid 
seems to not only be baffling but 
frustrating to many parents. Fre- 
quently we hear from the parents and 
sometimes even the students them- 
selves that a student they know, whose 
family lives in an expensive house, has 
two or three late model automobiles, a 
summer cottage, etc., has received 
great quantities of scholarship aid, 
while they, living frugally, have been 
denied the same opportunity. In fact, 
they feel they have even been pe- 
nalized for having saved and done 
without luxury items in order that 
their offspring might be able to attend 
college. Generally, the facts do not 
substantiate this information. Now it 
is true, that there are colleges which 
award grants-in-aid to students with- 

out consideration of the family finan- 
cial situation. These grants are 
primarily for the "purchase" of some 
particular talent such as athletics, 
music, art, etc. Of the total financial 
aid awarded annually in the United 
States, the greatest amount by far is 
awarded on the need concept! AtWPI 
all financial aid is awarded on the 
basis of need. 

Now then, what is "need"? Finan- 
cial need is the difference between the 
amount of money a student and his 
family can provide for an education 
and the expense of that education. 
Financial need is not a term 
synonymous with poverty. It is related 
to college expenses as well as family 
financial strength. While maintaining 
its objectively measured standard of 
living, a family that would need sub- 
stantial financial aid to send its stu- 
dent to one college might need much 
less to meet that student's expenses at 
another institution. Two elements 
must always be considered: 

1. The amount of money the stu- 
dent and his family can reasonably be 
expected to contribute toward a def- 
inite period of education, usually an 
academic year. 

2. The expense of the education 
during that period at the institution of 
higher education the student plans to 

Financial need is the difference 
between these two amounts; the 
greater the difference, the greater the 
need, measured on a scale relative to 
college expenses. 

Who determines financial need? At 
WPI, as with most colleges in the 
northeastern part of the United States, 
we use the College Scholarship Service 
to evaluate, on a formula basis, the 
financial need of our applicants. These 
formulas give an objective picture of 
the financial situation at a given 
moment and the attempt is to treat 
identical situations equally. While 
there are rarely two identical financial 
situations, in theory at least, the 
amount of need would be the same if 
there were. The C. S. S. analysis is a 
guideline for use of the financial aid 
administrators, but it must be pointed 
out that it is the college which makes 
the final determination of the stu- 
dents' need and, of course, the awards. 
I think it is important for parents of 
college students to understand that the 
C. S. S. formulas are constantly being 
revised. Therefore, it is possible for a 
family to be declined aid one year and 
to have a need the next, even though 
the overall financial situation has not 
changed. The reverse of this is also 
true. Therefore, I usually recommend 
that parents with children in college 
apply for financial aid every year (if 
they feel they have a need) even 
though their application has been re- 
peatedly declined. I think it is also 
important for parents to understand 
that the C. S. S. formula looks mainly 
to the family income for the contri- 
bution to the student's college ex- 
penses rather than the assets. Gener- 
ally the amount expected from family 
assets is negligible. 



Alumni Council Meets 

The Alumni Council of the Alumni 
Association held its Winter meeting on 
Saturday, February 14, 1970, in Mor- 
gan Hall. Thirteen alumni chapters of 
the Association were represented. 

WPI President Dr. George W. Haz- 
zard was introduced to the Council by 
Alumni Association President Robert 
E. Higgs, '40. In speaking to the group. 
Dr. Hazzard stated that he is very 
impressed by the environment on the 
campus and by the spirit and attitude 
of the alumni, and that because of 
this, he feels WPI is really on the 
move. He also indicated that the final 
Planning Committee report would 
present a model for the college which 
would individualize the instruction of 
every Tech student. 

Dr. Hazzard introduced an alum- 
nus of WPI, Olavi H. Halttunen, '45, to 
the Council as a newly-appointed Vice 
President of the college. He said he 
would be responsible for university 
relations, which include public and 
press relations, college development, 
and fund raising. 

Dr. Hazzard feels very strongly 
that the college can operate more 
effectively if a closer relationship 
exists between the alumni and the 
college. Therefore, he recommended 
that the Council take the steps neces- 
sary to make the management of 
alumni affairs a part of the college 
administration, effective as soon as 

Reporting on the activities of the 
Annual Fund, Alumni Fund Board 
Chairman Irving James Donahue, Jr., 
'44, stated that contributions were 
running about 10% ahead of the pre- 
vious year with a sum of $85,385.87 
having been contributed as of January 
31, 1970. 

Encouraging every Council Dele- 
gate to voice his opinions and to 
reflect the feelings of his local chapter 
to the best of his ability, President 
Higgs noted that the question of reor- 
ganizing the Alumni Association 
should be thoroughly discussed, and 
agreement must be reached on a pro- 
posed course and time of action. 

A majority of the time spent at the 
meeting was devoted to a discussion of 
the proposed reorganization of the 
Association. While many , seemed to 
feel that the Alumni Association and 
the college might eventually merge, 
there was a rather widespread lack of 
knowledge of how the merger would 
be handled. In addition, most people 
seemed to feel that the proposed 
merger date, as set by Dr. Hazzard, 
was probably too hasty to provide a 
smooth merger. Thus, upon a motion 
by Walter J. Bank, '46B, of the Wash- 
ington Chapter, a committee was 
established to "consider between now 
and June, 1970, the consolidation of 
the Alumni Association administrative 
office into the Institute, conditional 
upon the studies of what would have 
to be done, and what the advantages 
and disadvantages are. (Furthermore,) 
the President of the Association is to 
appoint a committee that will actively 
look into these points . . . in con- 
junction with representatives of the 
Institute so that we know clearly what 
has to be done and what it means to 

Trustees Nominated 

At the February 14 meeting of the 
Alumni Council, three WPI alumni 
were nominated by the Council to be 
Term Trustees of the Institute. Term 
Trustees serve for a period of five 
years. They may be renominated at 
the end of their first term to serve a 
second five-year term, but at the end 
of two consecutive terms on the 
Board, they become ineligible for 

This year the Council renominated 
for a second five-year term Daniel F. 
O'Grady, '30, and Lincoln Thompson, 
'21. Mr. O'Grady is currently general 
services manager for New England 
Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Bos- 
ton. While an undergraduate, he was a 

member of Alpha Tau Omega Frater- 
nity, Tau Beta Pi, and Skull. As an 
alumnus, he has served as the Boston 
Alumni Chapter President and was 
President of the Alumni Association 
from 1960 to 1962. Mr. Thompson is 
retired. He was formerly chairman of 
the board and chief executive officer 
of Raymond Engineering, Inc., in Mid- 
dletown, Conn. While an under- 
graduate, he was a member of Phi 
Sigma Kappa Fraternity and Sigma Xi 
Honorary Society. He has served the 
Alumni Association as a Council Rep- 
resentative, a member of the Executive 
Committee, and as a Vice President of 
the Association. 

The third nominee is Thomas B. 
Graham, '38. He was nominated to fill 

a vacancy created because William E. 
Hanson, '32, Chairman of the Board of 
Trustees, had completed two suc- 
cessive terms as a Term Trustee and 
thus was ineligible for renomination. 
Mr. Graham is presently operating 
his own law firm in New York City, 
and he specializes in patent and trade- 
mark matters. He graduated from WPI 
in 1938, with distinction, in chemical 
engineering and went on to receive his 
master's degree from WPI in 1940. He 
received his Juris Doctor degree from 
Georgetown University in 1946, and in 
1968 WPI awarded him an honorary 
Doctor of Engineering degree. He is a 
Past President of the New York 
Alumni Chapter and is a former 
member of the Alumni Fund Board. 



JUNE 5, 6, 7, 1970 

Friday, June 5 

Rooms Available, Daniels Hall. Check-In 

9:00 a.m. to Midnight 
See Schedule Below for your Reunion 

Saturday, June 6 

8:30- 9:30 Breakfast for Dorm Guests, Morgan Hall 
9:00-12:00 Registration, Morgan Hall Lobby 

Coffee Time 

Meeting of 50-Year Associates, Daniels Hall Lounge 

Class Pictures 

Alumni Parade 

Reunion Luncheon, Morgan Hall. 

Annual Meeting of Association Follows 

Commissioning Ceremony, ROTC, Alden Memorial 




Sunday, June 7 


Baccalaureate, Alden Memorial 

Commencement, Harrington Auditorium 
Reception on West Campus Follows 


1910 Morgan Hall June 5 

W. P. I. 

1911 Sterling Inn June 5 
Sterling, Mass. 

1912 Marlboro Country Club June 5 

Marlboro, Mass. 

1913 Winchendon School June 4-5 

Winchendon, Mass. 

1915 To be announced 

1920 Franklin Manor June 5 

W. Boylston, Mass. 

1925 Worcester Country Club June 5 

1930 Worcester Country Club June 5 

1935 Old Mill, Rt. 2 A June 5 

Westminster, Mass. 

1940 Worcester Country Club June 5 

1945 Sheraton Yankee Drummer June 6 

Inn & Motor House 

Auburn, Mass. 







With 2% months remaining in the 1969-' 

70 annual Alumni Fund, a total of $103,605.92 has been 

contributed by loyal alumni, 

and an additional 

$11,449.88 has been contributed by corporations which 

have matching gift programs 

Thus, the total of the two 


as of April 1 5, 

1970, is $115,055.80. 

Last year on the same date $93,878.55 had been contributed by alumni. 

The announcement in February of a special Challenge Fund has helped to boost the total contribu- 

tions to the Fund, and the oi 

tlook from this viewpoint continues to be encouraging. However, 1 

he per- 

centage of participation by a 


is somewhat disappointing as of April 1 5. On 

that date only 26% of 

the alumni had contributed to the 

Fund, which is a lone 

way from 

meeting the optimistic goal of 50% 

participation set by the Fund Board. 



15, 1970 


'er Rank by 

# in 

# of Gifts 





% Participation 


or Pledges 









$ 2,740.00 







901 .00 


Northern California 




















Northern New Jersey 






Rhode Island 



























Connecticut Valley 







Los Angeles 





North Shore 













New Haven 







Western New York 



















Central New York 













New York 




















Pacific Northwest 




















Out of District 







Others and Honorary 










Matching Gifts 






Board of Trustees Meet 


The Board of Trustees, at their midwinter meeting on 
February 14, approved a recommendation to establish a 
Department of Computer Science, effective July 1, 1970, 
and to establish a Bachelor of Science Program in Computer 
Science, effective in September, 1970. The new computer 
science program and degree will supplement the master's 
degree program in computer science which was approved by 
the trustees in February, 1969. The new program will 
utilize the facilities of the Worcester Area College Computa- 
tion Center located in Gordon Library. Dr. Norman E. 
Sondak is director of the center. 

The board elected Dr. William E. Hanson, '32, an 
at-large trustee, effective July 1, 1970. Dr. Hanson, who is 
chairman of the Board of Trustees, is currently a term 
trustee and has served two five-year terms. Under the 
constitution and by-laws of the Alumni Association, he 
became ineligible for renomination as a term trustee this 
year and could continue to serve on the board only by the 
action of the trustees. 

In other business. Dean Martin C. Van de Visse 
informed the board that applications for admission are 
running about the same as last year with a freshman class of 
550 as the goal this year. He also noted that the elimination 
of Saturday classes has probably decreased the student 
social life and that the number of recruiters and the number 
of available jobs are down from a year ago. 

Student Government President Steven A. Udell of 
Hewlett, N.Y., presented his thoughts to the trustees about 
the WPI community. He mentioned the need for a student 
union, a faculty lounge, and a definite need to make 
student housing more appealing. He further stated that he 
felt the Planning Committee report, if accepted, would be a 
giant step in the right direction for a successful WPI in the 

In his report to the trustees, Dr. Hazzard stated, in part: 

This report, my second, reflects a snow job. Here in 
Worcester, snow is all we have seen since early December, 
huge piles and streets full of it. But the campus has been 
hot with discussion about Two Towers III and the college 

role in many things. So the snow melts fast where the 
discussion is. 

The news media try to convince people they should feel 
sorry for college presidents these days. They shouldn't. We 
never had a better opportunity to examine our goals and 
test our ability to meet the challenges of society. And at 
WPI there is still a healthy climate for orderly and 
constructive change. 

There are other reasons why I am optimistic about WPI. 
This past winter and fall I have visited 16 alumni chapters. 
The alumni enthusiasm for WPI, respect for its past 
accomplishments, and interest in its future are exciting 
stimulants to a new president. But the effect is visible 
elsewhere. Everywhere I go in Worcester I find the same 
attitudes, that WPI has been and will be an important and 
respected part of the city. My objective is to retain and 
increase that confidence. 

Most interesting of all are the faculty and students and 
the "process" that is our kind of higher education. We have 
an excellent student body, intelligent, hard working, moral. 
Our faculty is devoted to teaching and it, too, fits the 
student description. Yet here is the rub. 

Many faculty and students have responded enthusias- 
tically to the proposals in Two Towers III. Yet many others 
have expressed doubts and raised objections. The way they 
do so expresses an attitude we must overcome at WPI. It 
seems to be a lack of self-confidence in their ability to 
accomplish great things, to learn on their own, to put 
themselves at risk for fear of failure. Still to be established 
is a self-image that properly reflects their abilities and frees 
them for great accomplishment. To me, their willingness to 
move ahead into a unique WPI kind of education will be a 
measure of our success in this area. 

We are in the throes of developing a long range 
academic plan stating the goals and the necessary intellec- 
tual steps to reach them. Coupled with the intellectual must 
be a physical plan to provide the environment most likely 
to ensure success. Much has been done by a sub unit of the 
Planning Committee but a great deal more detailed planning 



must be done before we can move confidently ahead. Only 
with a detailed, careful, yet flexible physical plan can we be 
confident about our next moves. 

The details are not yet clear but I think two physical 
needs are essential yet unmet. Even with the completion of 
the Stoddard Residence Center we still will need student 
housing promptly. The only question is "what kind?" 
Secondly we need better physical means for non-classroom 
interactions by all parts of our campus community — a 
College Center, but not necessarily the big all purpose 
student union of the state university. With the help of a 
sub-committee of the Planning Committee, I believe we will 
produce some novel but useful ideas. It is most important 
that both the housing and the center serve the real needs of 
the WPI community. 

Again this year the Student Social Committee is 
co-sponsoring with the Worcester Art Museum their series 
of twelve Sunday afternoon free concerts. These include 
performances of such groups as the New York Jazz Sextet, 
the Prokofiev Quartet, and the- Mozarteum Woodwind 
Quintet from Argentina. 

A dream of students for almost the past decade became 
a reality in late November when radio station WICN 
received permission from the Federal Communications 
Commission to begin program testing. This allowed the 
station, which is a project shared by students of both WPI 
and Holy Cross, to begin broadcasting at full power of 
2,000 watts. This station, which appears at 90.5 megacycles 
on the FM dial, now broadcasts athletic events, campus 
news, and for a large part of their program time, recorded 

During the fall the newspapers had many accounts of 
student participation throughout the country in the Viet- 
nam moratorium activities. Students in the Worcester area 
as throughout the country participated in October and 
November activities. On October 15 classes were held as 
usual, though some were sparsely attended as students took 
part in discussions concerning the Vietnam war. Some 
faculty members took the opportunity in the class period 
to discuss the topic of the day. In the afternoon delegations 
of students from the colleges of the city all marched to the 
center of Worcester for an outdoor rally in front of City 
Hall where a number of speakers took part. They heard 
talks by President Jackson of Clark University, President 
Swords of Holy Cross, and Dr. Hoagland of the Worcester 
Foundation for Experimental Biology. Commendation is 
certainly due the Worcester Police Department who worked 
with student leaders in arranging the routes of march and 
providing motorcycle and police escorts for the marching 
contingents, protecting them from traffic hazards on route 
to the center of the city. 

On the November moratorium day the campus activities 
were on a somewhat smaller scale. One of the major efforts 
of the WPI group was to encourage a large number of 


students to go to the local Red Cross Blood Center and 
make a donation of blood as an expression of their concern 
for others. 

Our black students have found the WPI experience 
generally satisfactory. We hope to continue or modestly 
expand the admission of academically qualified black high 
school graduates. The interest of several black girls is 
especially encouraging to us and to the men now on 

Several comments are in order in reference to the 
admissions situation this year. In spite of the increase in 
tuition effective next year, interest by applicants in WPI is 
at an all time high. More and more students with a serious 
interest in a technological education are finding WPI 
attractive. Helping to maintain high quality in the appli- 
cants is a major contribution of the Alumni Admissions 
Counselors. This is a dedicated group of several hundred 
alumni who actively have been seeking out and counseling 
the best candidates in their home areas. The admissions 
staff has developed a program to inform and involve these 
counselors throughout the year. 

The WPI Society of Families is again sponsoring coffee 
parties for prospective freshmen and their families this 
winter. Often co-sponsored by alumni in the areas where 
the meetings are held, these parties have been very effective 
in attracting candidates to the campus for a personal 
interview. Past experience indicates that the campus visit is 
one of the key factors in influencing an applicant to prefer 
WPI. A final, and major, factor is the increased financial aid 
which the trustees made available, starting last year. 

The Stoddard Residence Center construction is about 
on schedule. The recent bitter cold weather has slowed 
construction though much work is going on under the 
cocoon-like protective covering of wrap-around plastic. 
These new residences will be available non too soon as more 
nearby housing falls in the name of urban redevelopment. 

On January 19, the Worcester Consortium for Higher 
Education was joined by Dr. Lawrence Fox, who became 
the full-time Executive Director. He brings a wealth of 
experience to this position after three years as Associate 
Director of the Massachusetts Advisory Council on Educa- 
tion in Boston. The Consortium continues to be one of the 
great hopes of the Worcester academic community as we 
find more and more ways in which the local colleges can 



cooperate. There are now signs of students looking for ways 
to take part in cooperative ventures. You can see such 
examples in the cross registration, library bookshuttle, FM 
Radio Station or the Worcester Intercollegiate Symphonic 
Band, and the groups which meet at the Collegiate 
Religious Center just off the WPI campus. 

Voluntary ROTC seems eminently successful. All those 
now taking part are there by their own choice which 
permits a more meaningful educational experience for all 
concerned. The draft lottery had its effect on campus as 
everyplace in the country where young men of college age 
anxiously watched to see what number they would draw in 
the lottery. Just how the lottery will actually affect young 
men in general, and WPI students in particular, we can't tell 

The Tech Community Council which I proposed at the 
beginning of the academic year is now a reality. The council 
consists of five undergraduates, on graduate student, four 
faculty members and three members of the administration. 
Their first meeting in January was, to our knowledge, the 
first time such a representative group had ever met on this 
campus for the express purpose of identifying problems and 
needs, with the responsibility for making recommendations 
to the proper action group. Several pertinent topics were on 
their first agenda and the first reaction is that the TCC will 
fill an important gap in the campus interaction structure. It 
is our sincere hope that this forum for open discussion will 
bring to the attention of all concerned the type of problems 
which, when not recognized, have led to campus unhap- 
piness in many parts of the country. 

Involving students in the real problems of the com- 
munity, a major objective of Two Towers III, is already a 
reality in several departments on campus. Dr. Nicholas 
Onorato has arranged for students in his Business Finance 
course to work on solving real financial problems of local 
companies. This type of practical experience is made 
possible through the cooperation of members of his School 
of Industrial Management classes. This same type of real-life 
experience has involved students in the Management Engi- 
neering program in developing new products through the 
cooperation of a Boston firm. Courses taught by several 
faculty members in other engineering fields have also 
involved this practical application approach to the great 
benefit of both the students and the participating business- 
men. The enthusiasm on the part of students and the 
greater effectiveness of the learning process, certainly 
points out the value of the projects approach to the WPI 
education programs — a key element of the approach being 
developed by the Planning Committee. 

Basketball coaching duties this year are being handled 
by two part-time coaches. The appointment of a permanent 
coach will probably be made in the near future. 

The women's physical education program has com- 
pleted its first semester with no problems. Mrs. Paula Lantz, 
a physical education college graduate, has taught the girls 

the fundamentals of swimming, tennis and bowling. As the 
number of women students grows, it will be necessary to 
provide a larger permanent girls' locker room and perhaps 
additional athletic field facilities. 

One of the values of the athletic program which is not 
readily apparent is the contact which team participation 
establishes for WPI with the colleges with whom we do not 
have much regular contact at the faculty or administrative 
levels because of distance or differences in academic 
programs. WPI teams have always deported themselves as 
gentlemen. Their dress, behavior, and in most cases their 
athletic prowess leave an excellent impression on our 
opponents, students, faculties, administrators and alumni. 
Our normal competitors include Dartmouth, Harvard, 
Middlebury, Boston University, Brandeis, Amherst, Trinity, 
Wesleyan, Brown and Williams. 

Plans are progressing well for the Second International 
Conference on Molecular Sieve Zeolites to be held on 
campus September 8 to 1 1 under the local chairmanship of 
Professor Leonard B. Sand. Financial support in the 
amount of $10,000 has already been received from industry 
and from the Petroleum Research Fund to defray expenses. 
Ten distinguished speakers will present invited papers; 
seventy-five additional papers have been selected for pres- 
entation. This WPI conference will report progress in the 
field since the first conference in London in 1967. The next 
meeting is already being planned for Zurich in 1973. 

The new freshman elective. Introduction to Environ- 
mental Problems, has been so well received that Dr. Zwiebel 
of Chemical Engineering and Professor Lantz of Civil 
Engineering will offer it again during the second semester. 

Consulting with industry is a fairly common occupation 
for faculty members. However, Dr. Wilmer Kranich, head of 
the Chemical Engineering department, must have set some 
sort of local distance record when he went to Botswana in 
southern Africa in connection with a project for recovery 
of several commercially useful salts from a dry lake. 

In looking back over my first half year on campus, I 
find myself really enthusiastic about the future of WPI. 
Many challenges lie ahead for all of us. However, the 
prospects for success are bright. We have on this campus a 
dedicated staff of people who want the very best 
opportunities for our students. This is their reason for being 

This spirit, the optimism I've felt on all sides, the many 
activities which have been described in this letter, all add up 
to the idea expressed by an early president of Haverford 
College, Rufus Jones, who said: 

"The most important thing about a college today, after 
its intellectual honesty and integrity are taken for granted, 
is the way it reaches the innermost life of its students and 
quickens the central aims and ideals by which they are 
henceforth to live." 

What I see here at WPI is just that opportunity for 
people who will play a central role in tomorrow's society. 




Edwin E. Waite, '03 

Edwin E. Waite, '03, passed away on 
December 23, 1969, in Framingham, Mass. 
He was 88. 

Born in Worcester, Mass., May 10, 1881, 
he graduated from WPI in 1903 and went on 
to become well known as an inventive 
engineer as well as a violinist. He was a 
partner in the Waite-Wilde Co., manufac- 
turers, in Framingham. 

Mr. Waite was a 32nd degree Masop and 
a member of Alpha Lodge A. F. and A. M., 
and the Williamsport (Pa.) Consistory. He 
was also a reader at the Christian Science 
Church of Framingham. 

He is survived by a son; a daughter, 
three grandchildren; and four great- 

Charles T. Willard, '03 

Charles T. Willard, '03, died on January 
28, 1970, at a nursing home in Madison, 
N.J., at the age of 88. 

Mr. Willard was born in Worcester, 
Mass., on January 16, 1882, and he at- 
tended Worcester Classical High School. He 
entered WPI in the fall of 1899 and grad- 
uated in 1903 with a degree in chemistry. 
He retired in 1957 as chief metallurgist for 
the Singer Manufacturing Co., Elizabeth- 
port, N.J., after 53 years service. 

He was a member of the American 
Chemical Society, the Echo Lake Golf Club 
of Westfield, N.J., an honorary member and 
founding trustee of Vail-Deane School in 
Elizabeth, and a member of Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon Fraternity. 

Mr. Willard is survived by two daughters; 
six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. 

Frank G. Webber, '04 

Frank G. Webber, '04, died on January 
7, 1970, in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 88. 

Born in N. Brookfield, Mass., on July 
11. 1881, he attended N. Brookfield High 
School before entering WPI in 1900. He 
graduated in 1904 with a degree in electrical 

Mr. Webber was employed by American 
Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Chicago, A. 
Burlmgame Co. and O. S. Kendall Co., both 
of Worcester, before he joined the Holyoke 

(Mass.) Valve & Hydrant Co. in 1910. He 
retired in 1967 as president of that com- 

He was a registered professional engineer 
and a past master of the William Whiting 
Lodge of A. F. and A. M. 

He is survived by a son, Frederick G. 
Webber, '34; a daughter; a brother; and a 

George W. Woodward, '08 

George W. Woodward, '08, died in a 
Hartford (Conn.) nursing home on De- 
cember 24, 1969, at the age of 84. 

He was born in Worcester on May 25, 
1885 and he entered WPI in 1904. While at 
WPI he was a ' member of Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon Fraternity. He was treasurer of his 
freshman class. He received his bachelor's 
degree from Cornell University in 1909. 

Mr. Woodward was employed by the 
Factory Insurance Association of Hartford, 
Conn., from 1909 to 1914. In 1914 he left 
that company to join Rockwood Sprinkler 
Co. of Worcester, where he remained until 
1931. In 1931 he returned to the Factory 
Insurance Association and was employed 
there until he retired in 1956. 

He was a member of the Masons, the 
City Club of Hartford, and the Avon Coun- 
try Club. 

He is survived by his widow, Lylian 
(Weisner) Woodward; a daughter; two broth- 
ers; a sister; two grandchildren; and a 

Alfred N. Chase, '10 

Alfred N. Chase, '10, died in Joplin, 
Mo., on August 24, 1969, after a long 
illness. He was 82. 

Mr. Chase was born on May 27, 1887, in 
New Bedford, Mass., and he attended sec- 
ondary school in that city. He entered WPI 
in 1906 and graduated in 1910 with a 
degree in chemistry. While at WPI he was a 
member of Theta Chi Fraternity, and he was 
elected permanent class treasurer. 

He was employed by the Atlas Powder 
Co. (now Atlas Chemical Co.) in Joplin, 
Mo., for 42 years prior to his retirement in 
1952. He was plant manager at the Joplin 
explosives plant. 

Mr. Chase was married in Houghton, 
Mich., on August 21, 1911, to Mayme A. 
MacCarthy. She passed away in 1968. He 
was a member of the Elks and the Twin 
Hills Golf and Country Club in Joplin. 

He is survived by a brother, Robert E. 

John L. Harvey, '10 

John L. Harvey, '10, died on February 
3, 1969, in Winter Haven, Fla. 

Mr. Harvey was born on June 7, 1889, 
at Norton, Mass., and attended Attleboro 
(Mass.) High School. He came to WPI in 
1906 and graduated in 1910 with a degree 
in electrical engineering. He was a member 
of Delta Tau Fraternity, which is now Sigma 
Phi Epsilon. 

Mr. Harvey was employed from 1922 
until his retirement by the Niagara Mohawk 
Power Corp. in Albany, N.Y. He was a 
member of the American Institute of Elec- 
trical Engineers, the New York State Soci- 
ety of Professional Engineers, and the 
Albany (N.Y.) Society of Engineers. 

Daniel J. Riordan, '11 

Daniel J. Riordan, '11, of Collinsville, 
Conn., died on January 4, 1970, after a 
brief illness. He was 78. 

He was born on February 2, 1891, in 
Worcester, Mass., and he attended Worcester 
Classical High School before entering WPI in 

Mr. Riordan was employed by American 
Steel & Wire Co. of Worcester for three 
years and by Reed-Prentice Co. of Worcester 
for ten years before he joined the Collins 
Co. of Collinsville, Conn., in 1925. He was 
employed there for over 40 years and was 
production manager at the time of his 
retirement in 1965. 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ellen 
(Elliott) Riordan; and a sister, Mrs. Grace 

Leon J. Croteau, '14 

Leon J. Croteau, '14, died in Fairlawn 
Hospital, Worcester, on February 5, 1970, 
at the age of 82. 

Born June 6, 1887, in Worcester, he 
attended Williston Seminary before entering 
WPI in 1911. He received an LLB degree 
from Northeastern University in 1921. and 
he also received a degree in graphology, the 
analyzing of handwriting, from the Univer- 
sity of Missouri 

Mr. Croteau was a lifelong resident of 
Worcester and was a lawyer and handwriting 
analyst for 35 years prior to his retirement 
in 1965. He was a member of the Worcester 
County Bar Association, the Tech Old 
Timers, the Tougas Family Association, and 
the Union St. Jean Baptiste Society. 



He leaves his widow, Mabel E. (Turpin) 
Croteau; a daughter; a stepdaughter; a 
brother; four sisters; and nine grandchildren. 

Louis T. Hamblin, '14 

Louis T. Hamblin, '14, died on January 
12, 1970, in Worcester's Fairlawn Hospital. 
He was 76. 

Born in Worcester in 1893, he attended 
Worcester Classical High School before 
entering WPI in 1910. He later withdrew 
from WPI, and he received a degree in 
mechanical engineering from Cornell Uni- 
versity in 1 91 5. He was elected to member- 
ship in Tau Beta Pi honorary society. 

Mr. Hamblin was a former officer of 
Bowker-Hamblin-Quirk, Inc., of Worcester 
and, at the time of his retirement, was 
president of that company. He was a 
member of the Paxton (Mass.) board of 
selectmen for many years, the Worcester 
Club, the Sons of Paxton, and the Univer- 
sity Club of Worcester. 

He is survived by his widow, Esther 
(Scott) Hamblin; and a nephew, Richard H. 

Harold F. Brown, '15 

Harold F. Brown, '15, passed away on 
January 5, 1970, in Gardner, Mass., at the 
age of 77. His death followed a brief illness. 

A native of Gardner, he attended 
Gardner High School before entering WPI in 
1911. He majored in mechanical engi- 

Mr. Brown was president and treasurer 
of Brown Brothers Chair Manufacturing Co. 
of Gardner from 1916 until 1954, and in 
1954 he purchased Brown and Lee, Inc., in 
Gardner and became president and treas- 
urer. He operated that company until his 
retirement in 1969. 

He was a member of the Sons of Union 
Veterans, a vice president and director of 
the Chairtown Cooperative Bank in Gard- 
ner, and a very active member of the 

Survivors include his widow, Jessie 
(Lusk) Brown; and several cousins. 

Harold W. Howarth, '16 

Harold W. Howarth, '16, died on Feb- 
ruary 13, 1970, in Atlanta, Ga. He was 75. 

Mr. Howarth was born in Lawrence, 
Mass., on December 29, 1894, and attended 
preparatory school at Webster (Mass.) High 
School. He entered WPI in 1912 and while 
at Tech was a member of Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon Fraternity. 

He was a long-time employee of Robert 
and Company Associates in Atlanta and was 
chief engineer and project manager for that 
company on some of their largest projects. 

Mr. Howarth was a 32nd degree Mason, 
a member of the Atlanta Chamber of 
Commerce, the Georgia Society of Profes- 
sional Engineers, and the American Society 
of Civil Engineers. He was also a past 
president of the Architects and Engineers 
Institute, the Atlanta Chapter of the Navy 
League, and he continued to be very active 
in his fraternity and the WPI Alumni Associ- 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruby 
(Quinn) Howarth; a daughter; a son; two 
sisters; and two grandchildren. 

Edward E. Wolfe, '20 

Edward E. Wolfe, '20, died on August 6, 
1969, in a Kansas City (Mo.) hospital. 

Born on January 9, 1899, in Worcester, 
Mass., he attended South High School in 
Worcester before enrolling at WPI in 1916. 
He graduated in 1920 with a BS degree in 

Mr. Wolfe spent most of his life in 
Missouri. He was employed by the city of 
Hannibal, Mo., as a chemist for 1 8 years and 
most recently had been employed by West- 
ern Chemical Co. in Kansas City as technical 

He was a member of the American 
Water Works Association, the American 
Society of Refrigeration Engineers, the 
American Society of Corrosion Engineers, 
and he was a Mason. 


Tech Chair . . 

Perhaps you can't endow one . . . 
But you certainly can own one . . . 

No. 341 214 

Seat to top of back : 20 " 
Price: $31.00 

No. 183 214 

Seat to top of back: 271^" 
Price: $40.00 

Dr. Robert E. Bateson, '24 

Dr. Robert E. Bateson, '24, died on 
January 22, 1970, in Sun City Center, Fla. 

Dr. Bateson was born in Hopedale, 
Mass., and attended Hopedale High School. 
He graduated from WPI in 1924 with a 
bachelor of science degree in mechanical 
engineering. While at Tech he was a member 
of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity and was 
active in musical organizations. He later 
went on to receive both a master's and a 
doctorate degree from New York University 
in 1946 and 1950, respectively. 

He worked for the Campbell Soup Co. 
as a maintenance engineer and for the 
Draper Corp. as a design engineer before he 
entered the field of education. He retired in 
1965 after serving on the faculty of Central 
Connecticut State College, New Britain, 
Conn., for 23 years. He was a specialist in 
industrial and vocational education. 

He was a member of numerous educa- 
tional and professional societies, a 32nd 
degree Mason, a member of the New Britain 
Rotary Club, and a registered professional 

Dr. Bateson is survived by his widow, 
Clara S. Bateson; and by two daughters. 

Joseph Matulaitis, '29 

Joseph Matulaitis, '29, died on February 
10, 1970, at Arlington (Va.) Hospital after 
suffering a heart attack. He was 61 . 

No. 342 214 

Seat to top of back: 21 " 
Price : $44.00 (Black Arms) 

No. 342 218 
Price: $45.00 (Cherry Arms) 

Send your remittance and make checks payable to 

W.P.I. Bookstore 

Massachusetts residents add 3% sales tax. 

All chairs shipped express prepaid to points within 125 miles of Gardner, Mass. 

For all other points, deduct 84.00 from prices for express collect shipment. 



Andrew B. Holmstrom, 

Andrew B. Holmstrom, '17, prominent 
Worcester citizen and industrialist, passed 
away on January 13, 1970, at the age of 74. 

A native of Worcester, he entered WPI in 
1913 and graduated in 1917 with a bachelor 
of science degree in civil engineering. He was 
elected to membership in Chi Epsilon, the 
national civil engineering honor society. In 
June of 1968, his alma mater awarded him 
an honorary doctor of engineering degree. 

Most of Mr. Holmstrom's life was de- 
voted to working for the city of Worcester 
and for the Norton Co. of Worcester. After 
serving in the Navy for two years, he joined 
the Norton Co. in 1919 as a design and 
construction engineer. He left that company 
in 1924 to become superintendent of sewers 
for the city of Worcester, a position he held 
for five years. He rejoined Norton in 1929 
and rose to be named vice president and 

He was born June 30, 1908, in Worces- 
ter and attended Classical High School here 
before graduating from WPI in 1929 with a 
degree in mechanical engineering. 

Mr. Matulaitis worked for the Federal 
Aviation Administration for 17 years and 
the Army Materiel Command for 16 years. 
He was serving as chief of the Systems 
Branch of the Air Mobility Division of the 
Research and Development and Engineering 
Directorate at the Army Medical Command 
headquarters at the time of his death. 

He is survived by his wife, Anne; two 
daughters; and two grandchildren. 

Edward D. Chase, '34 

Edward D. Chase, '34, of Hingham, 
Mass., died suddenly on January 9, 1970, 
after suffering a heart attack at his home. 
He was 57. 

Chase was born in Springfield, Mass., on 
March 2, 1912, and entered WPI in 1930 
after attending Springfield Technical High 
School. He graduated in 1935 with a degree 
in civil engineering. 

After graduation from college, Mr. 
Chase was employed by the U.S. Geological 
Survey for a year before he joined the U.S. 
Army's Corps of Engineers. At the time of 

works manager of the Abrasives Div. in 
1940. Upon his retirement in 1960, after 36 
years with the company, he was vice presi- 
dent and a director of Norton. He was a 
member of the Worcester City Council from 
1950 to 1967 and was elected mayor of 
Worcester in 1950, thus becoming the first 
mayor of Worcester under the city manager 
form of government. 

He was active in numerous civic, frater- 
nal, and engineering organizations. Among 
these, he was a member of the Development 
Program Cabinet of WPI during the Centen- 
nial Fund program, vice chairman of the 
Advisory Board of Quinsigamond Com- 
munity College, a member of the board of 
directors of the Worcester Council of 
Churches, a member of the board of trustees 
of the Bay State Society for the Crippled 
and Handicapped, Inc., and a Mason. 

"I believe in energy," Holmstrom had 
once said. "I believe in life. I believe in 
order. I believe in beauty, and thought and 
conscience, and in love which is brother- 
hood and charity. I believe that the numer- 
ous recently found tools of human desires 
such as those attained in the field of 
electronics and atomic research, serve only 
to reaffirm the energy, the life, and the 
order that I recognize, in part, as God's 
design." And thus Andy lived. 

He leaves his widow, Jennie E. Holm- 
strom, of Worcester; four daughters; two 
sisters; and eleven grandchildren. 

his death he was assistant chief of the 
Engineering Division in Waltham, Mass., and 
held a prominent position in the planning 
and design of many major construction 
projects. He had recently been the recipient 
of the Army's Outstanding Performance 

He was a registered professional engineer 
in Maine, a member of the Boston Society 
of Civil Engineers, the Hingham Historical 
Society, and a past president of the Hing- 
ham Men's Club. 

Survivors include his widow, Dorothy 
(Abbott) Chase, and two daughters, Susan 
and Andrea. A son, Lt. Curtis E., died in 
action in Vietnam in 1967. 

Walter F. Graham, '40 

Walter F. Graham, '40, died on Decem- 
ber 2, 1969. 

He was born on June 23, 1918, in 
Worcester, Mass., and he entered WPI in 
1936, graduating in 1940 with an electrical 
engineering degree. He was selected for 
membership in Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi. 

Mr. Graham had been employed at the 
U.S. Navy Underwater Sound Lab in New 
London, Conn., as an electrical engineer. 

Among his survivors are two brothers, 
Martin B., '35. and Thomas B., '38. 

Theodore A. Kostarides, '41 

Theodore A. Kostarides, '41, died sud- 
denly at Newport (R.I.) Hospital on January 
28, 1970. He was 50. 

A native of Worcester, he attended 
Classical High School before enrolling at 
WPI in 1937. He graduated in 1941 with a 
bachelor of science degree in electrical 

Mr. Kostarides was an electrical engineer 
at the Raytheon Co., Burlington, Mass., and 
had been stationed at the Newport Naval 
Base for the past 1 5 years. He was a member 
of the board of St. Spyridon's Church in 
Newport, and a member of the Lions Club 
and the Masons. 

He is survived by his wife, Ariadne 
(Sarando) Kostarides; a son, Anestis T. II; 
and a daughter, Miss Chrysanthe. 

Raymond K. Gardner, '53 

Raymond K. Gardner, '53, was fatally 
injured in Andover, Mass., on January 25, 
1970, when a jack slipped from the car he 
was working on and pinned him under the 
vehicle. He was 38. 

Mr. Gardner was born in Meriden, 
Conn., on September 26, 1931. He entered 
WPI in 1949 and received a BS degree in 
mechanical engineering in 1953. While in 
college he participated in the band, the 
paddle rush, and the rope pull, and he was a 
member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. 

He had been employed as a project 
engineer by Dynametrics Corp., Burlington, 
Mass., as a project engineer by Corning Glass 
Works, Corning, N.Y., and, at the time of 
his death, he was an engineer at Dionics 
Corp., Woburn, Mass. He was a registered 
professional engineer in Massachusetts. 

He is survived by his widow, Judith L. 
(Sample) Gardner; three sons, James, Mark, 
and Scott; a daughter, Susan; his mother, 
Mrs. Walter Gardner; and three sisters. 

Mark H. Sannella, '57 

Mark H. Sannella, '57, died on Decem- 
ber 30, 1969, in Worcester, after a long 
illness. He was 34. 

Born in Worcester on December 4, 
1935, he was the son of Frank and Helen 
Sannella. (Frank is the cross country and 
relay coach at WPI.) Mark was graduated 
from Oxford (Mass.) High School and en- 
tered WPI in 1953. He received a bachelor 
of science degree from the University of 
Massachusetts in 1961 with a major in hotel 
and food management. 

Mr. Sannella was a hotel manager for the 
Indian Hills Motel, Richmond, Va.. until his 
retirement in 1967 because of ill health. He 
had served as assistant librarian in Oxford 
for the last two years. 

Besides his parents, he is survived by a 
sister. Miss Lee Ann Sannella. 





Benjamin D. Foot was recently honored 
by the choirs of two churches on the eve of 
his 90th birthday. Mr. Foot, who lives in 
Scotia, N.Y., attends rehearsals at both 
churches each week and sings with the two 
choirs on Sunday mornings. He was em- 
ployed by G. E. for 43 years prior to his 
retirement in 1946. 


Royal W. Davenport of Silver Springs, 
Md., writes: "Things are going well for us. 
During the last year we spent the seven 
cooler months here in Rossmoor Leisure 
World and the five warmer months in Stone 
Harbor, N.J. The latter has the fresh sea air 
that is a relieving contrast to the more 
humid air of inland places. It is a good place 
for entertaining grandchildren and relatives. 
We continue to be enthusiastic with our 
setup at Leisure World. Anyone interested 
would do well to investigate the place." 

Donald D. Simonds, 


Leslie E. Swift, who lives in Bethlehem, 
Pa., reports that he and his wife are in fairly 
good health and are grandparents of three 
and great-grandparents of a ten-month-old 


Millard F. Clement writes: "I am look- 
ing forward to the 60th-year reunion of the 
class of 1910 with as many present as 
possible. Really have enjoyed retirement 
including the celebration of our 50th wed- 
ding anniversary last July." Millard lives in 
Middletown, N.Y. 


Ernest R. (Nibs) Taylor had an active 1 1 
months in 1969 with outdoor work (we still 
would like to see that electric hoe). Every- 

thing was going fine until December when 
both Nibs and Myrt were taken with the flu. 
But he is very much alive and expects 
another 11 months of activity and will be 
cautious next December. . . I don't remem- 
ber hearing from George I. Gilchrest since 
graduation. Now he sent me a colored 
picture of roadrunners, cuckoo birds which 
live happily in Arizona. George lives in Mesa 
but spends summers in hillbilly western 
Maryland. . . Guy C. Hawkins has been 
spending winters in Arizona. Now has sold 
out in Vermont and will live permanently in 
Tucson. . . Of the 35 men of 1912, 18 of us 
still resist the rigors of New England. 

Harrison G. Brown 


Maurice G. Steele writes: "Sold my 
eleven-year-old business on January 1, 1969. 
Am continuing on as president of the 
company which is known as M. G. Steele, 
Inc. The prospect of retirement continues to 
recede." Maurice lives in Rome, N.Y. 


Walter H. Gifford writes: "Enjoying 
good health for a 50-year plus alumnus. 
Divide my time between Cape Cod in the 
winter and Maine in the summer.". . . From 
Weston, Conn., comes a note from Moses H. 
Teaze: "Have reached the 'ripe old age' of 
81. . . with three fine children (all over 40), 
nine grandchildren, and 3'/2 great-grand- 


Maurice W. Richardson is employed 10 
months of the year by the Amsterdam 
(N.Y.) Community Chest as its executive 
secretary. He retired in 1961 after 38 years 
with Mohasco Industries, Inc., in Amster- 


Neil T. Heffernan continues as President 
of Heffernan Press, Inc., in Worcester. 
Heffernan Press is one of the largest family- 
owned printing businesses left in New 


Married: Claude M. Lamb to Mrs. 
Dorothea E. Rogers on November 22, 1969, 
in Laconia, N.H. Mr. Lamb is retired. The 
couple is making their home in Laconia. 


Godfrey J. Danielson retired on May 1, 
1969, from the New York State Public 
Service Commission. . . Leslie J. Hooper, 
Professor Emeritus of Hydraulic Engineering 
and Director Emeritus of Alden Research' 
Labs at WPI, was recently named to a 
special water study commission by Massa- 
chusetts Governor Sargent. In addition, on 
February 24, 1970, he received the Worces- 
ter Engineering Society's annual Science 
Achievement Award for outstanding con- 
tribution in the field of hydraulic engi- 
neering, pollution control, and water re- 


Harold B. Whitmore, '21, should have 
been listed as a lifetime contributor in the 
report of the 1968-69 Annual Alumni Fund. 

It should have been noted in the Class 
Notes section of the Fall Journal that 
Edmond G. Reed, '23, held a position as 
Town Engineer in Agawam, Mass. prior to 
his retirement. 

We welcome 
your comments 

and ideas 
concerning the 

of the Journal. 

Please address: 

Editor, The Journal 
Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute, Worcester, 
Mass. 01609 



Class of 1930 
40th Reunion 

Worcester Country Club 
June 5, 1970 

Ed Delano will be riding a bicycle from California to 
Worcester to attend the reunion. Can't vou make it, too? 


David C. Bailey retired from the Bailey 
Co., Amesbury, Mass., on January 31, 1970. 
He had been president of the company since 


Arthur Ft. Brown has retired from West- 
inghouse Electric Corp., and is living in Sun 
City, Calif. 


Gordon E. Rice reports that he retired 
from Agway Inc. of Syracuse, N.Y., on 
January 1, 1969, and he is very busy doing 
consultant work. .. Arthur T. Simmonds 
writes: "I retired on May 1, 1969, as 
director of hydro production from the New 
England Power Co., Lebanon, N.H., after 
over 40 years of service. I am now settled 
down in Littleton, N.H." 

N.C. . . . Codman & Shurtleff, Inc., of Ran- 
dolph, Mass., employs Eben H. Rice as their 
executive vice president. He reports that he 
married Johanna Karwath on January 8, 

1968, and that they are the parents of a 
daughter, Rebecca Jo. 


Clement R. Barlow retired on June 30, 

1969, from Heller Tool Co. in Newcomers- 
town, Ohio. . . Also recently retired is 
Rocco N. LaPenta. He is now living in New 
Britain, Conn. 


After spending more than 32 years with 
Friden, Inc., Thomas E. Decker has joined 
Computer Services Center, Inc., in Worces- 
ter. The company is a newly formed sub- 
sidiary of Worcester Bancorp, Inc., and Tom 
is a salesman for the company. 

Arthur O. Andersen has been named 
general patent attorney by The Trane Co. in 
La Crosse, Wis. Art joined Trane in 1947 
after ten years as a patent examiner for the 
U.S. Patent Office. . . The manager of the 
Fabrics and Finishes Plant of E. I. duPont 
deNemours & Co., Inc. in Leominster, 
Mass., is Albert O. Bell. 


Married: Joseph J. Sears to Mrs. Janet 
Carples Magod of Hartford, Conn., on 
January 8, 1970. The couple will reside in 
W. Hartford. 

C. Sture Carlson reports that he retired 
from the Central Engineering Dept. of 
Norton Co. of Worcester in April, 
1969. . . Harold B. Mallett has retired from 
the American Cyanamid Co., Wallingford, 
Conn., and he is now living in Boca Raton, 
Fla. . . Carleton R. Sanford also retired re- 
cently. He was employed by Eastman 
Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y., as assistant 
manager of the film sensitizing and plate 
organization. He now makes his home in 
Walnut Creek, Calif. 

Clifford I. Fahlstrom is vice president of 
the Associated Industries of Massachu- 
setts. . . Nathan M. Southwick writes: "As a 
retired man I'm getting more involved with 
church and allied work. Started on the 
MEALS ON WHEELS program in Feb. 
1969, delivering hot meals to needy 
elderly. . . now involved in a new program 
called 'Leisure and Learning'. . . for the re- 
tired. . . In addition, I'm driving patients for 
the Red Cross to the various hospitals. . 
Not enough hours in the day!" Nathan lives 
in Warwick, R.I. 


Wayne S. Berry has retired from Under- 
writers' Laboratories in Melville, N.Y., after 
over 40 years of service. 


Henry O. Allen retired on May 1, 1969, 
after a career with Westinghouse Electric 
Corp. . . David K. Bragg has retired from the 
Foxboro Co., Foxboro, Mass., where he was 
a member of the research dept. 


F. Dudley Chaffee writes: "For thirty 
years I have been in charge of operations 
and maintenance at six different colleges or 
universities and while not rich, I have 
enjoyed every minute of that work. For the 
last five years I have been in charge of 
planning and new construction at the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Greensboro. 
Here, I have been and am supervising over 
S30 million in new construction.". . . 
Russell V. Corsini is president of Denholm 
& McKay, a department store in Worces- 
ter. . . C. Russell Gill is market manager, 
textiles, for ICI America, Inc., of Stamford, 
Conn. He currently is residing in Charlotte, 


Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. employs 
Charles J. Egan as a marketing research 
associate. . . Howard E. Stockwell is director 
of hydro production for the New England 
Power Co. in Lebanon, N.H. He has been 
with the company for 35 years. 


Karl H. Bohaker is vice president, 
marketing, for Potter & Brumfield, a divi- 
sion of American Machine & Foundry Co. 
He resides in Princeton, Ind. . . J. Russell 
Hemenway is a sales proposal engineer for 
Heald Machine Co. in Worcester. . . John J. 
Molloy is a district chief for the U. S. 
Geological Survey's Water Resources Div. 
He is located in Columbus, Ohio. . . Robert 
B. Taylor is president and treasurer of R. B. 
Taylor Corp. in Albany, N.Y. 

Dr. Gilbert G. Ashwell is chief of the 
laboratory of biochemistry and cellular 
metabolism at the National Institute of 
Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases in 
Bethesda, Md. . . Robert A. Evans recently 
became an honorary member of the Univer- 



sity of Connecticut chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, 
a national honorary fraternity of mechanical 
engineers. Bob works for Northeast Utilities 
Co. and lives in W. Hartford, Conn. . . The 
Heat Transfer Div. of American Standard, 
Inc. has appointed Ernest E. Gustafson 
manager, marketing research-heat ex- 
changers in Buffalo, N.Y. He lives in Elma, 
N.Y. . . Philip K. Hathaway is a senior cus- 
tomer engineer for IBM in Concord, 
N.H. . . Warren R. Spofford has been named 
an account executive in the Grinding Wheel 
Div. of Norton Co., and he is responsible for 
sales in the Los Angeles and Arizona areas. 
He resides in Santa Monica, Calif. . . Earle 
Ft. Vickery, Jr. has been named superin- 
tendent of the state skating rink in Worces- 
ter. His responsibilities include supervision 
of state swimming areas in the summer. 


Walter L. Longnecker has been named 
vice president — power components for 
Gould, Inc., in Cleveland, Ohio. . . John T. 
Rushton is employed as general manager of 
Publishers Forest Products Co. in Anacortes, 


George S. Bingham is chief engineer for 
the Bonneville Power Administration in 
Portland, Oregon. . . Raymond B. Shlora is 
president and treasurer of H. H. Brown Shoe 
Co., Ltd., in Montreal, Canada. . . Frank C. 
Brown & Co. of Ridgewood, N.J., employs 
Charles J. Wilde as their vice president and 
general manager. 


Irving A. Breger reports that he is a 
visiting professor of chemistry at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland and that he is also working 
with lunar samples in conjunction with 
NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett 
Field, Calif. . .Stanley S. Ribb writes that 
he was recently promoted to vice president 
and general manager of the Blackstone 
Valley Electric Co. in Lincoln, R.I. . . 
Emhart Corp. of Hartford, Conn., has an- 
nounced that Ralph W. Stinson has been 
appointed manager of planning. . . Alfred E. 
Winslow is now a group leader with the 
Borden Chemical Co. in Bainbridge, N.Y. He 
lives in Unadilla, N.Y. 

Donald T. Atkinson is a consultant for 
the General Electric Co. in Philadelphia, 
Pa. . . F. Douglas McKeown, assistant to the 
director of research at WPI, has been ap- 
pointed by Pres. Hazzard to direct the WPI 
Corporate Associates Program, an organiza- 
tion of Central New England corporations 
to promote mutual needs and interests and 
to facilitate the relationship of the member 
firms with the college. 


John B. Wright informs us that he is 
very busy at the Air Force's Cambridge 
Research Labs at Hanscom Field, Bedford, 
Mass. He is engaged in high altitude rocket 
systems development. . . Ralph G. Fritch 
has been appointed assistant to the director 
of Boston's Museum of Science. 


Col. Paul G. Atkinson, Jr., is director of 
technology applications at Andrews AFB, 
Md. . . Donald H. Russell reports that he is 
still at Grumman Aerospace Corp., Beth- 
page, N.Y. He is employed as an engineer 
and has been with the company for ten 
years. . . William A. Walsh, Jr., informs us 
that after making several moves in recent 
years, he has finally settled back in Man- 
chester, N.H. He is employed by Comstock 
& Westcott, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., as a 
senior product engineer. He has also done an 
extensive amount of work developing snow- 
making machines. 


L. Howard Reagan is manager of sup- 
port-earth station div. of the Communica- 
tions Satellite Corp. in Washington, D.C. 
(See picture this page.). . . Kimball R. 
Woodbury, president of Woodbury and Co. 
in Worcester, has been named a trustee of 
both Worcester County Institution for 
Savings and Worcester Academy. 

John T. Hegeman reports that he is now 
resident mill manager for Crestbrook Pulp & 
Paper, Ltd., in Skookumchuck, B.C. 


John H. Barrett has been appointed 
assistant vice president and corporate secre- 
tary of Charles T. Main, Inc., of Boston, 

Mass. . . Ernest S. Hayeck has been ap- 
pointed a special justice in the Worcester 
(Mass.) Central District Court. He is a 
graduate of Boston University Law 
School. . . Richard C. Lawton writes: "My 
new company, Buell Automatics, Inc., is 
now three years old and has reached sales of 
$1 million." He is president of the com- 
pany. . . Calvin F. Long informs us: "Still 
with Elco Corp. in Detroit as district man- 
ager, selling gear lubricants to automotive 
type customers. My wife and I are looking 
forward to a journey to Worcester in 1971 
for our 25th class reunion.". . . Carl F. 
Simon, Jr., is manager of engineering, gear 
motor business, for General Electric Co. in 
Paterson, N.J. 

Garabed Hovhanesian is manager, prod- 
uct planning industrial marketing, in the 
specialty appliance dept. of the General 
Electric Co. in Ashland, Mass. He lives in 
Shrewsbury. .. August C. Kellermann is 
manager. Petrochemical International Div., 
of Continental Oil Co., Saddle Brook, N.J. 


John C. Meade, who is a district man- 
ager for Ashland Oil & Refining Co., Ash- 
land Chemical Co. Div., writes: "Our tenth 
child and fifth daughter arrived last April." 
Phil lives in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif. 


Samuel Ringel is president of Dynaloy, 
Inc., in Hanover, N.J. . . The State of New 
Hampshire has named Edward T. Swierz 
bridge engineer for the Dept. of Public 
Works and Highways. He will direct and 
coordinate all activities of the bridge design 
and bridge maintenance divisions. 

John P. Harding, Jr. recently became 
vice president of engineering in the Data 
Systems Div. of Litton Systems, Inc., in Van 
Nuys, Calif. He and his family have also 





moved into their newly-completed 
"hacienda" in Westlake Village, Calif. . . The 
manager of engineering standards at General 
Electric's Oklahoma City (Okla.) facility is 
James J. Hierl. . . Roger B. Williams, Jr. is 
manager of research for the Toledo Scale 
and Systems Div. of Reliance Electric Co. in 
Toledo, Ohio. His family consists of his 
wife, Madeleine; two sons, Ned, who attends 
Bowling Green Univ., and Pete, who will be 
a freshman at Baldwin Wallace College next 
fall; and two daughters, Sheila, 13, and 
Sally, 11. 


Robert E. Eilertson is in the sales dept. 
of Benefacts, Inc., Baltimore, Md. . . Robert 
W. Henderson has been named a trustee of 
New Salem (Mass.) Academy. Bob is em- 
ployed at Rodney Hunt Co., Orange, Mass., 
as manager of its water control equipment 
div. . . James M. Mullarkey has been pro- 
moted to assistant vice president by Charles 
T. Main, Inc., Boston, Mass. Jim lives in 
Westwood, Mass. . . Daniel H. Sheingold re- 
ports that he is now with Analog Devices, 
Inc., of Cambridge, Mass., as director of 
marketing and editor of "Analog Dialogue." 

David L. Anthony has been transferred 
by Texas Instruments, Inc., from Dallas, 
Tex., to Houston. He is now manager of 
TTL Integrated Circuit Assembly. . . 
Gordon E. Hall is the resident master (math 
and physics) at Laurelcrest Preparatory 
School in Bristol, Conn. . . Dr. Carlton A. 
Lane presented a ten-minute paper at the 
Nov. 1969 meeting of the S. E. Section of 
the American Physical Society, held at the 
Univ. of Fla., Gainesville. 

John H. Beckwith is a division manager 
for Esso Research & Engineering, Florham 
Park, N.J., and he is currently working 
overseas. . . ITT Gilfillan, Inc., of Van Nuys, 
Calif., employs Fred J. Brennan, Jr., as their 
director of marketing. . . Samuel E. Franc, 
Jr., is a construction manager for Systech 
Construction Corp., Walnut Creek, Calif. . . 
Also in California is Raymond J. Remillard. 
He is manager of mechanical design for 
Amelco Semiconductor in Mountain View, 
Calif. . . Union Camp Corp., Wayne, N.J., 
has named Edward D. Wilcox, Jr., as general 
manager of its newly-formed engineered 
systems div. 

General Electric Co. has named Carl D. 
Ahlstrom product sales manager of micro- 
wave devices. Carl is located in Owensboro, 
Ky. . . John O. Archibald. Jr., continues to 
be employed as a field sales engineer by The 
Carborundum Co., Niagara Falls. N.Y. . . 

Polaroid Corp., Cambridge, Mass., recently 
promoted John P. Burgarella to senior dept. 
manager, electronics dept. . . His brother, 
Joseph J. Burgarella, Jr., is a staff engineer 
at Avco Corp., Wilmington, Mass. . . 
California and Hawaiian Sugar Co. employs 
Philip J. Nyquist at their Crockett (Calif.) 
refinery as an industrial engineer. 

John F. Brierly is president of Valuation 
Counselors, Inc., a new national firm of 
appraisers and valuation counselors which 
recently opened its doors in Chicago, III. 
Jack was formerly vice president of Marshall 
and Stevens, Inc. in Chicago. . . The Knolls 
Atomic Power Laboratory of the General 
Electric Co. in Schenectady, N.Y., recently 
announced that Dr. Herman A. Nied had 
joined the Laboratory's Materials Develop- 
ment Operation as an analytical mechanics 
engineer. . . Lester J. Reynolds is manager 
of marketing research at American Cyan- 
amid's Organic Chemical Div. in Bound 
Brook, N.J. 


William T. Baker is assistant to the 
president at Litewate Transportation Equip- 
ment Co., Milwaukee, Wis. . . H. Stuart 
Dodge is a project engineer in the missile 
and space div. of the General Electric Co., 
Valley Forge, Pa. In January he wrote: "I 
am on temporary assignment at the Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., 
working on the Mariner Mars Orbiter Pro- 
gram scheduled for launch in May, 
1971 ."... American Optical Corp., Fram- 
ingham, Mass., employs Edward L. Louis as 
manager of mechanical services. . . Albert A. 
Mahassel is a patent counsel for the Xerox 
Corp., Rochester, N.Y. . . On sabbatical 
leave from the University of Kentucky is Dr. 
Donald E. Sands. He is at the University of 
Florida in Gainesville from January to June, 
1970. He recently had a book published 
entitled "Introduction to Crystallography". 


Philip B. Crommelin, Jr., has been pro- 
moted from chief engineer to vice president 
— engineered products at Research-Cottrell, 
Bound Brook, N.J. . . Stuart R. Hathaway is 
plant manager at American Cyanamid, 
Azusa, Calif. He had previously been in 
Stanford, Me., with Wasco Chemical Co. and 
American Cyanamid for 13 years. 

Jean T. Farley is sales manager in the 
Hydraulics Div. of Planet Products Corp. in 
Cincinnati, Ohio. . . The manager of Special 
Systems at Motorola, Inc., in Washington, 
D.C., is Richard C. Gillette. . . We have 
learned that Philip J. O'Connor was recently 
named assistant sales manager for the Resins 
and Plastics Div. of the Ashland Chemical 
Co. in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. . . The vice 

president of American Science & Engi- 
neering, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass., is Henry 
Shapiro. He lives in Framingham. 


David M. Elovitz has been promoted to 
chief engineer by Boston Air Legasse Corp., 
Medford, Mass. Dave joined the company in 
1968 as a sales engineer. . . Philip J. Kamin- 
sky writes; "I am now associated with the 
investment banking firm of Ladenburg, 
Thalmann & Co. in Boston, Mass., as an 
institutional security (research) analyst and 
specializing in high technology companies/ 
products.". . . Gene J. Kucinkas is the 
founder, president, and chief executive 
officer of TOTAL Computer Systems, Inc., 
an affiliate of LFE Corp., and is located in 
Newton, Mass. 


Andrew J. Morgo is product marketing 
manager for Honeywell, Inc., in San Diego, 
Calif. . . G. Henry Utter, SIM, is manufac- 
turing manager at Crompton & Knowles 
Corp. in Worcester. 


Richard C. Oldham is an associate with 
Ranger Farrell & Associates in Irvington-on- 
Hudson, N.Y. 

Richard N. Bazinet is a supervisor with 
Singer-General Precision Inc. — Link Div. in 
Houston, Texas. He writes the following: 
"Transferred to the command module sec- 
tion as a supervisor in applied mechanics/ 
visual group last June. While at Cape 
Kennedy I attended a party where Astro- 
nauts Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin were 
present. Had the honor of losing to Collins 
and beating Armstrong at pool. I was very 
much impressed by the 'next-door-neighbor' 
attitude of the astronauts.". . . Charles R. 
Healy is manager of standards and proce- 
dures for Ebasco Services, Inc.. of New 
York City. He lives in Jackson, Mich. 

Warner I. Clifford is a resident engineer 
for Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., and 
he is presently on assignment in Shipping- 
port, Pa. His permanent mailing address is 
Auburn, Mass. . . Dr. Frederick P. Mertens is 
a research chemist for Texaco, Inc., at their 
research center in Beacon, N.Y. . . Worcester 
Valve Co. of W. Boylston, Mass.. has Alex C. 
Papaioannou as their sales manager in their 
flowmation div. He had previously been 
with the Foxboro Co. for 10 years... 
Wyman-Gordon Co. of Worcester has ap- 



pointed Oscar O. St. Thomas sales manager 
of product and market development. . . 
Richard M. Silven is director of new 
business development for the Bundy Corp., 
Warren, Mich. 


Married: Philip L. Morse to Miss Carol 
Lee Wells of Berkeley Heights, N.J., on 
November 8, 1969. One of the ushers was 
Collins M. Pomeroy, '57. Phil is an engineer 
with Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, N.Y. 

Peter C. Dirksen, Jr., is director of 
industrial development for the Worcester 
(Mass.) Gas Light Co. . . Joseph B. Gill is 
vice president — sales for the Keene Corp., 
Muskegon, Mich. . . The Boeing Co. employs 
Walter Janas, Jr., at Minot AFB, N. Dakota 
as a tool and production planner. . . Carl R. 
Johnson is a senior engineer with Shell 
Chemical Co. in Houston, Texas. . . Marian 
C. Knight writes: "I am now employed on 
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, by Sylvania 
Electronic Systems as a systems engineer on 
experimental radar. A fellow classmate, 
Roger A. Jolicoeur, is also here. It's a small 
world.". . . Joel Korelitz is vice president in 
charge of systems engineering for Daconics, 
Sunnyvale, Calif. . . Dr. Sherman K. Poult- 
ney is an assistant professor in the dept. of 
physics and astronomy at the University of 
Maryland. .. Andrew A. Szypula informs 
us: "After spending a year-and-a-half at the 

Naval Ship Engineering Center in Washing- 
ton, D.C., I rejoined the Marine div. of 
Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Sparrows Point, 
Md., and hold a position of marine engineer 
in charge of all new ship construction.". . . 
Norman J. Taupeka, a supervisory engineer 
of the Electronics Command's Communica- 
tion/Automatic Data Processing Laboratory 
at Fort Monmouth, N.J., was awarded the 
Dept. of the Army official commendation 
for outstanding performance of duties in the 
Fall of 1969. . . Jamesbury Corp. of Worces- 
ter has appointed Joaquim S. S. Ribeiro 
controller. He joined the company in 1958. 


Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Olsen, Jr., 
a son, James Eric, on June 28, 1969. Art is a 
supervisor in the transmission transformer 
and inductor group with Bell Telephone 
Labs in N. Andover, Mass. 

Walter M. Gasek is production manager 
for Colonial Candle Co. of Cape Cod, Inc. in 
Hyannis, Mass. . . Marshall P. Krupnick re- 
cently passed the New York State Degree 
Bar Exams and was sworn into practice at 
the New Jersey Bar. . . North American 
Rockwell Corp. employs William A. 
Saimond as a fuel cell cryogenics engineer at 
Kennedy Space Center, Fla. . . Edward A. 
Saulnier continues to be employed by IBM 
in Worcester as an advisory systems engi- 
neer. . . Engineering Consultants of Denver, 

Colo., employs Michael P. Saunders. He is 
currently working in Bandung, Indone- 
sia. . . Robert V. Sharkey recently left the 
Singer Co. in Bridgeport, Conn., and he is 
now employed by Corometrics Medical 
Systems, Inc., of N. Haven, Conn., as 
marketing manager. . . Alexander Swetz, Jr., 
was recently promoted from associate engi- 
neer to engineer in the electric distribution 
dept., Bergen Div., of the Public Service 
Electric & Gas Co. of New Jersey. . . Union 
Carbide Corp. employs John Wary in Union, 

Army Major Joel T. Callahan has re- 
ceived the Bronze Star Medal for out- 
standing meritorious service in connection 
with military operations against a hostile 
force in Vietnam. . . Aero-Go, Inc., has 
named Frank M. Cohee manager of adminis- 
tration. The company, which is a leading 
manufacturer of air cushion devices used in 
manipulating large, heavy materials such as 
aircraft scaffolding, is located in Seattle, 
Wash. . . Joseph A. Lenard has been pro- 
moted to senior engineer at IBM's Com- 
ponents Div. in E. Fishkill, N.Y. . . Ronald 
L. Merrill has joined the 3 M Co. in 
Freehold, N.J., as a project engineer. 


Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Sang Ki Lee, 
their second child and son, Jonathan Hong- 
supp, on January 17, 1970. Sang recently 


key to industrial progress 

A saving in time is a saving of money in today's fast- 
moving world. All these parts were ground in one minute 
whereas previous cycle time required 9 seconds per piece. 
This saving produces 200 extra pieces per hour, or 4,800 
extra pieces per day. 

The new Heald Model SCF90, designed through engi- 
neering ingenuity, features table reciprocation of up to 400 
cycles per minute. This means faster over-all stock removal, 
better surface finish, cooler operation. And more frequent 
in-process bore measurement gives better sizing accuracy 
than ever before. 

But that's not all. The new 3-plane loader mechanism 
performs the complete loading sequence in only one half 
of one second ! 

The key to industrial progress is engineering ingenuity 
and it pays to come to Heald — where metalworking needs 
meet new ideas. 


Worcester, Massachusetts 01606 U.S.A. 



joined ITT's patent dept. in Nutley, N.J., as 
senior patent counsel. He is also president of 
the Northern New Jersey Alumni Chap- 
ter. . . To Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Lince, 
their third child and second son, Matthew 
David, on June 6, 1969. Don is presently an 
electrical engineer in the acoustics branch of 
the Human Engineering Labs at Aberdeen 
(Md.) Proving Ground. 

Dr. Robert A. Condrate presented an 
invited paper, "The Infrared and Laser 
Raman Spectra of Apatites," at the 10th 
European Congress on Molecular Spectros- 
copy in Liege, Belgium, in September, 
1969. Dr. Condrate is an assistant professor 
at Alfred (N.Y.) University. .. David Ft. 
Geoffroy is employed by Coppus Engi- 
neering Co. of Worcester as a senior design 
engineer. . . Hercules, Inc., of Parlin, N.J., 
employs Norman M. Hardy as their oper- 
ating dept. supervisor. . . Polaroid Corp. of 
Waltham, Mass., employs Richard A. Loring 
as a senior process engineer in their film 
div. . . Robert J. McElroy is a graduate 
assistant in the sociology dept. at the State 
University of New York in Binghamton. . . 
H. David Sutton is a member of the techni- 
cal staff of Sanders Associates, Nashua, 
N.H. . . Philip R. Pastore, Jr., writes: "I have 
been working for C. W. Blakeslee & Sons, 
Inc., of New Haven, Conn., since January, 
1961. On November 1, 1969, I was pro- 
moted to chief engineer of the prestressed 
concrete div. Prior to my promotion, I was 
project engineer in charge of structural 
design and construction of King's Plaza 
Parking Garage in Brooklyn, N.Y., the 
largest parking garage in the U.S., housing 
4000 cars." 


Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hale, 
their first child and son, Robert David, on 
September 27, 1969. Bob is a project 
manager for PEK of Sunnyvale, Calif., and 
works on special high intensity arc lamps. 

Edward J. Boduch is a systems manager 
for Intercontinental Manufacturing Co., 
Garland, Texas. . . Prof. Roger R. Borden, 
MS, was recently honored by more than 200 
people upon his retirement as lay minister 
of the Congregational Church of Petersham, 
Mass. Prof. Borden is an associate professor 
of mechanical engineering at WPI. He re- 
signed from his lay pastorship to devote 
more time to education. . . Thomas K. Caste 
is a producibility engineer with the General 
Electric Co. in Portsmouth, Va. . . Loctite 
Corp. of Newington, Conn., has announced 
that David M. Chesmel has joined their new 
ventures staff. Dave lives in Kensington, 
Conn., and was formerly with FMC Corp. in 
Detroit, Mich. . . Charles S. Cook is a senior 
civil engineer with the State of New York, 
Dept. of Transportation. . S. Leon 
Gazoorian lives in Englewood, N.J.. and is 

an account representative for IBM Corp. . . 
Dr. John B. Lewis is a member of the 
technical staff at Bell Telephone Labs, 
Whippany, N.J. . . . Joseph W. Little, MS, is 
an associate professor of law at the Univer- 
sity of Florida in Gainesville. .. Daniel F. 
O'Grady, Jr., is a senior programmer for 
New England Telephone & Telegraph in 
Boston, Mass. . . White Engineering Corp. of 
Bristol, Pa., employs Thomas J. Pearsall as 
chief process engineer. . . Walter E. Pillartz, 
Jr., is supervisor of transmission services for 
Southern New England Telephone Co. in 
New Haven, Conn. . . The state of New 
York, Health Dept., employs David W. 
Prosser as a senior air pollution engineer in 
Syracuse. . . David M. Raab is a staff engi- 
neer at MIT's Instrumentation Lab in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. . . Brown University recently 
awarded William A. Wolovich, MS, a PhD 
degree in electrical sciences. Dr. Wolovich is 
currently employed at NASA's Electronics 
Research Center in Cambridge, Mass. 


Married: Frank J. Sokol, III to Miss 
Miriam Chisholm Davis of Middletown, 
Conn., on December 27, 1969. Frank is 
assistant to the executive vice president at 
Research-Cottrell, Inc., Bound Brook, N.J. 

R. P. Durkin & Co., Inc., has announced 
that they have opened a franchised broker- 
age office in Nashua, N.H. and that Robert 
J. Bagdis is a co-manager of that opera- 
tion. . . Robert A. Eddy, SIM, has been 
named product quality manager at Wyman- 
Gordon Co. of Worcester. . . Dr. John E. 
Lukens received his PhD degree from 
Cornell University in 1969. He reports that 
he is presently self-employed as a consultant 
in remote sensing and that for the spring 
semester of 1970 he is a lecturer in the 
Geography Dept. at the University of Rhode 
Island. . . Another recent doctorate degree 
recipient is Harry L. Rook. He received his 
degree from Texas A&M University in 1969 
and is presently employed as a research 
chemist at the National Bureau of Standards 
in Washington, D. C. . . Walter D. Wadman is 
an area operating engineer for the Con- 
necticut Light & Power Co. in Winsted, 

Dr. Michael A. Davis, who received a 
doctor of science degree in radiation biology 
from Harvard School of Public Health in 
1969, is principal research associate in nu- 
clear medicine at Harvard Medical School 
and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, 
Mass. He was recently the recipient of the 
James Picker Scholar Award in radiological 
research granted by the James Picker Foun- 
dation upon the recommendation of the 
National Academy of Science — National 
Research Council. Victor P. Dufault 

writes that he has left the Navy's submarine 
service after seven years and is now a 
maintenance engineer at Chas. Pfizer & Co., 
Inc., in Groton, Conn. He and his wife, 
Paula, have one son, Michael, age one. . . 
General Electric's Binghamton (N.Y.) facili- 
ty is the location of Ronald C. Gagne. He is 
a systems engineer. . . Army Capt. Thomas 
G. Holland is in Germany, having completed 
the field artillery course as a signal corps 
officer. . . IBM Corp. has transferred Robert 
P. Wilder to their regional office in Washing- 
ton, D.C. Bob, his wife, Jeanne, and their 
three children live in Arnold, Md. 


Alfred A. Bartkiewicz, Jr., is a sales 
engineer for the Farrel Co. in Ansonia, 
Conn. . . Also employed as a sales engineer 
is James M. Kelly, Jr. He is located in 
Kenmore, N.Y., where he works for Au- 
gustine-Honsberger Associates, Inc. . . 
Edward J. Polewarczyk is an engineering 
service and products administrator for 
Dynamic Controls Corp., Windsor, Conn. . . 
William C. Zinno informs us: "I am pres- 
ently living in Worthington, Ohio, and I was 
recently promoted to production superin- 
tendent at Industrial Nucleonics Corp., 
Columbus, Ohio. I finished my MBA at the 
University of Michigan in April, 1968, be- 
fore joining Industrial Nucleonics, and I 
have two sweet children, Terri Lynn and 
Michael James." 

Dr. Richard A. Kashnow has joined 
General Electric's Research and Develop- 
ment Center in Schenectady, N.Y., as a 
physicist in the Information Sciences Labo- 
ratory. . . Arnold Greene Testing Laborato- 
ries, Inc., in Natick, Mass., have appointed 
William J. Ladroga, Jr. as their chief 
metallurgist. . . The assistant division line 
superintendent at Massachusetts Electric Co. 
in Worcester is Robert M. Mellor. . . Army 
Capt. David G. Nevers left in March for his 
second tour of duty in Vietnam. On his first 
tour he received the Bronze Star and an 
award from the South Vietnamese govern- 
ment. . . The president of our North Shore 
Alumni Chapter, Dennis E. Snay, has been 
named local sales manager — commercial by 
Massachusetts Electric Co.'s Marlboro 
operations center. 

Married: 1/Lt. Edward P. laccarino to 
Miss Susan P. Reheis of Webster Groves, 
Mo., on June 21. 1969. Ed, who received his 
PhD from the University of Wisconsin last 
year, is in the Army Chemical Corps, sta- 
tioned at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark. . . 
Raymond G. Johnson, Jr. to Miss Ruth 
Anne Walton of Grand Rapids, Mich., on 



November 28, 1969. Ray is an electrical 
engineer with Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, 
Conn,, and is a graduate student at U. Conn. 

Robert 8. Bridgman received a Master of 
Aerospace Operations Management degree 
from the University of Southern California 
in February, 1970. He is employed by The 
Boeing Co. at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. . . 
Edward L. Cure is assistant manager of 
Cure's Furniture in Worcester. . . Dr. Warren 
J. Eresian, Jr., MS, is now a Captain in the 
U. S. Army and is stationed at Fort Belvoir, 
Va. . . Capt. E. James Hanna, III, is now 
stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. . . 
Bell Telephone Labs, Holmdel, N.J., em- 
ploys David V. Helsing as a member of their 
technical staff. .. John H. Schmidt is a 
university electronics engineer at Adelphi 
University, Garden City, N.Y. . . New Jersey 
Zinc Co. of Palmerton, Pa., employs 
Maurice Ft. Silvestris as an environmental 
control engineer. He lives in Allentown, 
Pa. . . Stanley Szymanski writes: "Now 
living in Golden Valley, Minn., and working 
as a sales engineer for Hooker Chemical 
Corp. We have two boys, Matthew (3 years 
old) and Charles (8 months old).". . . John 
F. Wetherell is an instrument engineer with 
Polaroid Corp., Waltham, Mass. 

Kenneth N. Robbins has been promoted 
to senior associate engineer at IBM Corp.'s 
Systems Development Laboratory in King- 
ston, N.Y. . . Frederic C. Scofield, III is a 
graduate student in nuclear engineering at 
the University of Arizona. . . The recent 
recipient of a PhD degree from Yale Univer- 
sity, Army Lt. Elliot F. Wyner is now 
stationed at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. 


Married: Francis X. Cantello to Miss 
Elizabeth J. Karwich of Wadsworth, Ohio, 
on August 30, 1969. George L. Humphrey 
was best man. Frank is a products engineer 
for B. F. Goodrich Co. in Woodburn, Ind. 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Chester J. 
Sergey, Jr., their second child and first 
daughter, Susan, on September 24, 1969. 
Chester is a sales engineer for Enthone, Inc., 
of W. Haven, Conn., and he lives in Wolcott, 
Conn. . . To Mr. and Mrs. William E. Zetter- 
lund, their second child and first son, Adam 
Eric, on November 27, 1969. Bill received 
an MBA degree from Inter-American Univer- 
sity in Puerto Rico while he was stationed 
there in the Navy. He is presently a con- 
struction manager for Brockwell, Longe, 
McManus of Latham, N.Y., and he is living 
in Athens, N.Y. 

Donald C. Carlson is a product engineer 
for the Torrington Co., Torrington, Conn., 
and he is presently on assignment in Japan 
for a year. . . Also employed by the Torring- 
ton Co. is David W. Geiger. Dave lives in 

Torrington. . . Dr. William F. Gasko, MS, 
has been named research director at Millis 
Research, Inc., Millis, Mass. He is a co- 
founder of the company. . . Dr. Arthur 
Gauss, Jr., MS, is a research physicist at the 
Ballistic Research Lab at Aberdeen (Md.) 
Proving Ground. . . Vision Systems, Inc., 
Bedford, Mass., employs Robert L. Johnson 
as a senior programmer/analyst. . . Clinton 
F. Kucera, Jr., is employed by General 
Electric Co. in Edmore, Mich., as a specialist 
in employee relations. . . Dr. Thomas F. 
Moriarty, who received his PhD degree from 
the University of Illinois in 1969, is em- 
ployed as a staff associate at Gulf General 
Atomic, San Diego, Calif. . . John W. Old- 
ham, Jr., is vice president of John Oldham 
Studios, Inc., in Wethersfield, Conn. . . 
RCA in Van Nuys, Calif ., employs Anthony 
A. Smalarz. . . Alfred G. Symonds is a field 
service representative for the General Elec- 
tric Co. at Vitro Labs, Silver Spring, Md. . . 
Takashi Tsujita is a project engineer for 
Thomas & Betts, Inc., in Elizabeth, N.J. . . 
Dr. John T. Wilson writes: "I received a PhD 
degree in civil engineering — structures in 
August, 1969, from Ohio State University. I 
am employed by Paul J. Ford, Structural 
Engineers, in Columbus, Ohio.". . . Arthur 
M. Zweil, Jr., is a project engineer for 
Sylvania Electric Products in Danvers, Mass. 
Air Force Capt. Robert H. Jacoby is an 
aircraft maintenance staff officer with an 
APO San Francisco address. . . E. I. duPont 
deNemours & Co., Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., 
is the location of Charles R. Seaver. He is a 
process engineer. . . Dr. Anton J. West, Jr. is 
a scientist in Mountain View, Calif. He 
earned his PhD in materials science last year 
at Stanford. 


Married: Ronald D. Finn to Miss Billie 
Elaine Wilkerson of Roanoke, Va., on De- 
cember 7, 1969. . . Robert P. Kokernak to 
Miss Jean Elizabeth Duffy of Chelmsford, 
Mass., in December, 1969. Bob is presently 
studying for his doctorate at WPI. . . Donald 
R. Nitsche to Miss Nancy Anne Dowd of 
Worcester, Mass., on October 18, 1969. Don 
received his MS last year from URI and is an 
actuarial student in the group department of 
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co., Newark, 

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. William F. 
Elliott, their first child, a daughter, Pen- 
elope Ann, on December 27, 1969. Bill is 
assistant director of admissions at WPI. 

Brian N. Belanger is a PhD candidate at 
the University of Rhode Island. . . Self- 
employed as a consultant and promoter in 
Allston, Mass., is Philip S. Blackman. He 
received an MS degree from MIT in 
1969. . . Jivraj N. Borad, MS, is a design 

engineer for a Philadelphia (Pa.) firm, Cata- 
lytic Construction Co. . . Roland C. 
Bouchard has been promoted to first lieu- 
tenant in the U.S. Air Force. He is an 
electronics engineer at Hill AFB, Utah. . . 
John W. Bowen is an MBA candidate at 
Harvard Business School. He recently was 
named a George F. Baker Scholar which is 
an honor bestowed upon students in the top 
five percent of the second-year students at 
the school. . . George M. Elko is working 
toward his doctorate degree and is a teach- 
ing assistant at Stevens Institute of Technol- 
ogy, Hoboken, N.J. . . Applied Information 
Industries of Moorestown, N.J., employs 
Paul R. Malnati as a project engineer. . . 
Raymond G. O'Connell, Jr., is a design 
engineer in the medical electronics div. of 
Hewlett-Packard Co., Waltham, Mass. Ray 
lives in Burlington, Mass. . . Chester J. 
Patch, III, is a field engineer for the Bechtel 
Corp. of Vernon, Calif. Joe lives in Farming- 
ton, New Mexico. . . Paul F. Peterson is a 
systems analyst/programmer in telecom- 
munications for Cincinnati Milling Machine 
Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Christopher G. Bradbury is with the 
Reece Corp. in Waltham, Mass. . . General 
Motors Corp., AC Electronics Div., is the 
location of John H. Carosella. He is a senior 
project engineer at the Milwaukee (Wis.) 
facility. . .Albany, N.Y., is the location of 
George M. Preston. He's a field engineer for 
General Electric Co. . . Dr. James A. 
Ratches is a research physicist for the 
Army's Night Vision Laboratory at Ft. 
Belvoir, Va. . . We have learned that 
Mordechai Turi, MS, is in charge of the 
Mechanical Development Dept. of Kendall 
Co. in Walpole, Mass. He also teaches at 
South Shore Hebrew High School and lec- 
tures frequently to study groups on 
Arab-Israeli affairs. 


Married: Army Capt. Lawrence R. 
Gooch to Miss Judith Anne Colarusso of 
Millbury, Mass., on April 21, 1968. Larry is 
currently stationed with the 1st Battalion, 
44th Artillery, at Dong Ha, Vietnam. . . 
Noel M. Potter to Miss Gail B. Aganier of 
Plattsburgh, N.Y., on August 9, 1969. Noel, 
who earned his MS from Cornell last June, is 
now working toward his PhD from the same 
university. One of his projects has been to 
analyze samples of moon rock and dust 
brought back by Apollo 10 in July. . . John 
E. Sonne to Miss Anne Levin of Trappe, Pa., 
on November 30, 1969. John is a research 
assistant at the University of Pennsylvania 
Hospital in Philadelphia. . . Richard E. De- 
Gennaro to Miss Marcia G. Karmolinski of 
Madison, Conn., on January 17, 1970. He is 
employed as a mechanical engineer by 



United Illuminating Co. of Bridgeport, 
Conn. The couple lives in Branford, Conn. 

Capt. John P. Dow is a radio officer 
with the U.S. Army in Phu Bai, Vietnam. . . 
Charles H. Goodspeed, III, is studying under 
a NASA Fellowship at the University of 
Cincinnati. He received his masters degree 
from WPI in 1969. . . Frank T. Jodaitis was 
recently promoted to first lieutenant in the 
U.S. Army. He is stationed at Da Nang, 
Vietnam. . . Thomas E. Kelley is a plant 
technical service engineer in Everett, Mass., 
for Monsanto Co. . . Leonard J. Lambert! is 
a graduate student at the University of 
Massachusetts. . . Ens. Robert G. Mc- 
Andrew, who received an MS degree from 
Texas A&M in 1969, is presently stationed 
with the U.S. Navy, Civil Engineer Corps, at 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. . . Employed as an 
engineer in systems research at Corning 
Glass Works in Corning, N.Y., is Harry E. 

Arthur F. Amend, MS, a physics and 
chemistry teacher at Ridgefield (Conn.) 
High School, has been named acting head of 
the Science Dept. there. . . Kimberly-Clark 
Corp. in New Milford, Conn., is the location 
of John Ft. Cahalen. John received his MS in 
ChE last year from U. Conn. . . Ronald A. 
Jolicoeur is now product engineer, sales, at 
Buffalo Forge in Buffalo, N.Y. . . Roy P. 
Lindquist, who received his MS last year 
from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), 
is now a second lieutenant in the U.S. 
Army. . .John E. Rogozenski, Jr. is at the 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the 
Industrial Engineering Dept. . . In Vietnam, 
1/Lt. Stephen B. Statz has received the 
Army Commendation Medal for meritorious 
service while serving as the officer in charge 
of his base camp. . . New England High 
Carbon Wire Corp., Millbury, Mass., is the 
location of Robert D. Watkins. 


Married: Edward F. Cannon, Jr. to Miss 
Laura Mackey of Eureka, Kan., on Sep- 
tember 6, 1969. Ed is teaching and coaching 
at Worcester Academy. . . Robert R. Demers 
to Miss Barbara M. Sather of Riverside, R.I., 
on December 31, 1969. They are living in 
Riverside, R.I. . . David A. Hopkinson to 
Miss Rosemary Matta of Pawtucket, R.I., on 
November 22, 1969. . . Peter E. Konopa to 
Miss Norma Johansen of Hamden, Conn., on 
December 27, 1969. Among the ushers was 
Richard E. DeGennaro, '67. Peter is em- 
ployed by the Olin Corp. . . Lt. Robert A. 
Wiley to Miss Linda Elizabeth Martin of 
Arlington, Va., in September, 1969. Richard 
A. Mayer was best man. Bob is stationed at 
Fort Bliss, Tex., at present. 

Ens. John J. Bresnahan, Jr., completed 
Naval Officer Candidate School in the fall of 

1969 and was assigned to the Naval Con- 
struction Battalion Center at Port Hueneme, 
Calif. . . Employed in Rexdale, Ontario, by 
Abel I Waco Ltd. is Gaetano A. Decaro. . . 
Army 2/Lt. John R. Hi/yard is stationed at 
the Lexington (Ky.) Blue Grass Army De- 
pot. . . Lawrence E. Klein, MS, is an asso- 
ciate engineer in the applied physics lab at 
Johns Hopkins Univ. . . Air Force 2/Lt. 
Richard Kung is an electronic engineer at 
McClellan AFB, Calif. . . Another member 
of the class who is in the armed forces is 
Walter C. Lynick. He is in the Army and is 
stationed in Vietnam as a technical advisor 
in construction. . . Cary A. Palulis is an 
industrial sales representative for the 
Humble Oil & Refining Co., Linden, N.J. 
Cary lives in Old Bridge, N.J. . . Peter A. 
Saltz writes: "I received an MS degree from 
the University of Rochester in June, 1969. 
My wife and I are now both working toward 
PhD degrees.". . . Richard J. Scaia is a dis- 
trict sales engineer in South Bend, Ind., for 
the Torrington Co. of Torrington, Conn. . . 
We have learned that Stephen C. Schwarm is 
an engineer with E. I. duPont deNemours & 
Co., Inc., in Wilmington, Del. . . Stephen J. 
Stadnicki, Jr., recently received a master of 
arts degree in chemical engineering from 
Princeton Univ.' 

Wayne E. Blanchard, who is production 
supervisor at Johnson & Johnson's Surgical 
Adhesives Mill in New Brunswick, N.J., has 
received that company's manufacturing 
award in recognition of his contributions as 
an outstanding production supervisor. . . 
Berton H. Gunter is in the Army in Ger- 
many, with one more year to go. Bert 
intends to return to the University of 
Illinois graduate school in 1971. . . Doug/as 
G. Ferry is employed by Eastman Kodak 
Co., Rochester, N.Y., as a quality control 


Married: Michael M. Hart to Miss Ellen 
Blanche Mayhew of Hartland, Vt., on No- 
vember 22, 1969. John T. Hart, '65, was 
best man for his brother. Mike is employed 
by Raytheon's missile systems div. in Bed- 
ford, Mass. . . David Lieberman to Miss 
Phyllis Robin Silverman of Worcester, Mass., 
on November 22, 1969. Carlos N. Spitz, '68 
was best man, and among the ushers were 
Neil M. Glickstein, Gregory E. Pollack, and 
Lawrence I. Waxier, '72. Dave is enrolled at 
Suffolk University School of Law and is 
employed by G. E. Co. in Fitchburg, 
Mass. . . 2/Lt. Clifford M. Obertuck to Miss 
Pamela Bitter of No. Brookfield, Mass., on 
October 4, 1969. Cliff is stationed at Fort 
Monmouth, N.J. 

Air Force 2/Lt. Kenneth C. Amend, MS, 
is stationed at Craig AFB, Ala. . . James F. 
Baxendale is a second lieutenant in the U.S. 
Army. . . William A. Bensch, MS. is a doc- 

toral degree candidate in the physics dept. 
at WPI. . . Richard C. Carlson is a military 
policeman in the U.S. Army and is stationed 
at Ft. Gordon, Ga. . . Riley Stoker Corp. of 
Worcester employs Stephen A. Erikson as a 
chemist. . . Also employed in Worcester is 
Stanley J. Goldman. He is an estimator and 
cost analyst for Herbert Engineering, Inc. . . 
Living and working in Jeanette, Pa., is James 
T. Heinrich. He is an applications engineer 
for the Elliott Co. . . James B. Hills is a test 
engineer for Worcester Valve Co. of W. 
Boylston, Mass. . . New England Telephone 
& Telegraph Co. employs David H. Johnson 
as a dial service manager in Springfield, 
Mass. Dave lives in Manchester, Conn. . . 
Vallabhdas V. Kantesaria, MS, is a project 
engineer for Combustion Engineering of 
Windsor, Conn. . . Shell Chemical Co. of 
Princeton, N.J., employs Curtis S. Kruger as 
a project engineer. . . John H. Murphy is a 
research assistant in the Cryogenic Lab at 
MIT. . . James B. Myers is an associate engi- 
neer with the Xerox Corp. in Webster, N.Y., 
and he lives in Penfield, N.Y. . . Sanders 
Associates employs Gregory E. Pollack as a 
market research analyst in Plainview, N.Y. 
Greg lives in Mineola, N.Y. .. Gerald M. 
Robbins is a graduate student at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois. . . Rashmikant C. Shelat, MS, 
is an assistant engineer for the Dept. of 
Highways in New York City. . . General 
Electric Co. employs Francis W. Skwira, MS, 
as a cognizant engineer in Schenectady, 
N.Y. . . John E. Watson is a junior project 
engineer in the manufacturing dept. at 
American Cyanamid, Wallingford, Conn. . . 
Among the members of the class who are in 
the service are: Army Lt. John C. Gavitt, 
stationed at Ft. Gordon, Ga.; Navy Ensign 
Ronald C. Lewis; Air Force 2/Lt. Douglas 
A. Nelson, who is in pilot training at Vance 
AFB, Okla.; and Navy Ensign Peter E. Nott, 
who is stationed in Pensacola, Fla. 

We have learned that the following 
members of the class are in the service: 
2/Lt. Brian T. Abraham is in the Army Air 
Defense Artillery; 2/Lt. Craig L. Mading is 
at Mather AFB, Calif, for navigator training; 
Paul V. Norkevicius is a second lieutenant in 
the Army; and Robert J. Scott is serving 
with the Army in Vietnam. . . Cameron P. 
Boyd is a supervisory assistant for New 
England Telephone & Telegraph Co. in 
Framingham, Mass. . . Merck & Co., Inc.. in 
Danville, Pa., is the location of Lawrence F. 
Folloni, Jr. . . Joel P. Greene is employed by 
the law firm of Bowditch, Gowetz & Lane 
in Worcester. . . In Boston, Mass., Charles A. 
Kalauskas works for Metcalf & Eddy. Inc., 
as a highway engineer. . . United Illumi- 
nating in New Haven, Conn., employs Ralph 
C. Pastore as an electrical engineer. . . 
Robert B. Reidy is in engineering sales at 
The Trane Co.'s E. Providence (R.I.) sales 





President, F. J. Gamari, '54, Sand Springs Rd., Williamstown, Mass. 
Secretary-Treasurer, P. J. Hopkinson, '66, Lexington Manor, Apt. 1 1 A, 

Lee, Mass. 
Council, K. E. Haaland, '53, 78 William St., Pittsfield, Mass. 


President, W. J. Charow, '49, 45 Woodlawn Ave., Wellesley Hills, Mass. 

Vice President, J. W. Lebourveau, '44, 174 Washington Ave., Needham, Mass. 

Treasurer, T. B. Newman, Jr., '64, Emerson Gardens, Apt. 1 1 , 

Lexington, Mass. 
Council, E. C. Hoglund, '27, 26 Willowdale Rd., Winchester, Mass. 

E. Lagerholm, '44, 100 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, Mass. 

D. J. Wright, '46D, 41 Birch Rd. Natick, Mass. 

Central New York 

President, R. W. Swanson, '51 , 301 Windsor Dr., DeWitt, N.Y. 
Secretary. N. T. Buske, '59, 220 Hickok Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 
Council, D. W. Prosser, '61 , 6 Florence St., Auburn, N. Y. 


President, D. A. Johnson, '60, 21 10 Lilac Terrace, Arlington Heights, 111. 
Secretary, J. Wary, '59, 704 W. Chicago Ave., Hinsdale, III. 
Treasurer, D. L. Goodman, '62, 903 S. Norbury St., Lombard, III. 
Council, R. A. Berg, '59, 1 433 Fairway Dr., Lake Forest, III. 

Cleveland- Akron 

President, R. D. Popp, '54, 515 Parkside Dr., Bay Village, Ohio 
Vice President, R. B. Sundheim, '58, 3642 Traynham Rd., Shaker Heights, Ohio 
Council, L. C. Leavitt, '34, 1 334 Cleveland Heights Blvd., 
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 

Connecticut Valley 

President, L. E. Stratton, '39, 74 Carlisle St., Springfield. Mass. 
Vice President, D.J. Schulz, '61 , Granville Rd., Southwick, Mass. 
Secretary, P. J. Brown, '50, 50 Van Horn St., W. Springfield. Mass. 
Treasurer, S. P. Mozden, Jr., '63, 55 Lee St., E. Longmeadow, Mass. 
Council. W. W. Asp, '32, 21 2 Birchland Ave., Springfield, Mass. 
P. E. Evans, '48, 69 Clairmont St., Longmeadow, Mass. 


President, E. H. Judd, '50 ,1231 Linden St., Plymouth, Mich. 
Secretary-Treasurer, D. K. Smith, '67, 1318 E. Forrest, Ypsilanti, Mich. 


President, J. F. Barresi,'60, 28 Stagecoach Rd., Windsor, Conn. 

Vice President. P. R. Cultrera, '62, Bunker Hill Rd,, Canton Center, Conn. 

Secretary, C. H. Bidwell, Jr., '57, 21 9 Naubuc Ave., E. Hartford, Conn. 

Treasurer, W. L. Brown, '60, 3 Redstone, Weatogue, Conn. 

Council, E. C. Campbell, '43, 1 5 Fairfield Rd., W. Hartford, Conn. 

G. F. Crowther, '37, 20 Bates St., Hartford, Conn. 

J. J. O'Connor, Jr., '54, 32 Terrace Rd., Wethersfield, Conn. 

Hudson -Mohawk 

President, C. C Allen, '49, 2064 Baker Ave., Schenectady, N.Y. 
Vice President, J.J. Osvald, '65, 1 1 38 Hendrickson, Ave., Schenectady, N.Y. 
Secretary-Treasurer, H. A. Christopher, '61, 105 Acorn Dr., Scotia, N.Y. 
Council, B. A. Podberesky, '58, 876 Whitney Dr., Schenectady, N.Y. 

Los Angeles 

President, P. C. Yankauskas, '42, 4508 Blackthorne Ave., Long Beach, Calif. 
Vice President. D. R. Bates, '40, 1 791 Terry Lynn Dr.. Santa Anna, Calif. 

(Mew Haven 

President, G. E. Flint, '29, 5 Woodycrest, Derby, Conn. 
Vice President, J. J. Conroy, Jr., '46C, 255 Riverside Dr., Mt. Carmel, Conn. 
Secretary-Treasurer, H. S. Altenburg,'65, 28 Remer St., Ansonia, Conn. 
Council, E. F. Cahalen, '27, 74 Fifth St., New Haven, Conn. 

C. W. McElroy, '34, 25 Bear Path Rd., Hamden, Conn. 

New York 

President, S. L. Vrusho, '57, IBM Corp., 2 Penn Plaza, New York, N.Y. 
Vice President, R. A. Lovell, Jr., '40, 142-05 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, N.Y. 
Vice President, J. J. Gushaw, '35, 999 Roxbury Dr., Westbury, N.Y. 
Secretary, B. E. Hosmer, '61, 333 E. 30th St., 17-B, New York, N.Y. 
Treasurer, G. P. Vittas, '63, 21 01 Voorhies Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Council, J. A. Birch, '34, 1 534 Wellington Rd., Merrick, N.Y. 

S. J. Spencer, '49, 5 Normandy Rd., Larchmont, N.Y. 

T. B. Graham, '38, 1 5 Circle Rd., Scarsdale, N.Y. 

North Shore 

President, D. E. Snay, '63, Queensland Rd., N. Billerica, Mass. 
Vice President, D.J. Dwinell, '34, 1 6 Manning St., Reading, Mass. 
Secretary-Treasurer, W. C. Goodchild, Jr., '40, 1 Woodbury Dr., Beverly, Mass. 
Council, J. M. Szymanski, '62, Paradise Travel Service, Inc., 127 Harvard St., 
Allston, Mass. 

Northern California 
President, A. E Engstrom, '59, 859 Pine Lane, San Rafael, Calif. 
Vice President, P. J. Nyquist, '50, 1 1 35 Estudillo St., Martinez, Calif. 
Secretary-Treasurer, F. D. Riley, '63, 3220 Acorn Way, San Jose, Calif. 

Northern New Jersey 

President, S. K. Lee, '60, 31 7 Lawn Ridge Rd., Orange, N. J. 
J/ice President, G. R. Backlund, '55, 153 Oakland Rd., Maplewood, N.J. 
Vice President. H. C. Dearborn, '37, 32 Colt Rd., Summit, N.J. 
Secretary, W. R. Hopkins, '65, 37 W. Ruby Ave., Palisades Park, N.J. 
Treasurer, V. E. Kohman, '43, 32 Summit Rd., Verona, N.J. 
Council, N. J. Taupeka. '58, 105 Stony Hill Rd., Eatontown, N.J. 

B. V. Ricciardi, '58, 237 Ivanhoe Path, Manasquan, N.J. 

Pacific Northwest 

President, P.J Topelian, '30, 443 160th Ave., S.E., Bellevue, Wash. 
Secretary-Treasurer, W. M. Lloyd, II, '51, 15714 S.E. 26th St., Bellevue, Wash. 


Acting President, J. F. Howe, Jr., '57, 2217 Winding Way, Drexel Hill, Pa. 


President, D. M. McNamara, '55, 804 Ella St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Vice President, A. D. Tripp, Jr., '36, 212 Connecting Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Secretary-Treasurer, G. B. Brown, '55, 140 Sunset Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Council, L. H. Longton, Jr., '49, 120 Watt Lane, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Rhode Island 

President, J. K. Karalekas, '58, 74 Ferncrest Dr., E. Providence, R.I. 
Secretary-Treasurer, H. F. DiZoglio, '60, RFD 1, Box 451, N. Scituate, R.I. 
Council. W. R. McLeod, Jr., '58, 37 Fir Glade Dr., Warwick, R.I. 

Rochester- Genesee 

President, R. P. Kostka, '63, 222 Colwick Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 
Vice President, L. J. Rossi, '61, 214 Elmgrove Rd., Rochester, N.Y. 
Secretary-Treasurer, C. E. Hunt, Jr., '34, 8 Birmingham Dr., Rochester, N.Y. 
Council, A. R. Hunderup, '56, 625 Shadyglen Circle, Webster, N.Y. 


Acting President, C. Hammarstrom, '34, 557 E. Wesley Rd., N.E., Atlanta, Ga. 
Secretary-Treasurer, F. C. Bragg, '24, Georgia Inst, of Technology, 
Engineering Mechanics, Atlanta, Ga. 


President, D. J. Brosnihan, III, '62, 4110 Arcadia Rd., Alexandria, Va. 
Vice President, K. A. Homon, '62, 7704 Miller Fall Rd., Rockville, Md. 
Secretary, D. M. Cornell, '60, 9 N. Summit Dr., Apt. 302, Gaithersburg, Md. 
Treasurer. J. W. Mahan, '60, 3907 Isbell St., Wheaton, Md. 
Council, L. G. Humphrey, Jr., '35, 4023 Oliver St., Chevy Chase, Md. 
W. J. Bank. '46B, 7704 Massena Rd., Bethesda, Md. 

Western New York 

President, K. R. Berggren, Jr., '49, 685 Porterville Rd., E. Aurora, N.Y. 

Vice President, J. H. Geffken, '63, 379 Fruitwood Terr., Williamsville, N.Y. 

Secretary-Treasurer, J. B. Flynn, Jr., '69, Hooker Chemical Corp., Durey Div., 

N. Tonawanda, N.Y. 
Council, F. W. Swan, '35, 1 28 Church St., E. Aurora, N.Y. 


Acting President, H. F. DeCarli, '52, 2405 Landon Dr., Wilmington, Del. 
Vice President, R. E. Ferrari, '51 , 2404 Landon Dr., Chalfonte, Wilmington, Del. 
Secretary, W. E. Lankau, Jr., '64, 6 Rector Ct., Apt. C, Wilmington, Del. 
Treasurer, R. F. Smith, 111/61,3351 Altamont Dr., Devonshire, Wilmington, Del. 
Council, P. Michelman, '51 , 241 Lori Lane South, Tarleton, Wilmington, Del. 


President, R. F. Burke, Jr., '38, 4 Haviland St., Worcester, Mass. 
Vice President, R. E. Howard, '51 , 9 St. Kevin Rd.. Worcester, Mass. 
Secretary, R. A. Seaberg, Jr., '56, WPI, Admissions Office, Worcester, Mass. 
Treasurer, C. W. Mello, '61, 6 Orrison St., Worcester, Mass. 
Council, R. P. Engvall, '57, 30 Conger Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

N. J. Crowley, '50, 26 Willard Ave., Worcester, Mass. 

S. R. Lindberg, '51 , 98 Beechwood Rd., Holden, Mass. 

P. F. Seibold, '50, 6 Olean St., Worcester, Mass. 

A. J. Ruksnaitis, '53, 32 Saxon Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

N. M. Gamache, '38, 10 Midland St., Worcester, Mass. 

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Published by the Alumni Association 
of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

W.P.I. Alumni Association Officers 
President: R. E. Higgs, '40; 
Vice presidents: 
R. R. Gabarro, '51; 

B. E. Hosmer, '61; 

Secretary- Treasurer: 

W. B. Zepp, '42; 

Assistant Alumni Secretary: 

S. J. Hebert, '66; 

Past President: A. D. Tripp, Jr., '36; 

Executive Committee, 


C. W. Backstrom, '30; C. C. Bonin, '38; 
F. S. Harvey, '37; L. Polizzotto, '70; 
Fund Board: 

I. J. Donahue, Jr., '44, Chairman; 
R. F. Burke, Jr., '38; G. F. Crowther, '37; 
L. G. Humphrey, Jr., '35;A. Kalenian, '33; 
L. A. Penoncello, '66. 

Alumni Office Staff 

Assistant to the Alumni Secretary, 

Office Manager: Norma F. Larson; 

Magazine Secretary: 

Nance C. Thompson; 

Fund Secretary: Stephanie A. Beland; 

Records Secretary: Helen J. Winter. 

In This Issue 

The WPI Plan — A Personalized Educational Program 

page two 

Formerly called the Two Towers IV Plan, this modern approach to engineering has been 
adopted by the faculty and trustees. 

Win, Place, and Show? page four 

WPI has high hopes of sweeping to victory in the minimum pollution cross-country 
automobile race which now has about 70 entries from over 40 colleges in North America. 

Commencement Week 1970 

page six 

Vol. 74 

Summer 1970 

Commencement Week on every college campus is a busy time every year and WPI is no 
exception. But unlike many colleges this year, the week was entirely peaceful and without 
disorder, a fine tribute to the whole WPI Community. 

Ed Delano, '30: California Traveler page fifteen 

An outstanding feat was accomplished by an exceptionally physically-fit alumnus as he rode a 
bicycle over 3000 miles to attend his 40th Reunion. 

Reorganization Approved page eighteen 

After a lengthy consideration of the plans, the administrative reorganization of the Alumni 
Association has been approved and implemented. 

Missing Alumni - Can You Help? page eighteen 

About 300 of the more than 9,300 WPI alumni are without a current mailing address. Do you 
know the location of any of them? 

Another Successful U.N. Meeting page thirty-seven 

For the second consecutive year, the New York and Northern New Jersey Chapters have held 
a meeting at the United Nations building. 

Warren B. Zepp, '42 
Editor and Business Manager 

Stephen J. Hebert, '66 
Assistant Editor and Business Manager 

The Journal is published in the Fall, Winter, 
Spring, and Summer. Entered as second class 
matter July 26. 1918, at the Post Office, 
Worcester, Massachusetts, under the act of 
March 3, 1879. Subscription two dollars per 
year. Postmaster: Please send form 3579 to 
Alumni Association, Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute, Worcester, Mass. 01609. 


Campus Notes 16 

Athletic Schedules 20 

Annual Alumni Fund Report 21 

Reunion Round-Up 39 

In Memory 45 

Your Class and Others 50 




The WPI Plan, formerly called the Two Towers IV Plan, 
has been approved by the faculty and the trustees. The 
faculty approved the Plan by a vote of 92 to 46 with three 
abstentions. An interesting observation of those who voted 
negatively indicated that most did not oppose the total Plan 
but rather only portions of it and that some negative votes 
were cast because the Plan did not go far enough. 

Thus, WPI has embarked on a course which places the 
college in a leadership position in the education world. In 
the past, many schools have tried portions of the innova- 
tions, and now WPI has become the first engineering college 
in the country to adopt such a comprehensive and 
far-reaching program. The Plan commits the college to 
providing an educational experience which will be respon- 
sive to each student's personal goals, using for some of its 
course material real-life problems of concern to the student, 
all developed within an academic calendar which permits 
flexibility with respect to time span and learning pace. 

Major innovations in the WPI Plan call for up to 25% of 
the education to be involved with independent study and 
projects of a real nature, while 75% of the education will 
continue to be on a classroom-type basis. Traditional 
lectures will continue to carry a large portion of the 
teaching while individual and smaller group conferences will 
personalize the learning process. 

In addition to being educated on the WPI campus, the 
Worcester Consortium for Higher Education and internship 
centers will play an important role in the education of each 
student. The Consortium, which is a joint venture by WPI 
with five other four-year colleges and four two-year colleges 
in the area, will provide opportunities for cross-registration 
by undergraduates, joint curriculum projects, cooperating 
libraries, a shared computer, and shared faculties. 

A unique aspect of the WPI Plan is the establishment of 
internship centers of WPI at research laboratories, industrial 
plant locations, government centers, and social service 
organizations. The internship centers will make it possible 
to carry on projects which are best handled "on-site." They 
will usually consist of 15 students and resident faculty 
support. However, special studies or projects will be 
arranged, from time to time, for smaller groups at locations 
without a regular internship center. While the work will 
focus on real problems of the host organization, full 
educational direction will remain with WPI. 

This third resource adds especially relevant experiences 
to be drawn on by the student and his advisor. Knowledge 


is not limited to that which has been reduced to a textbook 
and then integrated into a "course" by the faculty. The 
student sees his field of interest in flux and growth, and in 
its multidisciplinary interrelationships. Here he can evaluate 
his educational objectives while he still has time to change. 

The Plan adopts the concept of four seven-week terms, 
normally with three subject areas per term, in place of the 
now-existent two semesters with five or six courses per 
semester. This program of concentration on only three 
subjects at a time will, hopefully, provide a greater focus of 
attention and more efficient and effective learning. A fifth 
term of seven weeks during the summer will enable students 
to either accelerate their programs or to lighten their 
academic schedules during the year. The calendar, with its 
flexibility, will lend itself to easily meeting the needs of 
students with varying backgrounds. 

In January of each year, an Intersession will bring 
together on campus visiting scholars, experts from industry 
and government, faculty and students, in a series of three 
week-long seminars. 

Each seminar will be an intensive examination of a 
particular field of interest. This concentration will enable 
the faculty to keep abreast of developing technologies in 
their fields of specialization, and to be made aware of 
developments in other fields of ancillary interest. The 
visiting experts will both contribute to these seminars and 
advance their own knowledge by sharing views with other 
experts in the field. The student will undergo an intensive 
educational experience which will further his knowledge 
and provide him with a means of evaluating many different 
career opportunites. 

Performance Evaluation 

The WPI Plan adopts a grading and evaluation system 
based on self-motivation. A truly professional person 
achieves because of his inherent desire to promote an ideal 
he believes in or a project for which he is responsible. In 
preparing a student to enter the professional world, the 
faculty are his natural allies. An abstract numerical grading 
system tends to destroy this alliance and hinder the 
educational process in advancing the student's goals. For 
these reasons WPI has adopted a unique grading system 
based upon personal written evaluations by each faculty 
member. These evaluations include the grades of acceptable 
with distinction, acceptable, or not acceptable in all studies, 
plus a written evaluation of the student in all projects or 
independent studies. In the case of a project, an abstract of 

the student's work will be included with the full report on 
file in the college's library. The sum total of these written 
evaluations helps the student in his personal development 
and allows him to show future colleagues his developing 

Graduation Requirements 

The Plan has adopted a graduation requirement which 
tests competence through the application of knowledge to 
unfamiliar problems. A comprehensive examination de- 
signed to require broad knowledge in a field of study, and 
two advanced level projects or independent studies drawn 
from real-life situations, are the mechanisms for testing that 
competence. These will not be narrow academic exercises, 
but rather seven-week projects or independent studies and 
one- or two-week comprehensives, with all sources of 
information available, just as will be the case after 


The WPI Plan is the result of a thorough investigation of 
the demands of society on higher education. It assumes that 
a liberal education in the last quarter of the twentieth 
century must have a strong technical and scientific base and 
that the individual who is to be truly educated must 
examine thoroughly all of the implications of technology 
for human welfare. 

The various modes of instruction, the individualized 
advising and curricular programs, the new academic calen- 
dar, the off-campus internship centers, the refreshing new 
approach to the evaluation of student work, and the joining 
of faculty and students in learning, are the outstanding 
features of the Plan. 

With its innovations and positive attitude toward 
learning, the WPI Plan is an exciting and difficult under- 
taking for an independent college of engineering and 
science. The flexibility of the Plan accommodates the 
varying backgrounds, needs, and motivations of the 
entering students. While encouraging the undergraduate to 
be responsible and accountable for his own education, the 
college will provide him with excellent advising; a variety of 
contacts with expert faculty in both basic and specialized 
fields; modern library, laboratory, and other technical 
resources; an opportunity to study at off-campus sites; and 
above all, a community where both the student and the 
faculty member find about them a group of people 
enjoying learning and attempting to solve some of the most 
difficult problems of the time. 




The Propane Gasser, the Hybrid- Electric Vehicle, the 
Great Teakettle, the Clean Air Saab, and the Dark Horse 
Entry are ready for post time. The course has been set. The 
judges are ready. And the Clean Air Car Race is set to begin 
August 24. With some 40 low pollution automobiles 
entered by college students from campuses throughout 
North America, it promises to be not only an exciting race, 
but also a vivid means of demonstrating the effectiveness of 
low pollution automobiles in the fight against air pollution. 

The response from students at WPI has been over- 
whelming. About 60 students responded to the initial 
announcement and five entries have been prepared. Much 
of the support for the program has come from American 
industry, with some financial support from a special alumni 
solicitation and from other donors. The only design 
requirement for the entries is that they must produce less 
pollution than that which will be required for vehicles in 
the state of California in 1975. The race has been organized 
by a committee of students from MIT, Caltech, and other 

There will be overnight stopping and repair facilities in 
Toronto, Ont.; Detroit, Mich.; Champaign, III.; Tulsa, 
Okla; Odessa, Tex.; and Tucson, Ariz. There will also be 
frequent substations along the route where electric entries 
will be able to recharge batteries and where cars using other 
types of non-conventional fuel (propane, compressed na- 
tural gas, etc.) will be able to replenish their supplies. All 
competing groups will be required to do their own driving 
and to make their own roadside repairs as necessary. Each 
entry will be accompanied by an observer or judge. 

Beginning August 17, the week before the start of the 
race, the entries will be subjected to a series of detailed 
performance and emission tests in the Boston area. Based 
on these tests, points will be awarded and penalties will be 
assessed which will be used in determining the eventual 

winners. The actual race will begin August 24 in Cambridge, 
Mass., and will proceed the 3,600 miles to Pasadena, Calif., 
along a predetermined route. 

The cars will follow the Massachusetts Turnpike and the 
New York State Thruway to Buffalo, N.Y. From Buffalo, 
the cars will follow Interstate 290 and 1-190 to Niagara 
Falls and cross over into Canada. They will follow the 
Queen Elizabeth Way to Toronto and then take Prov. 401 
from Toronto until they cross back into the United States 
at Detroit. 

From Detroit the cars will follow I-94 through Michigan 
to Michigan City, Ind., where they will pick up I-90 and 
then I-80 through Indiana to a point just south of Chicago, 
where they will pick up I-57 southward. In Effingham, III., 
the race will switch to I-70 and they will follow I-70 to St. 
Louis, Mo. 

From St. Louis the route will take the cars along I-44 
through Missouri and to Oklahoma City. In Oklahoma City 
the cars will pick up I-35 which will take them to Dallas, 
Tex. From Dallas the route turns westward again along I-20 
and 1-10 to Casa Grande, Ariz. 

At Casa Grande the route will take the cars along I-8 to 
San Diego, where they will swing northward along I-5, 
taking them into the Los Angeles area. The final few miles 
will be along the Pasadena Freeway to Pasadena and the 
Caltech campus where post-race performance and emission 
tests will be conducted and the winner declared. 

Along the race route Pit Crews have been organized by 
a Committee headed by Walter Dennen, '18, and Enfried 
Larson, '22. Pit Crew Chiefs are: John Geffken, '63, of 
Williamsville, N.Y. for Toronto; Ed Judd, '50, of Plymouth, 
Mich, for Detroit; Prof. Mohammad Amin in Champaign, 
III.; Bill Dorman, '48, of Tulsa for Oklahoma City; Arthur 
Dinsmoor, '49, of Midland for Odessa, Texas; Robert 
Johnson, '27, of Green Valley, Ariz, for Tucson; and Paul 
Yankauskas, '42, of Long Beach, Calif, for Pasadena. 


A team works on the 

Clean Air Saab. At 

far left is Nancy Wood, '73, 

of Gardner, Mass., who will be 

one of the drivers of 

the entry. 


|V ,,\d9« 



Commencement Week 


For some of the alumni the week- 
end began on Thursday afternoon with 
a Fund Board meeting. With Chairman 
Irving James Donahue, Jr., '44, of 
Shrewsbury, Mass. presiding, the first 
item of business was the election of a 
Chairman for the next year. Mr. Dona- 
hue was re-elected to a third term. 
Following this the selection of recom- 
mendations for membership on the 
Fund Board was made and Aram 
Kalenian, '33, was recommended for a 
second three-year term and Lawrence 
A. Penoncello, '66, was recommended 
for his first three-year term. 

The progress of the 1969-70 An- 
nual Fund was discussed and it was 
noted that contributions as of June 4 
totaled $114,101.42 from 2578 gifts 
with an additional $12,269.88 from 
matching gifts. 

A discussion of plans for the 
1970-71 Annual Fund was next. 
Stephen J. Hebert, '66, Assistant 
Alumni Secretary, mentioned that 
under the administrative reorganiza- 
tion plans that methods of fund raising 
would probably face major revision. 
The key item would involve personal 
solicitation on a chapter-by-chapter 
basis. Final details of this were not 

The Executive Committee met Fri- 
day morning. President Robert E. 
Higgs, '40, presided and opened the 
meeting by asking for a moment of 
silence in memory of Thomas L. 
Counihan, '24, who had passed away 
on June 2. In his President's message 
Mr. Higgs termed the past year as a 
year of much success and much prog- 
ress. He said that the success was a 
culmination of many years' work by 
many people and he singled out for 
special praise the work of Bradley E. 

Hosmer, '61, and his Administrative 
Reorganization Committee. In con- 
clusion, he stated his belief that the 
Alumni Association is a dynamic part 
of the Institute and should play a vital 
role in its operation. 

In other business, Mr. Donahue 
gave a report of the Fund Board, Olavi 
H. Halttunen, '45, outlined plans for 
the coming year and the budget was 
given Committee approval. 

The Alumni Council met Friday 
afternoon following a luncheon in 
Morgan Hall with 16 chapters repre- 
sented. The meeting was presided over 
by President Higgs who gave his Presi- 
dent's report which he had previously 
given to the Executive Committee. He 
introduced Dr. George W. Hazzard 
who commented on the role of alumni 
and on the proposed budget of the 
college for 1970-71, which he noted 
would show a deficit. 

The Nominating Committee, 
chaired by Stephen J. Spencer, '49, 
presented its report and in due process 
the following officers were elected: 
President Robert E. Higgs, '40 

Vice President Bradley E. Hosmer, '61 
Secretary- Treasurer 

Warren B. Zepp, '42 
Executive Committee 
Member-a t- large 

Carl W. Backstrom, '30 

Leonard Polizzotto, '70 
Fund Board Member 

Aram Kalenian, '33 
Fund Board Member 

Lawrence A. Penoncello, '66 

No action was necessary on the 
continuing terms of Ralph R. Gabarro, 
'51, Vice President and Plummer 
Wiley, '35 and Francis S. Harvey, '37, 
Executive Committee Members-at- 

In the most important single 
action of the day, the Council gave 
unanimous approval to the recommen- 
dations for administrative re- 
organization after making only a few 
minor changes. (An article on the 
reorganization appears elsewhere in 
this issue). 


With the weatherman uncoopera- 
tive for the first time in recent years. 
Reunion Day began with breakfast for 
those who had had rooms in Daniels 
Hall Friday night. The rain, however, 
which forced the festivities inside into 
Morgan Hall, never dampened the 
spirits of the large turnout. 

Registration was held in the lobby 
of Morgan Hall during the morning. 
During coffee, the 50- Year Associates 
met in Daniels Hall and elected one of 
the newest members, Malcolm B. 
Arthur, '20, as their president. Being 
president of a group is nothing new for 
Malcolm as he is also president of his 
class. Class pictures were taken prior 
to the luncheon and the classes of 
1935 and 1920 both had over 60 
people in their pictures. After the 
pictures, over 350 people gathered in 
the Morgan Hall dining room for a fine 
meal prepared by the Morgan Hall 
kitchen staff headed by Al Begin. 

The invocation was given by Win- 
throp G. Hall, '02, and the luncheon 
was served. Following the luncheon, 
Robert E. Higgs, '40, who had been 
re-elected president of the Alumni 
Association the previous day, intro- 
duced the guests seated at the head 
table, including WPI President, Dr. 
George W. Hazzard. 

In his first address at a Reunion 
Day luncheon. Dr. Hazzard noted his 
pleasure at the large turnout of alumni 
for the festivities as well as the excel- 


lent receptions he and Mrs. Hazzard 
had received in their travels during the 
past year to most of the alumni 
chapters. He also commended several 
of the older alumni in attendance for 
their dedication and interest and he 
commended other alumni, namely, 
Leslie J. Chaffee, '16, John T. Hege- 
man, '45, and Robert E. Scott, '45, for 
traveling, respectively, from Tacoma, 
Washington, Cranbrook, British 
Columbia and London, England to 
attend the Reunion. In conclusion, he 
invited everyone to stop in at his 
office in the southeast corner of Boyn- 
ton Hall whenever they are in the area. 
The annual Alumni Meeting was 
then held. Robert Higgs, '40, Presi- 
dent, presided. In his opening remarks 
he explained what a busy year it had 
been and said that the accomplish- 
ments of the year were the results of 
work which had been going on for 
many years and that his administration 
was not solely responsible. He thanked 
all those who had helped during his 
first year, and in particular singled out 
for praise, Bradley E. Hosmer, '61, 

Chairman, and the other members of 
the Administrative Reorganization 
Committee. He then introduced Brad 
to explain the recommendations of his 
committee. Following his explanation, 
Aram Kalenian, '33, made a motion 
to change the wording of the recom- 
mendation, but on a voice vote this 
was defeated. The total program of 
recommendations was voted on next 
and was passed. With no further busi- 
ness, the meeting was adjourned and 
the presentation of awards followed. 

First of the presentations was the 
fifty-year diplomas. These were pre- 
sented by President Hazzard and Dean 
Martin C. Van de Visse to 34 members 
of the Class of 1920. 

Dr. William E. Hanson, 32, Chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees, pre- 
sented Robert H. Goddard Awards for 
Professional Achievement to Walter L. 
Abel, '39 and Anson C. Fyler, '45. Mr. 
Abel is vice-president for corporate 
systems and director of research for 
the USM Corp. of Beverly, Mass. Mr. 
Fyler is president of Arrow-Hart, Inc. 

of Hartford, Conn. 

The Herbert F. Taylor Award for 
Distinguished Service to the Institute 
was presented to Chandler W. Jones, 
'26, by Alumni President Higgs. 

The "special" reunion class mes- 
sages were the next item on the 
program. Representing the Class of 
1920 was their president, Malcolm B. 
Arthur, who presented a check for 
over S 10,000 to the Institute as their 
class gift. The Class of 1945 was 
represented by Robert E. Scott. 
Noting that their class could not 
match the gift from the Class of 1920, 
he nevertheless did present a gift to 
WPI which was in excess of $3,000. 
The president of the graduating class, 
Leonard Polizzotto, represented his 
class and recalled some of the high- 
lights of the class' four years at WPI. 

The Class of 1917 Attendance Cup 
was presented to the Class of 1920 for 
the best attendance at the reunion on 
a percentage basis. They had 35 of the 
69 living members of their class in 


40 seniors received their 
commissions at ceremonies 
in Alden. 

Photo courtesy of Worcester Telegram & Gazette. 

Ed Delano. '30. receives a trophy 

from Warren Zepp, '42 at 

the reunion luncheon for riding 

a bicycle from California 

to Worcester. 


A special award was then pre- 
sented by Prof. Zepp. It was a trophy 
with a bicycle rider on it and it was 
presented to Edward R. Delano, '30. 
An article on Mr. Delano, who rode a 
bicycle from California to Worcester, 
appears elsewhere in this issue. In 
accepting the award, Mr. Delano com- 
mented, "A lot of people in the West 
and Midwest, who had never heard of 
Worcester Tech, have heard of it now." 

The final two items on the pro- 
gram were the singing of the Alma 
Mater, capably led by Lenny Poliz- 
zotto and the Benediction, which was 
given by Mr. Hall, '02. 

But Reunion Day was not over for 
many. Many attended the ROTC 
commissioning ceremonies which were 
held in Alden Memorial. The Com- 
manding General of the U.S. Army's 
Signal Center and Signal School at 
Fort Monmouth, N.J., Brigadier Gen- 
eral Richard C. Home, III presented 
commissions to 40 members of the 
graduating class. Others were to attend 
class get-togethers. One class, the Class 
of 1945, met at the Sheraton Yankee 
Drummer Inn in Auburn for their 25th 
reunion party and 36 members of their 
class were in attendance. 

And thus Reunion Day, 1970, 
drew to a close for the alumni. Many 
were to remain, however, for Baccalau- 
reate and Commencement. But for 
those who were leaving, it had been a 
successful weekend. Seeing old friends, 
recalling fond memories, making plans 
for their next reunion had all been a 
part of it. 

But for the graduating seniors 
Commencement Weekend was just be- 
ginning. On Saturday night many 
members of the class returned for the 
annual dinner dance. It was held at the 
Yankee Drummer Inn and was all a 
part of the build-up to Commence- 
ment Day which 265 seniors had only 
dreamed about four — and for some, 
five — years ago. 


The day began with the traditional 
Baccalaureate Service in Alden Memo- 
rial Hall at 10:00 A.M. The sermon 

this year was delivered by Rev. Dr. 
Wallace W. Robbins of the First Uni- 
tarian Church of Worcester. 

The long-awaited graduation hour 
approached on Sunday afternoon as 
those receiving degrees gathered in 
front of Boynton Hall to form the 
processional. A small percentage were 
wearing armbands in protest but they 
were only a very small number out of 
the total of 265 candidates. Led by 
Honorary Marshal, Prof. John P. van 
Alstyne, WPI's Outstanding Teacher of 
the Year, and by the Marshal, Dean 
Richard F. Morton, the processional 
proceeded across Earle Bridge and the 
Quadrangle into Harrington Audito- 
rium, followed by the faculty, admin- 
istration, and trustees. 

The invocation was given by the 
Rev. Peter J. Scanlon, Catholic chap- 
lain at WPI. The National Anthem 
followed before President George W. 
Hazzard introduced Dr. Thomas O. 
Paine, Administrator of the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administra- 
tion, who delivered the principal 

He announced for the first time 
that the United States is negotiating 
with European countries on a plan to 
launch and operate an orbiting scien- 
tific laboratory by 1980. He said "I 
have just returned yesterday (June 6) 
from a week in Europe negotiating 
with other nations to work with us" in 
launching such a laboratory. If these 
efforts come to fruition, he said, and 
"if America maintains its momentum 
in space, it will be possible for young 
professors and their graduate students 
to routinely travel back and forth to 
do research in an international orbiting 
laboratory before the end of the 
decade of the seventies." He did not 
elaborate on his negotiations or his 
proposal for an orbiting laboratory. 

He spent much of his time com- 
paring what he called Squareland and 
Potland. Excerpts from the remainder 
of his address follow: 

"It's a great pleasure to be with 
you here today, for I have a personal 
previous association with this great 

school. During World War II a WPI 
graduate who was a close friend and 
shipmate, Ben Phelps, and I spent 
many lonely hours at night on the 
bridge of a submarine in the South- 
west Pacific discussing the problems of 
the world, and what we would do after 
the war to improve things. Unfortu- 
nately, I am the only one of the pair 
who was able to undertake this. So I 
feel a special responsibility here today, 
and would like to dedicate my rather 
offbeat remarks to Ben Phelps of the 
Class of '41. 

Ben always had a mischievous 
twinkle in his eye. He had a tremen- 
dous sense of humor, although techni- 
cally, he was extremely sharp. I think 
Ben's advice to me in speaking to you 
would be 'For goodness sakes, don't 
be pompous. Don't talk platitudes. 
Say what's on your mind, and get a 
little humor into it.' 

Let me therefore address myself to 
what I believe to be one of the most 
fascinating actions in the world today: 
the clash between two contemporary 
social worlds, which for the sake of 
discussion we can call the war between 
'Potland' and 'Squareland'. 

One antagonist is the world of 
Squareland — the world you were born 
and raised in — the world your parents 
live in. The other, the world of Pot- 
land, is not so easy to describe because 
it is shadowy and shifting and partly 
underground. Actually, each of these 
lands is simply a state of mind, a world 
view. Everyone knows the established 
leaders of Squareland's government, 
universities, corporations and 
churches. They are about as lively as 
their name implies: the pillars of soci- 
ety. By its very nature, Potland is 
much harder to describe, but for pur- 
pose of illumination I'd like you to 
imagine that Potland has the same 
establishment structure as Squareland, 
and nominate appropriate leaders to 
help characterize this evanescent new 

The Supreme Court of Potland 
would obviously consist not of 'nine 
old men' but of seven swinging young 


men — the Chicago Seven. They know 
how to carry out a judicial hearing. 
Potland's Secretary of Agriculture — 
who'd radically change crop planting 
— would be Dr. Timothy Leary. Then 
Secretary of the Interior Jane Fonda's 
chief concern would not be making 
the Indians comfy on Aloatraz, but 
printing enough 'Keep off the Grass' 
signs — and you know what Smokey 
the Bear would be smoking. 

This hypothetical leadership list 
provides a short and albeit exaggerated 
description of Potland. Potland should 
not be regarded as a silly subculture, 
or a run-down hippie movement, but 
as a full-fledged nation operating in 
the midst of Squareland. 

What provocations have driven 
Potland into shrill battle with Squafe- 
land? Fears of cultural domination by 
Squareland, of economic reprisal, even 
of genocide are mentioned. Potlanders 
regard the triumphs of Squareland — 
from its unprecedented economic 
achievement to landing on the moon — 
as arrogant assaults on its soul and 
psyche. Intolerance and bigotry exist 
on both sides. Disaffection on the 
home front in Potland has led to the 
classical response by its leaders. Per- 
haps the excitement of living by plun- 
der rather than the hard discipline of 
constructive work plays a part. Since 
Potland's economy is largely based on 
foreign aid from Squareland, some 
guilt and animosity toward the donor 
are probably inevitable. 

But in my view, all these explana- 
tions are simplistic, and overlook the 
most unforgivable and insulting provo- 
cation of all on the part of Squareland. 
This provocation is now operating 
against young Potlanders in all indus- 
trialized nations that have achieved 
unprecedented productivity and 
wealth. For Squareland today is ignor- 
ing its young people's dreams and 
aspirations and abilities. Squareland is 
clearly failing to provide a clear chal- 
lenge and opportunity to its young 
men and women to aspire to great 
human achievement in their vigorous 
youth. This is indeed unforgivable — 
neglect and boredom are the ultimate 

insult, the worst provocation, and 
ennui breeds revolution. Squareland 
must rectify this, or its young will 
emigrate to Potland and peace will be 
hard to restore. 

Up to now the principal impact of 
the space program has been on Square- 
land. The Aerospace business has be- 
come America's largest manufacturing 
industry. It and the computer industry 
pay the world's highest wages, while 
earning America's greatest trade dol- 
lars overseas. Few Americans realize 
that the Aerospace industry accounted 
for 200% of the nation's favorable 
balance of payments for the past two 
years. Space age developments have 
ushered in many dramatic advances 
from low cost jet transportation to 
global satellite communication and 
weather observation systems. The 
social effects are many: for example, 
low cost jet transport has led to 'Se 
habla espagnol' signs all over New 
York City. Yet the greatest social 
impact is still to come; the space age 
has just begun. The new horizons that 
have already been opened in science 
and technology, however, provide 
Squarelanders with increasing techno- 
logical power and intellectual satisfac- 
tion. Space developments will soon 
give man the capability to intelligently 
monitor and manage this planet's 
entire biosphere, better utilizing the 
earth's resources in the best interest of 
all mankind. Beyond this lies the more 
distant but inevitable day when man 
will establish new colonies on other 
worlds, extending the domain of 
terrestrial life, and initiating entirely 
new human cultures. 

Although Potlanders value some of 
the promises of space progress, such as 
increasing international contacts, 
cleaning up the biosphere, drastic re- 
ductions in transportation and com- 
munication costs, and increased leisure 
time, they find little satisfaction in the 
space program today. It is just too 
square — too disciplined — too rational 
for them. But in the long run space 
advances will have a major impact on 
the Potlanders. As we press forward 
with the exploration and utilization of 

space, we will open many challenging 
new opportunities for young men and 
women in their vigorous youth. As 
previously discussed, this is of supreme 
importance in settling the war. I can- 
not say that our present cutback and 
austere NASA program is providing 
enough opportunities today for young 
men and women. Many young people 
have already benefited, though, and an 
expanded space effort could do much 
more. How could I be satisfied with 
our present status, when there is an 
excellent chance that soon I will be 
sending the first grandfather to land 
on the moon? Just think — an astro- 
naut grandfather? He deserves to go — 
but so do some of you graduating 
today, and you could and should be 
doing so. Some of you will go, and 
long before you're grandfathers, too, if 
America maintains its momentum in 
space and we build the space stations 
and rocket plane shuttles in the 1970's 
that we now plan. 

How will the war (between Square- 
land and Potland) end? Since the 
Squarelanders are in general of the 
older generation, it is clear that the 
younger Potlanders have an ultimate 
weapon — the biological time bomb. 
You will win out as the older genera- 
tion eventually retires. But what a 
hollow victory it will be! Suddenly a 
new generation will appear in the 
universities whom the Class of 1970 
cannot understand. 

But now, for the first time in 
history, there is a new force that can 
act in your favor. The space age is 
really moving. It partly originated 
right here on this campus with Robert 
Goddard. And it will indeed open 
swinging and challenging opportunities 
at an unprecedented rate to captivate 
bright and searching young minds. It 
can give them fascinating pioneering 
jobs worthy of their mettle. This is 
true both in space and in many other 
fields. The message we have brought 
back from the moon is that America 
can accomplish whatever it resolves to 
do. Apollo must embolden us to tackle 
our other problems with equal confi- 
dence and energy. 



But don't ever try to completely 
eliminate the Squareland-Potland war 
from the human scene. You can't, and 
anyway, this continuing uproar is the 
essence of our richly diversified human 
scene in the reasonably United States 
of America." 

Four honorary degrees were con- 
ferred by Dr. William E. Hanson, '32, 
Chairman of the Board of Trustees. 
Recipients of Honorary Doctor of 
Engineering degrees were Dr. Paine, 
the Commencement speaker and Dr. 
Elmer W. Engstrom, Chairman of the 
Executive Committee of the Board of 
Radio Corporation of America. Dr. 
Elizabeth A. Wood, a specialist in 
crystals at Bell Laboratories, and Dr. 
Russell E. Train, Chairman of the 
Nixon Administration's Council of En- 
vironmental Quality received Honor- 
ary Doctor of Science degrees. Follow- 
ing the Honorary degrees, Dr. Hanson 
presented certificates to the School of 
Industrial Management. 

President Hazzard, with the heads 
of the degree-granting departments, 
next presented Bachelor of Science 
degrees to 265 undergraduates and 
Master of Science degrees to 50 candi- 
dates. The highest academic degree. 
Doctor of Philosophy, was awarded to 
nine candidates. 

Next on the program was President 
Hazzard's first message to a graduating 
class. He said: 

"It has been traditional atWPI for 
the President to make a few parting 
and exhorting remarks to the seniors. 
Today, for the first time, I shall try 
my hand at it but I wish to enlarge the 
group of addressees to include parents. 
For together we at WPI and your 
parents at home have helped you 
seniors become the educated people 
you are at this moment. Together, we 
as parents and as a college have tried 
our best to fulfill our responsibilities, 
to offer the opportunities for educa- 
tion and the students to make full 
utilization of these opportunities. And 
now what? 

I offer you two responsibilities 
with the fervent hope that you are 
successful in happily combining them. 

These two are the responsibility for 
full professional use of your education 
in serving society and the responsi- 
bility of being fully a citizen in a 
democratic but complicated country. 
In both cases I hope the high ethical 
standards of engineers and scientists 
will apply. 

In this particular instant of history 
it requires a steady hand and head to 
combine these two responsibilities 
effectively and constructively. You 
have done so here as students, a fact of 
which all of us are proud. Now I 
specially ask you and your parents not 
to lose sight of that second responsi- 
bility of being a fully participative 
citizen. How our country's leaders, 
executive and congressional, proceed 
will depend in great measure on the 
thoughtful input from each of you. 
Your efforts in written expression, in 
support of your political candidates, in 
conversation with friends and ac- 
quaintances will provide the weight of 
evidence leading to action — to ending 

the war in Southeast Asia, to ending 
racial discrimination at home, to grap- 
pling honestly with environmental 
problems to a rational balance be- 
tween space and earth, to a livable 

In the tradition of the university 
and a democratic society, respecting 
the rights of each person, all of us 
must exercise our best efforts as 
scientist and citizen in cooperative 
efforts toward achieving a future of 
which we can be proud. A challenging 
goal, ladies and gentlemen, for the 
graduates of WPI." 

Upon completion of the Presi- 
dent's message. Rev. Scanlon offered 
the Benediction. Another group of 
talented individuals, the 102nd of its 
kind, had joined the ranks of alumni, 
and as the sun appeared for the first 
time during the long weekend the 
traditional reception and picture- 
taking began on the quadrangle as 
another successful Commencement 

Harrington Auditorium on Commencement Day. 



A happy graduate with an engineer's cap following graduation. 



Chandler W. Jones, '26, receives Herbert 
F. Taylor A ward from A lumni President, 
Robert E. Higgs, '40. 

Anson C. Fyler, '45, receives Robert 
H. Goddard A ward from Dr. William 
E. Hanson, '32, Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees. 

Walter L. Abel, '39, receives Robert 
H. Goddard Award From Dr. William 
E. Hanson, '32, Chairman of the 
Board of Trustees. 


degree recipients 

in 1970 are pictured 

with President Hazzard. 

From left, 

Elmer W. Engstrom, 

Elizabeth A. Wood, 

Dr. Hazzard, 

Thomas O. Paine, 

and Russell E. Train. 



Robert C. Gosling, '68, 
receives his MS degree 
in civil engineering 
from Dr. Hazzard. 

"Me in 1990. Daddy?' 



ED DELANO, '30 : 


It's not often that any college or 
university gets much publicity from 
any of its reunion-connected activities. 
In fact, it's seldom that reunion 
activities receive any public notice. 
Furthermore, very few people from 
anywhere are physically capable of 
performing such a feat. 

Returning to his alma mater for 
the first time in forty years, Edward 
R. Delano, '30, not only did it the 
hard way but he did it the long way. 
Taking five weeks plus one-half of a 
day to cover the 3,150 miles from his 
home in Red Bluff, Calif, to 
Worcester, Ed rode a bicycle all the 
way! And in his travels he not only 
received much publicity — and raised 
eyebrows — for himself, but also a 
large amount of publicity for his 

A grandfather seventeen times and 
in exceptional physical condition for a 
man of 65 years, Ed graduated from 
WPI in 1930 with a BS degree in civil 
engineering. He retired from the State 
of California's Division of Highways 
during the winter of 1970 after 37 
years' service. At the time of his 
retirement he was superintendent of 
highway maintenance. 

An experienced cyclist, Mr. Delano 
is a member of the Northern California 
Cycling Association. He rode while 
attending WPI, but he did not resume 
the sport until 1963 when he joined 
the Amateur Bicycle League of 
America with his son. He is the 
California state champion, having won 
the title three consecutive years. The 
title is based on time trial events and 
participants receive a handicap based 
on age. Last summer, as a prelim to his 
cross-country trip, he made a trip from 
California to Missouri, averaging about 
100 miles a day. 

With an enthusiasm typical of a 
much younger person, Ed recounted 
some of the highlights of his trip after 

he arrived in Worcester. He told stories 
of riding in good weather and in bad 
weather; in sunshine and in snow; of 
keeping a look-out for dogs, and 
sometimes having to outrun them; of 
having to walk his bicycle up only two 
hills during the entire trip (both in the 
state of New York); of being ready to 
"hit the road" at dawn every morning; 
and of meeting a countless number of 
people along the way, many of whom 

offered him assistance. 

On Sunday, June 7, Ed Delano 
boarded a plane in Boston for the 
return trip to California. With him', 
neatly packed, was his Italian-built 
bicycle that weighs only 26 pounds, 
has 15 speeds, and costs over $300. 
And thus Ed Delano returned home, 
having added another outstanding 
accomplishment to his career — and 
ready to plan his next trip. 

Ed Delano, '30, is greeted by Warren Zepp, '42, and Carl Backstrom, '30, along with some of 
the brothers of Phi Gamma Delta. 




Dean Martin C. Van de Visse ha.s 
accepted a position as Dean of Stu- 
dents at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, 
effective in July, 1970. He has been 
Dean of Student Affairs at WPI since 

Hiram College is a co-educational, 
liberal arts college with an enrollment 
of 1,100 undergraduates. In his new 
position. Dean Van de Visse will be 
responsible for all student activities, a 
counseling program, and the residence 
halls, and will have some involvement 
with their admissions program. He will 
have two assistant deans on his staff, 
plus a residence hall director, campus 
center director, and four psycholo- 
gists. He will also be an instructor of 
one course each semester. 

Elliott Leaves 

William F. Elliott, '66, Assistant 
Director of Admissions at WPI since 
1966, has left WPI to accept a position 
as Associate Director of Admissions at 
Carnegie Mellon University in Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. 

A graduate of WPI in 1966 with a 
BS degree in mechanical engineering, 
he received a master's degree in guid- 
ance and counseling from Clark Uni- 
versity in June, 1970. He plans to 
begin a program leading to a doctorate 
degree at the University of Pittsburgh. 

In his new position he will be the 

primary admissions man for the 
Carnegie Institute of Technology 
School of the University. 

Kievit Joins Staff 

Donald J. Kievit, Jr., has joined 
the Admissions Office staff as Assist- 
ant Director of Admissions. 

A graduate of West Point Academy 
in 1964, he has been a member of the 
Armed Forces since then. He has 
served in Vietnam, attended Airborne 
and Ranger Schools, and since 1968 
has been a member of the Military 
Science Dept. at WPI. At the time of 
his retirement he held the rank of 

Estabrook Heads A.S.S.O. 

E. Penn Estabrook, Assistant 
Director of Admissions, has been 
named to coordinate the Alumni 
Secondary School Organization. This 
program, which was formerly coordi- 
nated by Bill Elliott, is designed to 
involve alumni in the promotion of 
WPI among high school students. 
About 250 alumni are presently in- 
volved in thirteen regions which ex- 
tend southward to Washington, D.C., 
and westward to Chicago, III. 

Estabrook, who joined the WPI 
staff in August, 1969, after serving in 
the Army for three years, is a 1966 
graduate of Clark University. 


The 1970 edition of The Peddler 
has been dedicated to Prof. Kenneth 

E. Scott, '48. A member of the Me- 
chanical Engineering Dept., he has 
been at WPI since he graduated from 
WPI in 1948. He received an MS 
degree from WPI in 1954. 

The dedication read: "Occasion- 
ally a faculty member lifts himself 
above everyday routine. He becomes 
involved with the student beyond the 
standard mechanics of the classroom. 
His main concern becomes that of the 
student's overall welfare with a deep 
concern for his future. It is such a 
teacher to whom we dedicate the 1970 
PEDDLER. . . Professor Kenneth E. 


The 32nd Annual Techniquest pro- 
gram was held on the campus from 
June 21 through June 27. Seventy-five 
high school students were in attend- 
ance, including one female, and they 
represented 14 states, plus Puerto 
Rico, and included one student from 
Arizona. The academic portion, de- 
signed to aid a high school student in 
his selection of a field of study in 
college, was coordinated by Dr. Ray- 
mond R. Hagglund, '56, and was based 
for the first time on the project 
approach to learning. From all reports, 
it was extremely well received. The 
program was coordinated by Dean 
William F. Trask. 



CLASS OF 1974 

In a year when several private 
colleges fell short of their projected 
class size for incoming freshmen, WPI 
has met its goal. Next year's freshman 
class will total about 545 students. 
Included in this total will be 24 coeds, 
bringing the number of coeds on 
campus in the fall to a total of 47. 
There will be nine black students in 
the class, including three girls. 

The geographical distribution will 
include representatives from 29 states 
and seven foreign countries, and there 
will be 27 sons of alumni, 22 grand- 
sons of alumni, and one granddaughter 
of an alumnus. 


The Poly Club and Athletic Dept. 
have planned a reunion for October 9 
and 10 for the only two undefeated 
football teams in the history of the 
college. Invited to return to WPI for 
the special festivities will be the un- 
defeated teams of 1938 and 1954, 
who had identical 6-0 records. Plans 
include a social hour and dinner party 
on Friday evening, October 9, and a 
football game on Saturday, October 

"I am hopeful that all the living 
members of these two great teams will 
be able to return the weekend of 
October 9 and 10," said Athletic 
Director Bob Pritchard. "It should be 
a fun weekend for everyone, renewing 
old friendships and recalling the great 
plays that almost made some squad 
members All-Americans. It should be a 
great time." 

The 1938 team was lead by Cap- 
tain Carl Lewin, '39, and the 1954 
team was led by Co-captains Pete 
Horstmann, '55, and Ed Bouvier, '55. 


With the need for additional un- 
dergraduate housing a constant prob- 
lem, WPI has undertaken initial steps 
to find a solution. A committee of 
undergraduates and faculty members 
have been studying during recent 

months the needs and desires of stu- 
dents regarding residence facilities. 
Based on the studies, preliminary plans 
have been drawn up and recently 
preliminary application was made by 
the college to the Federal Housing and 
Urban Development Dept. (HUD) for 
funds to undertake such a project. 


The college FM radio station, 
WICN, has continued to be on the air 
during the summer vacation months. 
The station, broadcasting at 90.5 on 
the FM dial, is jointly operated and 
managed by students from WPI and 
Holy Cross with transmitting facilities 
in Alden Memorial. 

The station has operated during 
the summer months on a limited basis. 
In the faH they intend to expand their 
programming, which is basically educa- 
tional, to include more classical music 
and possibly football game coverage. 
The station, which can be received 
throughout Worcester County and 
beyond, can broadcast stereo pro- 
grams, and they welcome comments 
from alumni and listeners. 


Donald P. Reutlinger, 38, of New 
Salem, Mass., has been appointed dean 
of student affairs. He had been dean of 
students at the Rhode Island School of 
Design and earlier taught at the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts where he was 
active in student affairs. 

Dean Reutlinger was graduated 
cum laude from Princeton University 
in 1954 with a major in English. He 
studied at the University of Paris and 
in 1964 received his master of arts 
degree in English at Harvard. 

A year ago, he was a consultant in 
curriculum revision at the Swain 
School of Design, New Bedford, where 
he delivered the commencement 
address in 1969. At the University of 
Massachusetts, he was an instructor in 
English from 1965 to 1967, serving 
also as research consultant. University 
Study of Student Culture, with the 

We welcome 
your comments 

and ideas 
concerning the 

of the Journal. 

Dean of Students Office. While at 
Harvard, from 1958 to 1965, he was a 
teaching fellow and teaching assistant 
in General Education, counselor in the 
Bureau of Study Counsel, and for 
three years, assistant dean of fresh- 

He is married and has a six-year- 
old daughter. 

Dean Reutlinger 




The administrative reorganization of the Alumni Associ- 
ation, which has been discussed, debated, and drafted 
during recent months, primarily by a committee headed by 
Bradley E. Hosmer, '61, was given unanimous approval by 
the Alumni Council on June 5, 1970 and by the Alumni 
Association at its Annual Meeting on June 6, 1970. The 
reorganization move had been strongly backed by the 
college administration, headed by President George W. 
Hazzard and Vice President — University Relations, Olavi 
H. Halttunen, '45. 

The reorganization vote approved the Plan subject to 
final revisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. From the 
preamble to the Recommendations, the reorganization is 
"to obtain a more closely knit but independent Alumni 
Organization to work in full harmony with the (College) 
Administration for the betterment of WPI". In the past the 
Alumni Association has been a separate organization and 
while all of its activities have been for the College, it has 
not actually been a part of the College. Now it becomes 
actively integrated into the College structure with common 
goals and budgetary planning. 

Some of the key points to the reorganization are: 

The Alumni Secretary, Warren B. Zepp, '42 will report 
to WPI's Vice President — University Relations, Olavi H. 
Halttunen, '45 for administrative purposes. The Alumni 
Secretary will continue to be elected by the Alumni 
Council, but now the selection will be based on the 
recommendations of both the Alumni and the College. 
Four meetings of the Alumni Executive Committee and 
members of WPI's staff have been scheduled annually for 
the discussion of "matters of mutual concern." 

Annual alumni fund raising is now the responsibility of 

the WPI Development office. The Alumni Fund Board will 
continue to share the responsibility for the over-all methods 
of individual solicitation. In line with this, all fund raising 
records are being consolidated into one office to facilitate 
operations and the College will now bear the expense of 
developing and maintaining the record system. 

Beginning with the Fall, 1970 edition of the Journal, a 
full-time publications specialist will write and edit the 
magazine. The Alumni Secretary, however, will maintain 
editorial control over each issue. Thus the Alumni Office 
will now be relieved of the task of preparing the copy for 
each issue. 

The Association will form working committees to meet 
with members of the WPI community to work on programs 
of mutual interest. Possible committee assignments exist in 
the areas of student recruiting, undergraduate affairs, 
athletics, library development, corporate relations, place- 
ment, trustee selection, publications and curriculum devel- 

The last item of the approved recommendations states, 
"Should a conflict between these recommendations and the 
current By-Laws and Constitution exist, the recommenda- 
tions will take precedence for a period not to exceed one 
year from the date of adoption of this amendment, by 
which time the necessary By-Laws and Constitution 
changes, to remove conflicts, will be presented for possible 
Alumni Association approval." 

The recommendations as approved are simply a means 
to an end. They are designed to promote better working 
relations between and amongst the College and its alumni. 
With this reorganization the Alumni will be better able to 
help the College meet its educational objectives. 


The records of the Alumni Association are incomplete for the individuals listed at right, and in particular, 
we have no mailing addresses for them. If you have any information about these people, or know how 
information may be obtained, kindly contact the Alumni Office, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 
Worcester, Mass. 01609. 


Frederic H. Leland 1895 

Edward L. Cullen 1896 

Charles V. Walter 1896 

Edward G. Beckwith 1897 

Roy G. Lewis 1900 

Harry W. F. Dunklee 1901 

Winfred M. Adams 1902 

Chester A. Bacon 1903 

i Herbert W. Tufts 1903 

] Elipidio De L. Wernek 1903 

Manuel G. Rosado 1905 

Clarence G. Derick 1906 

Ralph S. Forsstedt 1906 

Walter P. Ingham 1906 

i George G. Whitney 1907 

Elliott A. Allen 1908 

James G. Goodell 1910 

Alvan L. Grout 1910 

Stephen M. Poutier 1910 

James F. Thompson 1910 

Ralph H. Bowers 1911 

Arvid I. Peterson 1911 

William I. Randall 1911 

TEtoyal B. Libby 1912 

Robert W. Mungall 1912 

Stanley M. Gunn 1913 

Charles O. Snow 1913 

Edward H. Vance 1913 

Harry D. Stephens 1914 

Arthur L. Thurston 1914 

Leon W. Dunbar 1916 

Thomas W. Famsworth 1916 

Gilbert M. Ireland 1916 
Joaquim De R. Junqueira 1916 

Raymond H. Page 1916 

Herbert C. Kelly 1917 

Walter I. Steams 1917 

Edward L. Anton 1918 

Frank J. Murphy 1918 

Robert H. Taylor 1918 

Conant L. Starr 1919 

Walter Smith 1920 

Harold S. Wood-ward 1920 

George A. Bijur 1921 

Forest M. Douglass, Jr. 1921 

Milton W. Graff 1921 

Charles A. Morse 1921 

Joseph F. Scanlan 1921 

Joseph T. Fanning 1922 

Francis W. Hamey 1922 

Charles E. Martin 1922 

Harold H. Judson 1923 

Richard F. Whitcomb 1924 

Tzu-Hzu Chou 1925 

Charles E. Crang 1925 

John J. Hynes 1925 

Charles F. Stevens 1925 

Carl H. Nordstrom 1926 

Bradford M. Bowker 1927 

George C. Chow 1927 

YatW. Chow 1927 

Gordon N. McCoUey 1928 

Leo J. Melican 1928 

Harold L. Partridge 1928 

Edward T. Fox, Jr. 1930 

Francis O. Carlstrom 1931 
Monmatha N. Chakrabarty 1931 

Lewis S. Haskins 1931 

Arthur B. Brainerd, Jr. 1932 

: Edward F. Donohue 1932 

I Paul R. Olson 1932 

George E. Oman 1932 

I Ellis R. Brown 1933 

Stephen S. Haynes 1933 

Charles H. Newsome 1933 

Thomas F. McLoughlin 1933 

Richard L. Goodwin 
William A. Michalek 
Raymond G. Desrochers 
Alvaro A. Suva 
Louis D. Soloway 
Russell H. Wood 
William F. Atwood, Jr. 
Joseph R. Hastings 
Thomas J. Healey, Jr. 
William Miseveth 
John H. Wyman 
John H. Chapman 
Frank Ellsworth 
Arthur A. Davis 
Samuel A. A. Aaron 
E. Bruce Crabtree 
Irving W. Forde 
Laurence M. Howarth 
Raymond B. Piper 
Charles S. Stevens 
Howard L. Anderson 
Lennart Brune 
Bernard Polonsky 
Judson D. Lowd 
Harry E. Stirling 
Alfred F. Andersen 
Burgess P. Brownson 
Graham T. Douglass 
Milton B. Lemeshka 
Jerome E. Schread 
George F. Taylor 
Chamron Tishyanandana 
George C. Andreopoulos 
Frederick J. Bargiel 
Morris C. Chu 
David L. Hartwell 
Kenneth T. Hunt 
Kelvin H. Kiely 
William S. Allan, Jr. 
Everett W. Dunlap 
Harold E. O'Malley 
Marshall B. Raybin 
Dr. George P. Scott 
Louis J. Baldini 
Harold A. Krieger 
Robert H. Maass 
Peter E. Talley 
Donald M. Campbell 
Clifford E. Lanigan 
Robert W. Lewis 
Leonard F. Moore 
Harry W. Sandberg 
James Taylor, III 
Alvi T. Twing, Jr. 
Philip S. Adams 
Gaetano Biuso 
John M. Considine 
Wilton A. Ericson 
Robert S. Gamble 
Dr. Karl M. Mayer 
Cecil A. McCurry 
Alvin M. Ross 
Edward Stokel 
Miczyslaw J. Waclawek 
Robert N. Hamilton 
Walter H. Hatch 
Christopher A. Herbert 
William J. Kelly 
Philip R. Loshin 
Allan W. McCoy 
Elton K. Morice, Jr. 
A. Lewis Rogers, Jr. 
Sidney S. Sperling 
George C. Fritz 
Irwin G. Benkert 
Dr. Myer Krulfeld 


Thomas M. McCaw 



Jose R. Biamon 



August L. Flotteron, Jr. 



Roland H. Guay 



Ernest E. Kimball 



William Longmuir 



Vaikunth C. Thakar 



Benjamin B. Barker, Jr. 



David I. Caplan 



Charles A. Heyelman 



Julian H. Jacobs 



Birger D. Lund, Jr. 



William T. Nurney 



William R. Olha 



Shou L. P,an 



Leonard D. Rood 



Kinsley A. Ball, Jr. 



Russell P. Bradlaw 



Edward Foley 



Elmer R. Griffith, Jr. 



Frederick S. Jenkins, Jr. 



Tsu-Yen Mei 



William H.- B. Parr 



Harry J. Rogers 



Vernon H. Russell 



John A. Snyder 



Philip L. Barbaccia 



Fred A. Carmody 



William G. Collings 



Frank J. Demarco, Jr. 



Morey L. Hodgman 



John M. Percival 



George M. Cooley 



Ellsworth R. Cramer 



Leon Hoogasian 



Mehmet R. Ozbas 



Ratanshaw K. Patel 



Mustafa T. Sonmez 



Bernard G. Ziobrowski 



Jack Y. T. Kwan 



Robert R. Nuttall 



Lysle P. Parlett 



Bernard J. Petrillo 



Karl H. Bissell, Jr. 



Martin R. Cohen 



Ernest E. Demar 



Hugh R. McLoughlin 



Nasuh M. Malas 



David C. Morrison 



Harold G. Rackett 



Philip R. Randall 



Dr. Wu Mei Yao 



Paul G. Granfors 



Framrose M. Karani 



James F. King 



Haralambos N. Kritikos 



Jack K. Mackowiak 



Malcolm G. McLeod 



Harold Lake 



James E. Clampett 



Markar A. D. Markarian 



Robert D. Morgan 



Martin A. Rafferty 



Edwin J. Leonard 



Juozas Orentas 



Herbert P. Schoeck, Jr. 



Robert C. Skelton 



Thomas E. Weber 



Santo M. Bramande 



Edward M. Dennett, Jr. 



Robert D. Tent 



Benjamin G. Uy 



Roger R. Billings 



Frank K. Lind 



Richard E. Lorenz 



Nicholas S. Petralias 


William A. Rabinovitch 1958 

Frank A. Seidel 1958 

John A. Beede 1959 

Clifford H. Daw, Jr. 1959 

Robert W. Milik, Jr. 1959 

George J. Nelson 1959 

Henry W. Brandt I960 

Arthur D. Brook 1960 

John S. O'Connell, Jr. 1960 

Gungor Dagistanli 1960 

Kenneth Roberts 1960 

Peter H. Schneider 1960 

Maung T. Swe 1960 

Derin K. Turkomer 1960 

Harold W. Berk 1961 

Kayhan Boro 1961 

Terry W. Donovan 1961 

Suat Gonen 1961 

James Kachadorian 1961 

John W. Kappel 1961 

Maung T. Maung 1961 
Dr. Timothy C. Meyers, Jr. 1961 

SvendE. Pelch 1961 
Gordon B. Phillips SIM1961 

Husein Y. Pothiawala 1961 

Donald E. Schaaf 1961 

Donald W. Wilmot 1961 

Maung N. Win 1961 

Haines J. Boyle 1962 

Mehmet I. Can 1962 

Louis C. S. Fernandes 1962 

Stuart C. Gillow 1962 

Jay P. Hochstaine 1962 

R. Michael Leistritz 1962 

Robert G. McDonald 1962 

William H. C. Reinert 1962 

Basat H. Tilkicioglu 1962 

Paul Y.Chan 1963 

Leslie J. Hart 1963 

Herbert W. Head 1963 

William P. Morrison 1963 

Pundalik U. Prabhu 1963 

Gordon O. Stearns 1963 

Stanley J. Andrysiak 1964 
Krishnakumar V. Chaudhary 1964 

John Gowen 1964 

Paul A. Vajcovec 1964 

Sunil M. Mehta 1965 

George W. Mitschang 1965 

Arthur A. Padovano 1965 

Venkatesh B. N. Rao 1965 

Ali H. Ustay 1965 

Satish H. Bhatt 1966 

Roberto Huyke-Luigi 1966 

Ahmet G. Kozanoglu 1966 

William S. Pete 1966 

Charles C. Roberts, Jr. 1966 

Robert J. Cornell 1967 

Mahendra K. Dave 1967 

Richard C. Graham 1967 

Mohmedjarid M. Malek 1967 

David R. Malley 1967 

John B. Nano 1967 

Mafatbhai N. Patel 1967 

George W. Pomfret 1967 

Carl R. Schenker 1967 

Vishram S. Shinde 1967 

Francis J. Posselt, Jr. 1968 

Malay C. Sheth 1968 

Donald R. Shurtleff 1968 

JasP. Singh 1968 

Huseini T. Tambawala 1968 

Raj K. Chauhan 1969 

Harivadan R. Parikh 1969 

Rambhai J. Patel 1969 

Shashikant M. Patel 1969 















4:30-6:00 REUNION— CLASSES OF 1954-195B 

Watch for something special for the Class of 1970 









1:30 P.M. 


Univ. of Mass. 


3:30 P.M. 




2:00 P.M. 


Dean Jr. 


3:30 P.M. 



Worcester Acad. 


3:00 P.M. 




2:00 P.M. 


Leicester Jr. Col. 


1:30 P.M. 




2:00 P.M. 




1:30 P.M. 



Coast Guard 


2:00 P.M. 





1:30 P.M. 


Wore. State 




4:00 P.M. 




1:30 P.M. 






R.P.I. - M.I.T. 


2:30 P.M. 




3:00 P.M. 




4:30 P.M. 


Coast Guard 


8:00 P.M. 




2:30 P.M. 




2:30 P.M. 




4:00 P.M. 




4:00 P.M. 





1:00 P.M. 



Williams-Coast Guard 


2:00 P.M. 




2:00 P.M. 


Holy Cross 


3:45 P.M. 




Trinity — Amhurst 


12:00 Noon 




2:00 P.M. 




3:30 P.M. 





11:00 A.M. 





3:30 P.M. 


R.P.I. - M.I.T. 


2:00 P.M. 




2:00 P.M. 








3:30 P.M. 




4:00 P.M. 


Coast Guard 


11:00 A.M. 


Wore. Academy 






2:00 P.M. 


Leicester Jr. Coll. 


4:30 P.M. 






2:30 P.M. 


Trinity — Amherst 


12:00 Noon 






CLASS TOTALS — June 30, 1970 


% Par- 

% Par- 


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Grand Total 


DISTRICT TOTALS - June 30, 1970 

No. in 

District District 

Pittsburgh 91 

Northern California 140 

Southeastern 95 

Detroit 75 

Northern New Jersey 441 

Los Angeles 216 

Cleveland 98 

Rhode Island 262 

Rochester-Genesee 104 

Boston 801 

Worcester 1,324 

Western New York 75 

Hartford 612 

Connecticut Valley 350 

Philadelphia 353 

Central New York 107 

New Haven 419 

Washington 370 

North Shore 297 

Chicago 105 

Hudson-Mohawk 135 

New York 542 

Pacific Northwest 37 

Berkshire 68 

Wilmington 149 

Cincinnati 50 

Out of District 1,813 

Others & Honorary — 

TOTALS 9,129 

Matching Gifts 




No. of 


% Partici- 


% Partici- 









$ 2,960.00 











































































































































































S 14,891.88 

SI 18. 403.67 


Dear Alumni and Friends of WPI : 

Congratulations! We have set another record for total contributions to the Annual Alumni Fund. A year ago we set a 
record for gifts of S119.822.00, and we surpassed that this year with a final total of $134,011.79. In addition, 514,391.88 
was contributed by corporate matching gift programs making total contributions to the 1969-70 Annual Alumni Fund a 
record-setting $148,403.67. 

The only disappointing note to the program was our low percentage of participation. Only 32.0% of our alumni 
contributed to the Fund, a disappointing figure in view of our goal of achieving 50% participation this year. 

Contributions by alumni are an important source of revenue for colleges, particularly for private colleges. It is through the 
efforts of faithful alumni that a high-quality education can continue to be provided for WPI's students. 

On behalf of the Alumni Fund Board and the entire solicitation team, thank you for your continued support of your alma 
mater - Sincerely, 

Irving James Donahue, Jr., '44 


1969-70 Annual Alumni Fund 



Earl C. Hughes *14 

Alfred W. Francis '17 

Moses H. Tease '17 

Frederic R. Butler '20 

John Q. Holmes '20 

Burton W. Marsh '20 

Carlton J. O'Neil '20 
Robert A. Peterson, Sr. '20 

William E. Hanson '32 

Arthur E. Smith '33 

James J. Clerkin, Jr. '45 

Robert C. Wolff '51 

James J. Powers '68 


Arthur B. Schofield '13 

Ralph M. Johnson '15 

George W. Smith, Jr. '15 

George R. Rich '19 

Harold B. Whitmore '21 

Weston Hadden '22 

Wayne E. Keith '22 

J. Kendall Fullerton '29 

Carl W. Backstrom '30 

Aram Kalenian '33 

Francis S. Harvey '37 

Charles C. Bonin '38 

George W. Knauff '41 
Irving James Donahue. Jr. '44 


James J. Shea '12 

Edmund K. Brown '13 

Frank G. Gifford '16 

Arthur Nutt '16 

Norman P. Knowlton '18 

Herbert E. Brooks '20 

Raymond B. Heath '20 

Harold G. Hunt '20 

George L. White '20 

Helge S. Johnson '24 

David C. Bailey '25 

Luther B. Martin '25 

Milton E. Berglund '26 

Dwight E. Jones '28 

Alexander L. Naylor '28 

Oliver B. Merrill '31 

Herbert A. Stewart '31 
Edward J. Abendschein '35 

William R. Steur '35 

Richard F. Burke. Jr. '38 

Leonard H. White '41 

Olavi H. Halttunen '45 
George E. Comstock. Ill '46 

Peter B. Myers '46B 

John H. Williams '49 


Ellery B. Paine '97 

Richard J. Dearborn '03 

Edwin M. Roberts '04 

Harold B. Lamed '05 

Percy M. Hall '07 

Arthur J. Knight '07 

Donald H. Mace '07 

Percy C. Smith '07 

Leon W. Hitchcock '08 

Oliver B. Jacobs '10 

Daniel H. Reamy '10 

Edmund M. Flaherty '11 

G. Allan King '11 

Fred G. Munson '12 

Frederick S. Carpenter '13 

George C. Graham '13 

David G. Howard '13 

Harry B. Lindsay '13 

Norris D. Pease '13 

J. Arthur Planteroth '13 

Leon H. Rice '13 

Donald M. Russell '13 

Roland H. Dufault '14 

Carl F. Fritch '14 

Ellwood N. Hennessy '14 

George Ross '14 

Frederick P. Church '15 

G. Noble Davidson '15 

Everett Hutchins '15 

Raymond P. Lansing '15 

Edwin T. Warren '15 

Carl H. Burgess '16 

Leslie J. Chaffee '16 

Simon Collier '16 

Roland D. Home '16 

James C. Walker '16 

Selden T. Williams '16 

Aurelio E. Zambarano '16 

Andrew B. Holmstrom '17 

John M. Leggett '17 

Philip C. Pray '17 

John R. Wheeler '17 

Levi E. Wheeler '17 

Benjamin Luther '18 

Edmond E. Moore '18 

Howard S. Foster '19 

Richard L. Olson '19 

Thomas B. Rutherford '19 

Robert C. Sessions '19 

Paul M. Abbott '20 

Chester W. Aldrich '20 

Arvid E. Anderson '20 

Malcolm B. Arthur '20 

Frederick W. Bauder '20 

C. Harold Berg '20 

Harold D. Boutelle '20 

Charles A. Gammal '20 

Milton W. Garland '20 

Paul J. Harriman '20 

Richard A. Heald '20 

Percy A. Hill '20 
Richard F. W. Johnson '20 

Raymon F. Meader '20 

Harry C. Merritt '20 

Albert R. Rienstra '20 

Hobart D. Sanborn '20 

Harry W. Tenney '20 

Ernest Thompson, Jr. '20 

Oliver R. Wulf '20 

Frank K. Brown '21 

Philip K. Davis* '21 

William L. Martin '21 

Lyle J. Morse '21 

John S. Nason '21 

Paul S. Sessions '21 

Lincoln Thompson '21 

Charles I. Babcock '22 

Neil T. Heffernan '22 

Lawrence K. Hyde '22 

Lloyd F. McGlincy '22 

Edwin L. Sholz '22 

Edwin B. Coghlin '23 

Wallace C. Hathaway '23 

Percival E. Meyer '23 

Richard Walberg '23 

J. Norman Alberti '24 

Edward G. Beardsley '24 

Thomas L. Counihan '24 

Leslie J. Hooper '24 

Harry L. Hurd '24 

John N. Styffe '24 

Donald B. Wilson '24 

Daniel L. Hussey '25 

James C. Irish '25 

Henry L. Mellen '25 

L. Ivan Underwood '25 

Thomas G. Wright '25 

Oliver H. Brewster '26 

Phillip R. Delphos '26 

Charles M. Healey, Jr. '26 

Archie J. Home '26 

Eugene M. Hunter '26 

Chandler W. Jones '26 

John S. Miller '26 

Charles M. Moran '26 

Donald F. Sears '26 

George J. Heckman '27 

Charles F. Monnier '27 

Carleton R. Sanford '27 
Harold G. Butterworth '28 

Frederick H. Knight '28 

William M. Lester '28 

William A. Manty '28 

Robert M. Tucker '28 

Charles A. Warren '28 

Nathaniel Clapp '29 

Lothar A. Sontag '29 

Russell C. Wiley '29 

C. Eugene Center '30 

Charles H. Cole '30 

John W. Conley '30 

Robert E. Hollick '30 

Clifford B. Ives '30 

William W. Locke '30 

Paul B. Morgan, Jr. '30 

Albert N. Narter '30 

Daniel F. O'Grady '30 

Fred P. Peters '30 

M. Lawrence Price '30 

Warren C. Whittum '30 

Uuno O. Annala '31 

Albert M. Demont '31 

Paul H. Fittz '31 

Eben H. Rice '31 

Trueman L. Sanderson '31 

Nicholas S. Sculos '31 

Robert S. Williamson '31 

William W. Asp '32 

Fred A. Bickford '32 

Linn M. Lockwood '32 

Donald J. McGee '32 

Paul E. Nelson '32 

Henry B. Pratt '32 

Donald W. Putnam '32 

William F. Reardon '32 

Leon D. Skuropat '32 

Sidney Thune '32 

Robert E. Ferguson '33 

Kenneth E. Gleason '33 

Gilbert U. Gustafson '33 

Harry T. Jensen '33 

Edwin L. Johnson '33 

John A. Birch '34 

Warren H. Davenport '34 

Dwight J. Dwincll '34 

Clayton E. Hunt. Jr. '34 

Luther C. Leavitt '34 

Charles W. McElroy '34 

Everett F. Sellew '34 

Howard E. Stockwell '34 

John B. Coyle '35 

James J. Gushaw *35 
Leonard G. Humphrey, Jr. '35 
Frederick W. Mclntyre, Jr. '35 
Raymond J. Quenneville '35 

M. Kent Smith '35 

Plummet Wiley '35 

Harold S. Burr '36 

Harold F. Henrickson '36 

John J. O'Donnell '36 

Stedman W. Smith '36 

Arthur D. Tripp, Jr. '36 

Robert C. Wright '36 

Erving Arundale '37 

Philip G. Atwood '37 

Martin G. Caine '37 

Gordon F. Crowther '37 

C. Chapin Cutler '37 

Morton S. Fine '37 

Charles R. Michel '37 

Richard J. Donovan '38 

Richard M. Elliott '38 

Thomas B. Graham '38 

Walter E. Knapp '38 

Raymond J. Perreault '38 

John B. Scalzi '38 

Robert M. Taft '38 

Walter L. Abel '39 

Jack F. Boyd '39 

Wilder R. Carson '39 

William L. Kay '39 

Arthur H. Mallon '39 

Robert W. Martin '39 

Ward D. Messimer '39 

Billie A. Schmidt '39 

Frans E. Strandberg '39 

Donald R. Bates '40 

William S. Brooks '40 

Malcolm S. Burton '40 

Raymond J. Forkey '40 

Howard G. Freeman '40 

Robert E. Higgs '40 

Russell A. Lovell, Jr. '40 

Lawrence C. Neale '40 

S. Merrill Skeist '40 

Stanley M. Terry '40 

Donald T. Atkinson '41 

George A. Cowan '41 

Kenneth R. Dresser '41 

Joseph P. Jurga '41 

Robert A. Muir *41 

Donald F. Palmer, Jr. '41 

William C. Richardson '41 

Donald E. Smith '41 

Homer R. Arey '42 

Roy F. Bourgault '42 

Philip J. Hastings '42 

Howard C. Warren '42 
Samuel W. Williams, Jr. '42 

Richard F. Dyer '43 

Herbert Asher '44 

George W. Collins '44 

David M. Field '44 
Harrison E. Holbrook, Jr. '44 

Fred S. Moulton '44 

Joseph D. Carrabino '45 

Paul M. Craig, Jr. '45 

Robert M. Edgerly '45 

Anson C. Fyler '45 

Howard D. Gcrring '45 

William C. Howard, Jr. '4 5 

Robert E. Scott '45 

Edward A. Pendleton '46 

Lawrence T. Garnett '47 

Allan Glazer '47 

Albert S. Goldberg '48 

Sameer S. Hassan '48 

Clark L. Poland '48 

James S. Adams '49 

James M. Genser '49 

Edward A. Luiz '49 

Stanley E. Sherman '49 

Donald Taylor '49 

Burl S. Watson, Jr. '49 
Henry S. C. Cummings, Jr. '50 

William C. Griggs '50 

Robert F. Stewart '50 

G. Albert Anderson '51 • 

Robert N. Cochran '51 

Rafael R. Gabarro '51 

Edward A. Kacmarcik '51 

Frank A. MacPherson '51 

Donald F. Stockwell '51 

John M. Tracy '52 

Orren B. McKnight, Jr. '53 

Anthony J. Ruksnaitis '53 

David T. Van Covern '53 

Richard D. Kirk '54 

Douglas B. MacLaren '54 

Harry L. Mirick, Jr. *54 

Walter A. Reibling '54 

Edwin Shivell '54 

Edwin B. Coghlin, Jr. '56 

Donald F. Berth '57 

John W. Braley, Jr. '57 

Allan E. Carlson '57 

Richard J. Ferguson '57 

Edward J. Moineau *57 

David E. Stuart '57 

David S. Crimmins '58 

Philip M. French, Jr. '58 

Roger A. Jolicoeur '58 

Marian C. Knight '58 

William M. Aitken '60 

Joshua C. Alpern '60 

Dwight M. Cornell '60 

Benjamin B. Morgan '60 

Bradley E. Hosmer '61 

Arthur W. Kroll '61 

Robert E. Seamon '61 

Bruce W. Woodford '61 

Rimas A. Zinas '61 

Nicholas Cotsidas '62 

Keyren H. Cotter, Jr. '62 

Arthur E. Goddard, II '63 

Robert H. Gowdy "63 

Russell E. Person '63 

Thomas S. Baron '64 
Thomas J. Modzelewski '64 

Maurice R. Silvestris '64 

Robert H. Cahill '65 

Chester J. Sergey, Jr. '65 

Peter G. Stebbins '66 

Thomas Y. Liu '67 

Robert G. Balmer '68 

Craig F. Bradley '69 


Frank C. Harrington '98 

George K. Howe '01 

Joseph W. Rogers '01 

Ernest C. Morse '05 

James E. Smith '06 

P. Alden Beaman '07 

Joseph F. Cullcn '07 

Royal W. Davenport '08 

George A. Barratt '09 

Fred F. Chapman *09 

Joseph K. Schoficld '09 

Ralph D. Whltmore '09 

William R. Bell - 10 

Millard F. Clement "10 

Edward A. Ilanff '10 

Clarence W. Taft I I 

Frank M. McGowan '12 

Edward J. Dahill. Jr. '13 

Henry J. Schaefer '13 

Farquhar W. Smith '13 

Albert S. Crandon '14 

Benjamin B. D'Ewart '15 

Frank Forsberg '15 

Russell N. Hunter '15 

Charles B. Hurd '15 

Ulric J. LeBourveau '15 

Edward R. Nary '15 

Maurice G. Steele '15 

J. Arthur Blair '16 

Harold W. Howarth '16 

Joseph E. Murphy '16 

Harold G. Saunders '16 

Clinton S. Darling '17 

Arthur E. Gorman '17 

Robert C. Hanckel '17 

Russell H. Smith '17 

Walter B. Dennen '18 

Leroy W. Vinal '18 

Howard A. Mayo '19 

Charles W. Staples '19 

Raymond D. Bishop '20 

George B. Blaisdell '20 

Henry B. Townsend '20 

Albert L. Woodward '20 

Robert E. Chapman '21 

Richard P. Penfield '21 

Carl E. Skroder '21 

Irving R. Smith '21 

Earl H. Winslow '21 

Charles N. Clarkson '22 

William H. Cooney '22 

Robert W. Cushman '22 

Richard D. Field '22 

Wilfred H. Howe '22 

Fred Pickwick, Jr. '22 

John V. Russell '22 

George V. Upton, Jr. '22 

J. Carleton Adams '23 

Lincoln A. Cundall '23 

Kenneth E. Hapgood '23 
Edward B. Johnson '23 

Weston Morrill '23 

Howard S. Nutting '23 

Frederick H. Scheer '23 

Richard H. V. Shaw '23 

Edward J. Burke '24 

Warren B. Fish '24 

Carroll C. Tucker '24 

Stephen J. Vouch '24 

Carl F. Carlstrom '25 

Urban R. Lamay '25 

David J. Minott '25 

Harold A. Baines '26 

Richard S. Boutelle '26 

Ormond J. Chinnock '26 

Frederick D. Fielder '26 

Donald L. Hager '26 

Clyde W. Hubbard '26 

Henry G. Mildrum '26 

Harry C. Peinert '26 

William A. Russell '26 

Mabbott B. Steele '26 

Charles J. Thompson '26 

Irvin S. Webster '26 

Emerson A. Wiggin '26 

George L. Bush '27 

Edward F. Cahalen '27 

Victor E. Hill '27 

Charles MacLennan '27 

Dean L. Merrill '27 

Charles S. Moore '27 

William M. Rauha '27 

Carl H. Schwind '27 

Donald S. Searle '27 

Russell G. Whittemore '27 

W. Bigelow Hall '28 

A. Everett Lawrence '28 

Roland C. Mather '28 

Harland L. Page '28 

Karl W. Penney '28 

Donald P. Reed '28 

Gordon E. Rice '28 

Roger K. Stoughton '28 

Clifford Broker '29 

Carl H. Carlson '29 

Stephen D. Donahue '29 

Robert M. Eccles '29 

O. Vincent Gustafson '29 

Robert S. Heald '29 

Holbrook L. Horton '29 

Milton F. Labonte '29 

Halbert E. Pierce, Jr. '29 

John W. Burt '30 

Herbert W. Davis '30 

William H. Doyle '30 

Stanley H. Fillion '30 

Thomas F. Flynn '30 

Ralph H. Gilbert '30 

Carmelo S. Greco '30 

Lincoln B. Hathaway '30 

Herbert F. Hillis '30 

Francis E. Kennedy '30 

George A. Marston '30 

Philip M. Seal '30 

F. Dudley Chaffee '31 

Henry N. Deane '31 

Milton D. Gleason '31 

William Graham '31 

Jay M. Harpell '31 

Otis E. Mace '31 

John A. Mott '31 

J. Philip Pierce '31 

A. Francis Townsend '31 
Oliver R. Underhill, Jr. '31 
Dana B. Carleton '32 
Olof W. Nyquist '32 
Hugo P. Borgatti '33 
Charles S. Brewer '33 
Herman W. Dorn '33 
Leighton Jackson '33 
Carroll M. Johnson '33 
George W. Lyman '33 
Richard T. Merrell '33 
H. Edward Perkins, Jr. '33 
Robert C. Peterson '33 
Frederick M. Potter '33 
Franklin B. Roberts '33 
Jeremiah H. Vail '33 
Albert S. White, Jr. '33 
Harold B. Bell '34 
Allan R. Catheron '34 
Ernest M. Crowell '34 
Curtis A. Hedler '34 
George Kalista '34 
John H. Keenan '34 
Philip C. Sherburne '34 
Paul J. Sullivan '34 
Gordon P. Whitcomb '34 

B. Austin Coates '35 

C. Marshall Dann '35 

Phillip S. Dean '35 

Joseph Glasser '35 

Emerson J. Robinson '35 

Charles S. Smith '35 

Kingston C. Smith '35 

Leo T. Benoit '36 

John R. Brand '36 

Earl M. Curtis '36 

Walter G. Dahlstrom '36 

C. James Ethier '36 

Robert Fowler, Jr. '36 

Jacob A. Sacks '36 
Benjamin H. Smith, Jr. '36 

Caleb D. Hammond '37 

Richard J. Lyman '37 

William Price '37 

J. Morrison Smith '37 

Robert B. Abbe '38 

Robert P. Day '38 

Neil A. Fitzgerald '38 

Albert J. Kullas '38 

John G. Lawrence '38 

Daniel G. Mazur '38 

Donald F. Pethybridge '38 

Francis B. Swenson '38 

Charles H. Amidon, Jr. '39 

Harrison K. Brown '39 

John K. Busada '39 

Malcolm R. Chandler '39 

Arthur N. Cooley '39 

Donald E. Houser *39 

Carl A. Keyser '39 

Albert A. Nims, Jr. '39 

Edward J. Roszko '39 

Richard B. Wilson '39 

Kenneth R. Blaisdell '40 

Joseph M. Halloran, Jr. '40 

Harding B. Jenkins '40 

John H. Peters, III '40 

Lawrence R. Sullivan '40 

David B. Zipser '40 

Marvin Handleman '41 

Frank R. Lindberg '41 

F. Douglas McKeown '41 

Herman Medwin '41 

Hilliard W. Paige '41 

Russell W. Parks '41 

F. William Ziegler '41 

Robert E. Allen '42 

Gerald J. Bibeault '42 

Paul C. Disario, Jr. '42 

Norman A. Kerr '42 

Richard H. KimbaU. Jr. '42 

Frederic C. Merriam '42 

Alexander Mikulich '42 

Rodney G. Paige '42 

Victor H. Thulin '42 

Paul C. Yankauskas '42 

Warren B. Zepp '42 

Robert A. Bierweiler '43 

Jackson L. Durkee '43 

Victor E. Kohman '43 

Earl G. Page, Jr. '43 

James J. Pezza '43 

Robert P. Seaton '43 

Bruce E. Smyth '43 

Gordon C. Anderson '44 

C. Edward Bean '44 

Erling Lagerholm '44 

Richard W. Russell '44 

Charles P. Stowell '44 

John G. Underhill '44 

John N. Wholean '44 

Frank C. Baginski '45 

Edwin G. Baldwin '45 

Carl C. Clark '45 

Harold D. Fleit '45 

Martin R. FUnk, Jr. '45 

Louis J. Hallisey '45 

John T. E. Hegeman '45 

Philip A. Henning '45 

Burton L. Hinman. Jr. '45 

John B. McMaster '45 

Robert C. Appenzeller '46 

James Bush, Jr. '46 

Joseph H. Johnson, Jr. *46 
Albert E. Rockwood, Jr. '46B 

John Lee '46D 

Joseph P. Manna '46D 

Robert W. Schramm '46D 

Adelbert W. Whitman '46D 

Daniel W. Knoll '47 

Paul D. O'Donnell '47 

William J. Rice '47 

Samuel Ringel '47 

Samuel W. Cocks '48 

Norman L. Diegoli '48 

Paul E. Evans '48 

Niel I. Fishman '48 

Richard K. Home '48 

Norman J. Jardine '48 

Charles F. Jones '48 

James G. McKeman '48 

Alan R. Pearlman '48 

Daniel H. Sheingold '48 

Sturgis A. Sobin '48 

Walter J. Charow '49 

Richard J. Coughlin '49 

Malcolm E. Ferson '49 

Peter Kalil '49 

Daniel L. McQuillan '49 

William J. Ploran '49 

Edward W. Randall '49 

John J. Wheeler '49 

John F. Brierly '50 

John P. Burgarella '50 

Henry S. Coe, Jr. '50 

Donald W. Dodge '50 

R. Reed Grimwade '50 

Robert J. Hallisey '50 

Richard E. Hathaway '50 

Arthur W. Joyce, Jr. '50 

Paul D. May '50 

Richard C. Olson '50 

Robert E. Smith '50 

Henry Styskal, Jr. '50 

Bruce M. Bailey '51 

Ashton B. Brown '51 

Arthur H. Gerald, Jr. '51 

Halsey E. Griswold '51 

Harvey L. Howell '51 

Charles F. Mulrenan '51 

Constantino Mustakis '51 

Owen Ott '51 

Dick van den Berge '51 

Daniel T. Bernatowicz '52 

Albert N. Brauer '52 
Charles F. Crathern, III '52 

David R. Fairbanks '52 

Edward M. Felkel '52 

Ray N. Fenno '52 

Donald M. Krauss '52 

Roland R. St. Louis '52 

Robert F. Turek '52 

Edgar L. Van Cott, Jr. '52 

Gordon C. Willard '52 

Robert E. Behringer '53 

Richard A. Davis '53 

David M. Elovitz '53 

John H. Gearin, Jr. '53 

Richard J. Hall '53 

David B. Hallock '53 

Philip J. Kaminsky '53 

William G. Mears '53 

Donald G. Post '53 

Leo A. Salmen '53 

Philip E. Simon, Jr. '53 

Michael S. Zucker '53 

Joachim Herz '54 

S. Paul London '54 

Fabian Pinkham '54 

George D. Ramig '54 

Gerald R. Backlund '55 

Peter H. Horstmann '55 

Philip Lincoln '55 

Donald M. McNamara '55 

Reynald J. Sansoucy '55 

Robert J. Schultz '55 

Gordon E. Walters '55 

Allan R. Hunderup '56 

John L. Hyde, II '56 

Hans H. Koehl '56 

David A. Pratt '56 

Roy A. Seaberg, Jr. '56 

Peter J. Stephens '56 

Fred H. Clark, Jr. '57 

Alex C. Papaioannou '57 

Keith O. Preston '57 

William W. Rawstron '57 

Alvin E. Tanner '57 

Robert P. Weis '57 

Charles A. Whitney '57 

David B. Denniston '58 

William F. Gess, Jr. '58 

Robert A. Moore '58 

Joaquim S. S. Ribeiro '58 

Bernard V. Ricciardi '58 

Harvey G. Roberts '58 

Joseph R. Russo '58 

Norman J. Taupeka '58 

James J. Vedovelli '58 

Robert A. Berg '59 

Paul A. Bonczyk '59 

Richard N. Gustafson '59 

Robert Kieltyka '59 

Roger W. Kuenzel '59 

Richard S. Orehotsky '59 

Ronald F. Swenson '59 

Edwin D. Tenney '59 

Mark H. Abramowitz '60 

Paul W. Bayliss '60 

Ronald A. Carlson '60 

Richard P. Harding '60 

David A. Johnson '60 

Sang K. Lee '60 

Kenneth L. Matson '60 

Bruce E. Schoppe '60 

Bernard J. Seastrom '60 

Bernard L. Tetreault '60 

Henry P. Allessio '61 

Robert R. Hale '61 

Thomas E. Postma '61 

Lloyd W. Pote '61 

Andrew M. Edelman '62 

Thomas J. Tully '62 

Myron R. Waldman '62 

Robert P. Wilder '62 

Joseph V. Bucciaglia '63 

David E. Dunklee, Jr. '63 

Earl T. Fratus '63 

W. Allan LUius '63 

John H. Sistare '63 

Peter L. Dornemann '64 

William J. Museler '64 

John H. Schmidt '64 

Stanley Szymanski '64 

Peter K. Bice '65 

Stephen L. Cloues '65 

Philip C. Nyberg '65 

James W. Pierce '65 

Wayne D. Pobzeznik '65 

David M. Schwaber '65 

Donald E. McCarthy '66 

Michael C. Napolitano '66 

Jonathan H. Pardee '66 

Mukundray N. Patel '67 

Robert P. Tolokan '67 

Michael J. True '68 

James M. Wendell '68 

Ralph W. Rollo '69 


By Percentage of Participation 


49 5% 


Northern California 




By Percentage of Participation 




















S 77,535 








.Centennial Fund Years 








Honorary Alumni 
George H. Haynes 

Myron J. Bigelow 

1 Contributor 50% 

*Ellery B. Paine 

1 Contributor 100% 

♦Frank C. Harrington 


1 Contributor 25% 
Lester W. West 



4 Contributors 44% 

*Theo. Brown 
James W. Freeman 
George K. Howe 
Joseph W. Rogers 


2 Contributors 50% 
*Winthrop G. Hall 
*William A. Jordan 



5 Contributors 50% 
Richard J. Dearborn 

Lewis E. Dickinson 
Benjamin D. Foot 
Henry J. Potter 
Edward L. Stone, Jr. 

2 Contributors 50% 

Seth R. Clark 
Edwin M. Roberts 

2 Contributors 22% 

*Harold B. Larned 
Ernest C. Morse 

5 Contributors 38% 

♦Sidney W. Farnsworth 
Franklin C. Green 
Roy S. Lanphear 
Leroy N. Reeve 
*James E. Smith 

13 Contributors 54% 

*P. Alden Beaman 
Albert G. Belden 
L. Herbert Carter 
Joseph F. Cullen 
Percy M. Hall 
Raymond A. Haskell 
Howard H. Haynes 

* Arthur J. Knight 
♦Donald H. Mace 

Wilbur C. Searle 

* Percy C. Smith 
Chester B. Starbird 

William R. Wood 


10 Contributors 
Arthur F. Barnes 
Herbert M. Carleton 

*Royal W. Davenport 
Sumner A. Davis 
Leon W. Hitchcock 
Forrest G. Kirsch 
George H. Ryan 
Donald D. Simonds 
Richmond W. Smith 
Louis H. Trott 


11 Contributors 
George A. Barratt 
Fred F. Chapman 
Victor E. Friden 
Charles F. Goldthwait 
Dudley Harmon 
Frank E. Hawkes 

*Wilfred F. Jones 
Elwin H. Kidder 
Joseph K. Schofield 
Leslie E. Swift 
Ralph D. Whitmore 

14 Contributors 
Carlyle A. Atherton 
Charles E. Barney 

* William R. Bell 
Ernest W. Bishop 
Millard F. Clement 
Ralph G. Gold 
Frank W. Green 
Edward A. Hanff 
Karl E. Herrick 

*OUver B. Jacobs 
Everett D. Learned 
George F. Martin 

*Clarence A. G. Pease 
Daniel H. Reamy 

7 Contributors 
Charles A. Bassett 
David E. Carpenter 
Edmund M. Flaherty 
Harold R. Frizzell 
*G. Allan King 
A. Hugh Reid 
Clarence W. Taft 

15 Contributors 

Eric G.Benedict 
Harrison G. Brown 
Earl W. Gleason 
J. Francis Granger 
Frank M. McGowan 
Fred G. Munson 
*Frank H. Plaisted 
Eugene H. Powers 
Henry A. Rickett 
*James J. Shea 
*Harland F. Stuart 
Roger P. Towne 
Leon H. Treadwell 
Edward J. Tucker 
F. Holman Waring 

24 Contributors 
W. Harker Acton 






Clarence A. Brock 

Edmund K. Brown 

Arthur C. Burleigh 
♦Frederick S. Carpenter 

George E. Chick 

Edward J. Dahill, Jr. 

Sherman A. Geer 

George C. Graham 

Leon H. Greenwood 

Allen H. Gridley 

David G. Howard 
*Alton H. Kingman 
* Harry B. Lindsay 

Albert J. Lorion 
♦Norris D. Pease 

J. Arthur Planteroth 

Leon H. Rice 

Donald M. Russell 

Henry J. Schaefer 
♦Arthur B. Schofield 

Farquhar W. Smith 

Millard C. Spencer 

William R. Stults 


22 Contributors 46% 

James L. Atsatt 
♦Edward C. Bartlett 

Winthrop B. Brown 

Arthur H. Burns 

Horace L. Cole 

Albert S. Crandon 

Ray C. Crouch 

John J. Desmond 
♦Roland H. Dufault 

Carl F. Fritch 

A. Frederick Griffin 
♦Franklin C. Gurley 

Albin Hedlund 

Ellwood N. Hennessy 

Asa Hosmer 

Earl C. Hughes 
♦Edward T. Jones 

George Ross 

William W. Spratt 

Harold L. Tilton 

Arthur C. Torrey 

Clayton R. Wilcox 
♦R. L. Keith Memorial Fund 

28 Contributors 52% 

Clarence F. Alexander 
Dwight E. Allen 
Allen M. Atwater 
Howard C. Barnes 
William J. Becker 
John M. Bond 
Frederick P. Church 
♦G. Noble Davidson 
Benjamin B. Dewart 
David H. Fleming 
Frank Forsberg 
Robert E. Hancock 
Earl V. Higbee 
Harrison W. Hosmer 
♦Russell N. Hunter 
Charles B. Hurd 
Everett Hutchins 
Ralph M. Johnson 
Raymond P. Lansing 
♦Carroll M. Lawton 
Ulric J. Lebourveau 
Douglas F. Miner 
Edward R. Nary 
Ernest B. Norton 
George W. Smith, Jr. 
Myron M. Smith 
Maurice G. Steele 
Edwin T. Warren 

28 Contributors 


♦J. Arthur Blair 

Carl H. Burgess 

Leslie J. Chaffee 

Wellen H. Colburn 
♦Simon Collier 

Philip N. Cooke 

Herbert N. Eaton 

Frank G. Gifford 

Harold C. Hickock 

Roland D. Home 
♦Harold W. Howarth 
♦Robert E. Lamb 

Donald B. Maynard 

Philip P. Murdick 

Joseph E. Murphy 

Arthur Nutt 

Chester G. Rice 

Ellery E. Royal 

Clifford W. Sanderson 

Harold G. Saunders 

Walton B. Scott 
♦C. Leroy Storms 

Sidney T. Swallow 

Horace Trull 

James C. Walker 

William S. Warner 

Selden T. Williams 

Aurelio E. Zambarano 

39 Contributors 52% 

Arthur C. Bird 
Edward M. Brennan 
Russell H. Callahan 
Walter F. Conlin, Sr. 
Clinton S. Darling 
Richard B. Davidson 
Clarence E. Fay 
♦Alfred W. Francis 
Leland A. Gardner 
Walter H. Gifford 
Arthur E. Gorman 
William H. Green 
Robert C. Hanckel 
David E. Hartshorn 
(Income) Charles E. Heywood 
Raymond M. Hicks 
Frederic L. Holbrook 
Andrew B. Holmstrom 
Clyde T. Hubbard 
Everett B. Janvrin 
Richard D. Lambert 
John M. Leggett 
Paul J. Matte 
♦Warren W. Parks 
Edgar N. Pike 
Philip C. Pray 
♦Hermon F. Safford 
Henry W. Sheldrick 
Russell H. Smith 
♦Moses H. Teaze 
Samuel H. Thompson 
Charles A. Thrasher 
Clarence B. Tilton 
Robert L. Tomblen 
Max W. Tucker 
John A. C. Warner 
John R. Wheeler 
Levi E. Wheeler 
Hollis J. Wyman 

17 Contributors 33% 

Charles C. Alvord 
James Apostolou 
Walter B. Dennen 
Ervant H. Eresian 

An asterisk is used to commend those who have contributed annually since the beginning of the Alumni Fund in 1924, or since their 
graduation. Asterisks are not used for the first contributions of the Class of 1969. 

George C. Griffith 
*Norman P. Knowlton 
*John F. Kyes, Jr. 

Heyward F. Lawton 

Lewis F. Lionvale 

Francis N. Luce 
♦Benjamin Luther 

Edmond E. Moore 

Hobart H. Newell 

Maurice W. Richardson 

Ralph F. Tenney 

Leroy W. Vinal 

Winfred D. Wilkinson 


25 Contributors 56% 

*Edwin W. Bemis 

Carl I. Benson 

Everett C. Bryant 

George W. Caldwell 

Roy H. Carpenter 

Roger B. Chaffee 

John W. Coghlin 

Cyril W. Dawson 

Eric S. Ericsson 

Howard S. Foster 

Ray W. Heffernan 

Philip H. Holbrook 

Judah H. Humphrey 
*Howard A. Mayo 

Howard A. McConville 

Richard S. Morse 

H. Earl Munz 

Richard L. Olson 

Vincent J. Pettine 

George R. Rich 

Thomas B. Rutherford 
*Robert C. Sessions 

Charles W. Staples 

Raymond E. Taylor 

Harold W. Thompson 

34 Contributors 


Paul M. Abbott 

Chester W. Aldrich 
*Arvid E. Anderson 

Stanley W. Arthur 

Willis F. Atkinson 

Laurence G. Bean 

George B. Blaisdell 

Harold D. Boutelle 

Herbert E. Brooks 

Frederic R. Butler 

Norman C. Firth 
♦Milton W. Garland 

Paul J. Harriman 

Richard A. Heald 

Raymond B. Heath 

Allan W. Hill 

Percy A. Hill 

Richard F. W. Johnson 
*Burton W. Marsh 
Raymon F. Meader 
Harry C. Merritt 
♦Carlton J. O'Neil 
Ernest A. Peel 
Albert R. Rienstra 
Hobart D. Sanborn 
Baalis Sanford 
♦Walter B. Shear 
•Harry W. Tenney 
Henry B. Townsend 
George L. White 
Lester C. Wightman 
Albert L. Woodward 
Guy F. Woodward 
Oliver R. Wulf 

CLASS OF 1920 
50- Year Class Gift 
Paul M. Abbott 
Chester W. Aldrich 

♦Arvid E. Anderson 
Malcolm B. Arthur 

Prof. Frederick W. Bauder 

C. Harold Berg 

Raymond D. Bishop 

George B. Blaisdell 

Harold D. BouteUe 

Herbert E. Brooks 

Dr. Frederic R. Butler 

Charles A. Gammal 
♦Milton W. Garland 

Richard A. Heald 

Raymond B. Heath 

John Q. Holmes 

Harold G. Hunt 
♦Burton W. Marsh 

Raymon F. Meader 

Harry C. Merritt 
♦Carlton J. O'Neil 

Ernest A. Peel 

Robert A. Peterson, Sr. 

Albert R. Rienstra 

Rudolph C. Stange 
♦Harry W. Tenney 

Ernest Thompson, Jr. 

Henry B. Townsend 

George L. White 
Guy F. Woodward 

Dr. Oliver R.Wulf 

In Memoriam, Stanley W. Arthur 


33 Contributors 48% 

Harold S. Black 

Carleton F. Bolles 

Frank K. Brown 

Cornelius A. Callahan 

Myron D. Chace 

Robert E. Chapman 

Philip K. Davis 

Irving M. Desper 

Robert M. Eldred 

Walter G. Fielder 

Edward J. P. Fisher 

Wilmore C. Harcus 

Carroll A. Huntington 

Cyril Israel 

Roger R. Jenness 
♦E. Daniel Johnson 

Joseph Kushner 

Lyman C. Lovell 
♦William L. Martin 

Stanley N. McCaslin 

Lyle J. Morse 

John S. Nason 

Richard P. Penfield 

Edward Rose 
♦Paul S. Sessions 

B. Clark Shaw 

Carl E. Skroder 
Irving R. Smith 
Foster E. Sturtevant 
Lincoln Thompson 
♦Harold B. Whitmore 
Earl H. Winslow 
Paul D. Woodbury 

46 Contributors 52% 

Dean W. Alden 
Charles I. Babcock 
Wendell B. Batten 
Wellington H. Bingham 
Alden I. Brigham 
Edward L. Campbell 
Charles N. Clarkson 
Edward H. Colcsworthy 
Martin J. Conroy 
William H. Cooncy 
Charles S. Cushing 
Robert W. Cushman 
Emerson B. Donnell 
Warren A. Ellsworth 
Richard D. Field 
Russell M. Field 
Weston Haddrn 

Neil T. Heffernan 
John A. Herr 
William S. Hoar 
Wilfred H. Howe 

Lawrence K. Hyde 
♦Wayne E. Keith 

Enfried T. Larson 

Kenneth J. Lloyd 

James L. Marston 

Frank R. Mason 

Lloyd F. McGlincy 
♦Carl F. Meyer 

Fred P. Millard 

William E. Murphy 

Clark H. Overhiser 

C. Warren Page 

George F. Parsons 

Fred Pickwick, Jr. 

Harold S. Rice 

Henry J. Rives 

John V. Russell 

Ernest M. Schiller 

Edwin L. Sholz 

Luther C. Small 

Stanley M. Townsend 

George V. Upton, Jr. 
♦George A. Walker 
♦Philip H. White 

Robert M. Wilder 

33 Contributors 46% 

J. Carleton Adams 
Jesse M. Blodget 
♦George S. Cary 
♦Edwin B. Coghlin 
Carl R. Cron 
Lincoln A. Cundall 
Andrew Fiore 
Kenneth E. Hapgood 
William J. Harrington 
Wallace C. Hathaway 
♦C. Freeman Hawley 
Carl M. Holden 
Max Hurowitz 
Edward B. Johnson 
Lewis J. Lenny 
Philip W. Lundgren 
Joseph P. Mason 
Erwin H. Mattson 
Percival E. Meyer 
Weston Morrill 
Raymond D. Morrison 
♦Howard S. Nutting 
Ralph C. Pierce 
Cortis N. Rice, Jr. 
Frederick H. Scheer 
Richard H. V. Shaw 
George B. Snow 
Paul R. Swan 
Roger T. Waite 
Richard Walberg 
Ralph W. White 
♦Everett G. Wightman 
Raymond S. Worth 



22 Contributors 34% 

•J. Norman Alberti 
Clarence E. Anderson 
Solon C. Bartlett 
Edward G. Bcardsley 

•Francis C. Bragg 
Edward J. Burke 
Edward L. Carrington 
Thomas L. Counihan 
Godfrey J. Daniclson 

•Warren B. Fish 
James A. Htllman 

•Leslie .1. Hooper 
Harry L. Kurd 

Mlelge S. Johnson 
Lioni-i ( i. Lundgren 
DouRlas B. Martin 

John N. Styffe 

Carroll C. Tucker 

Stephen J. Vouch 

Raymond G. Wilcox 
♦Gordon C. Willard 
♦Donald B. Wilson 


24 Contributors 32% 

♦David C. Bailey 

Wolcott S. Bissell 

Roger N. Brooks 

Llewellyn A. Burgess 

Carl F. Carlstrom 

Louis Corash 

O. Arnold Hansen 

Arthur V. Houle 
♦Daniel L. Hussey 

James C. Irish 

Urban R. Lamay 
♦Luther B. Martin 

Donald M. McAndrew 

Henry L. Mellen 

David J. Minott 

Roy B. Payne 

Julian B. Pendleton 

William F. Ronco 

Leonard F. Sanborn 

Robert B. Scott 

Jackson K. Sterrett 

L. Ivan Underwood 

Sigurd R. Wendin 

Thomas G. Wright 

60 Contributors 51% 

Robert H. Alberti 
Walter F. Ames 

Kenneth R. Archibald 
♦Harold A. Baines 

Russell F. Barker 

Walter R. Bennet 

Milton E. Berglund 

Raymond H. Bjork 

Richard S. Boutelle 

Oliver H. Brewster 

Ormond J. Chinnock 

Raymond C. Connolly 

William R. Crabtree 
♦Phillip R. Delphos 
♦Donald G. Downing 

Elmer O. Earnshaw 

Frederick D. Fielder 

Joseph P. Flemming 

Donald L. Hager 

Arthur W. Haley 

Elmer Hansen 
♦Charles B. Hardy 

Arnold P. Hayward 

Charles M. Healey, Jr. 

Fred H. Hedin 

Archie J. Home 

Richard P. Houlihan 

Clyde W. Hubbard 
•Eugene M. Hunter 

Stanley F. Johnson 

Chandler W. Jones 

Vahan B. Kurkjian 

Winthrop S. Marston 
•Carleton F. Maylott 

Henry G. Mildrum 

John S. Miller 

Wilbert T. Moore 

Charles M. Moran 
•John A. Morse 

Stanley R. Osborne 

Linwood E. Page 

Armand L. Paquette 

Arthur C. Parsons 

Harry c. Pelnert 

Lawrence S. Peterson 

George 1. Pierce 

James A. Robertson 

William A. lliiwll 

Randall P. Saxton 
Donald F. Sears 
Charles T. Smith 
Mabbott B. Steele 
Harry E. Stratton 
Charles J. Thompson 
♦Howard B. Thomson 
Llewellin W. Wade 
Irvin S. Webster 
A. Harold Wendin 
Emerson A. Wiggin 
Alfred D. Wilson 



39 Contributors 45% 

Richard E. Bliven 

George L. Bush 

Edward F. Cahalen 

C. Sture Carlson 

Ellsworth B. Carpenter 

Chester A. Deane 

Charles H. Fogg 

Louis H. Griff 

Chester Haitsma 
♦George J. Heckman 
♦Victor E. Hill 

E. Carl Hoglund 

John E. Howe 

Richard K. Irons 

Lester G. Jaquith 

Robert E. Johnson . 

Walter G. Johnson 

Harry J. Kathman 

Edward J. Kearnan 

Donald L. King 

Leonard W. Lewis 

Philip A. MacArdle 

Charles MacLennan 
♦Arthur C. Manning 

Dean L. Merrill 
♦Charles S. Moore 

Kevork K. Nahigyan 

Robert L. Parker 

William M. Rauha 

Carleton R. Sanford 

Carl H. Schwind 

Donald S. Searle 

James M. Simmons 

Nathan M. Southwick, Jr. 

Howard F. Stephenson 

Paul W. Swenson 
♦Emmett A. Thrower 
♦Russell G. Whittemore 

John F. Wood 


55 Contributors 53% 

Milton H. Aldrich 

Carl F. Alsing 

Lawrence E. Backlin 

Roderick A. Bail 

Gabriel O. Bedard 

Harold G. Butterworth 
♦Frank E. Buxton 

Bernard N. Carlson 

Arthur M. Cheney, Jr. 

Lyman W. Cross 

Herbert P. Dobie 

John E. Driscoll 

Charles G. Durbin 

Theodore J. Englund 

Clifford G. Engstrom 

Frank J. Fleming 

W. Bigelow Hall 

Jacob J. Jaffee 
♦Dwight E. Jones 

Ralph V. Karlson 
♦Francis H. King 

Frederick H. Knight 
♦A. Everett Lawrence 

Louis F. Leidholdt 

William M. Lester 

Clifford S. Livermore 

Ralph H. Lundberg 
James A. MacNabb 
William A. Manty 
Roland C. Mather 
James H. McCarthy 
Charles B. Muzzy 
Alexander L. Naylor 
Forrest S. Nelson 
Reginald J. Odabashian 
Arthur W. Olcott 
Harland L. Page 
Karl W. Penney 
Wilbur H. Perry 
Stanley H. Pickford 
♦Donald P. Reed 
Gordon E. Rice 
Frederick G. Sandstrom 
Lester H. Sarty 
Arthur T. Simmonds 
Roger K. Stoughton 
Milton A. Swanson 
Arthur M. Tarbox 
Andrew G. Toussaint 
Robert M. Tucker 
Charles A. Warren 
Winslow C. Wentworth 
Andrew L. Wilkinson 
Edward N. Wooding 
Alfred W. Young 

47 Contributors 


Frederick G. Baldwin 
♦Wayne S. Berry 

Clifford Broker 

Charles J. Brzezinski 
♦Arthur H. Burr 

Carl H. Carlson 

Luther Q. H. Chin 

Nathaniel Clapp 

Arnold M. Cook 

William L. Crosby 

Boris Dephoure 

Diran Deranian 

John R. Dobie 

Stephen D. Donahue 

Robert M. Eccles 

Gale E. Flint 

Lester W. Frank 

Frank H. French 
♦J. Kendall Fullerton 

Arthur E. Gilbert, Jr. 

O. Vincent Gustafson 

Robert S. Heald 

Holbrook L. Horton 

William R. Hutton 

Francis E. R. Johnson 

J. Bernard Joseph 
♦Arthur W. Knight 

Harold P. Kranz 

Milton F. Labonte 

Edward E. Lane 

Daniel R. Leamy 

Frederick J. McGowan, Jr. 

John L. Mooshian 

Andrew J. O'Connell 

Erold F. Pierce 

Halbert E. Pierce, Jr. 

John D. Putnam 

Harold G. Richards 

Lawrence Silverborg 

Lothar A. Sontag 
Richard J. Stone 

Wilford A. Sutthill 

Robert L. Towne 
George J. Tsatsis 
Francis Wiesman 

♦Russell C. Wiley 

James H. Williams 

49 Contributors 
Henry O. Allen 


♦Carl W. Backstrom 

Albert A. Baron 

Robert S. Bennett 

David K. Bragg 

John W. Burt 

C. Eugene Center 

Charles H. Cole 

John W. Conley 

George W. Crossley 

Herbert W. Davis 

Edward R. Delano 

William H. Doyle 

Charles R. Fay 

Stanley H. Fillion 

Myrton P. Finney 

Thomas F. Flynn 

Walter H. French 

Ralph H. Gilbert 

Albert M. Goodnow 

Armando E. Greco 

Carmelo S. Greco 

Roger T. Griswold 

Lincoln B. Hathaway 

Herbert F. Hillis 

Robert E. Hollick 

Clifford B. Ives 

Francis E. Kennedy 
♦William W. Locke 

Percy F. Marsaw 
♦George A. Marston 

James E. McLoughlin 

Theodore J. Mesh 

Paul B. Morgan, Jr. 

Albert N. Narter 

Daniel F. O'Grady 

Christos L. Orphanides 

John R. Parker 

George E. Perreault 

Fred P. Peters 

Arthur F. Pierce, Jr. 

M. Lawrence Price 

Warren R. Purcell 

Philip M. Seal 

Harry A. Sorensen 

James B. Stearns, Jr. 

George W. Stratton 

Vernon E. Wade 
♦Warren C. Whittum 


52 Contributors 43% 

Idof Anderson, Jr. 

Uuno O. Annala 

Robert E. Barrett 

Clifford A. Bergquist 

Joseph J. Bunevith 

Hilding O. Carlson 

Benjamin R. Chad wick 

F. Dudley Chaffee 

Russell V. Corsini 

Harold T. Cutler 

Henry N. Deane 
♦Albert M. Demont 
♦Frank S. Finlayson 

Theodore L. Fish 

Paul H. Fittz 
♦John E. Fletcher 

Milton D. Gleason 
♦A. Wallace Gove 

William Graham 

Allan G. Hall 

Raymond E. Hall 

George M. Hansen 

Jay M. Harpell 

Edwin V. Haskell 

Walker T. Hawley 

John H. Hinchliffe, Jr. 

Ralph Hodgkinson 

Frederic C. Holmes 

Juichi Kaku 

Charles A. Kennedy 
♦David D. Kiley 

Otis E. Mace 

Oliver B. Merrill 

William H. Mill 

John A. Mott 
♦J. Philip Pierce 

Eben H. Rice 

Carl F. Sage 

Trueman L. Sanderson 

Nicholas S. Sculos 

George W. Smith 
♦Herbert A. Stewart 

Hurant Tashjian 

Joseph E. Totas 
♦A. Francis Townsend 

Prescott K. Turner 

John B. Tuthill 

Oliver R. Underhill, Jr. 

Charles B. Walker 

Carroll N. Whitaker 

Robert S. Williamson 

Charles E. Woodward 


47 Contributors 42% 

N. Albert Anderson 

William W. Asp 

Arthur W. Backgren 

Theodore H. Berard 

Fred A. Bickford 

Herbert F. Borg 

Walter J. Brosnan 
♦Dana B. Carleton 

Henry E. Carlson 

William J. Cullen 

Marcel A. E. Delys 

C. Milton Ekberg 

Earle E. Green 

William E. Hanson 

Lambert R. Johnson 

Elliott D. Jones 

Howard P. Lekberg 

Eino O. Leppanen 

Lester N. Lintner 

Linn M. Lockwood 

Richard H. Martin 

Donald J. McGee 

Robert W. McMaster 

William J. Minnick 

Norman Monks 

Paul E. Nelson 

John Nizamoff 

Olof W. Nyquist 

Charles S. O'Brien, Jr. 

Constantine J. G. Orfanos 

Leonard H. Peters, Jr. 

Irwin W. Peterson 

Edwin L. Pollard 
♦Henry B. Pratt, Jr. 

Russell D. Purrington 

Donald W. Putnam 

William F. Reardon 

David Rice 

Leon D. Skuropat 

Eugene W. Somerville 
♦Ellis R. Spaulding 
♦Francis M. Sullivan 

Sidney Thune 

John R. Tinker 

Curtis M. White 

Frederick F. Whitford 

Clelan G. Winn 

59 Contributors 48% 

Edward K. Allen, Jr. 
Alexander L. Alves 
♦William A. Anderson 
Gordon E. Barnes 
Ethan D. Bassett 
J. Alfred Bicknell 
Robert W. Blake 
Hugo P. Borgatti 
Charles S. Brewer 
Allen L. Brownlee 
Leo Burwick 

William H. Clancey, Jr. 

Raymond B. Crawford 

George Davagian 

Thomas E. Decker 

Arthur H. Dixon 

Herman W. Dorn 

Cornelius J. Doyle 

J. Roy Driscoll 

John J. Dwyer 

Frank L. Eaton, Jr. 

Albert H. Ensor 

Kenneth M. Farnsworth 

Robert E. Ferguson 

Alden H. FuUer 

Robert W. Fulton 
♦Kenneth E. Gleason 

Albert B. Glenn 
♦Gilbert U. Gustafson 

Linval D. Harvey 

Donald W. Haskins 

Leighton Jackson 

Harry T. Jensen 
*Carl L. Johnson 

Carroll M. Johnson 

Edwin L. Johnson 
*Aram Kalenian 

John C. Keefe, Jr. 

Albert J. Laliberte 

Harvey F. Lorenzen 

George W. Lyman 

Richard T. Merrell 

Emil C. Ostlund 

H. Edward Perkins, Jr. 

W: Harvey Perreault 

Robert C. Peterson 

A. Elmer Pihl 

Frederick M. Potter 

Wesley B. Reed 

Franklin B. Roberts 
*John C. L. Shabeck, Jr. 

Arthur E. Smith 

John C. Spence 
♦Chester R. Spielvogel 
♦Sumner B. Sweetser 

Walter W. Tuthill 
♦Jeremiah H. Vail 

Albert S. White, Jr. 

Gordon R. Whittum 


53 Contributors 469 

♦Bertil H. Anderson 

Clarence W. Anderson 

Harold B. Bell 

Kenneth E. Bennett 

John A. Birch 

Joseph A. Bober 

John H. Bradbury 

William E. Burpee 

Allan R. Catheron 

Edward D. Chase 

Anthony C. Cowal 

Ernest M. Crowell 
♦Merritt E. Cutting 

Chester G. Dahlstrom 

Warren H. Davenport 

Charles S. Dayton, Jr. 
•Dwight J. Dwinell 

Charles J. Egan 
♦Charles S. Frary, Jr. 

Robert S. Grand 

Joseph Haddad 

Carl Hammarstrom 

Theodore F. Hammett 

Curtis A. Hedler 

Russell P. Hook 

Clayton E. Hunt, Jr. 

George Kalista 

John H. Keenan 

B. Gustaf Larson 

Luther C. Leavilt 
•Edward R. Markcrt 

Charles W. McBtroy 

William P. Mitnik 

Raymond H. Neubauer 
Shepard B. Palmer, Jr. 
C. Eugene Parta 
Albert T. Phelps 
Louis Press 

V. Thomas Ratkiewich, Jr. 
Richard W. Rhodes 
Edmund F. Rothemich 
♦Everett F. Sellew 
Philip C. Sherburne 
Philip W. Stafford 
H. Victor Stenbeck 
Howard E. Stockwell 
Paul J. Sullivan 
Michael G. Tashjian 
Donald C. Vibber 
Arthur B. Wentzel 
Gordon P. Whitcomb 
Howard A. Whittum 
Humphrey J. Wrin 



55 Contributors 49% 

Marcus Abelson 
♦Edward J. Abendschein 

George W. Axelby 

Carl G. Bergstrom 

Karl H. Bohaker 

Edwin T. Clinton 
*B. Austin Coates 

John B. Coyle 

C. Marshall Dann 

Maurice E. Day 

Phillip S. Dean 

William A. Dempsey 

Joseph Glasser 

Martin B. Graham 

James J. Gushaw 

Preston H. Hadley, Jr. 

Allan F. Hardy, Jr. 

Francis L. Harrington 

James K. Healy 

Leonard G. Humphrey, Jr. 

Ladislaus T. Jodaitis 

Paul S. Krantz 

Roger H. Lawton 

Harold A. Leduc 

Lester L. Libby 

C. Gordon Lincoln 

Frederick W. Mclntyre, Jr. 

George A. Mitchell 
♦Raymond L. Moeller 

John J. Molloy 

Homer R. Morrison 

Roland L. Nims 

William C. Potter 

Charles C. Puffer 

Raymond J. Quenneville 
♦Lionel C. Reed 

Emerson J. Robinson 

Victor F. P. Sepavich 

Irving Skeist 

Charles S. Smith 

Kingston C. Smith 

M. Kent Smith 

David V. Smyth 

Raymond F. Starrett 

William R. Steur 

Roy O. Swenson 
Gordon S. Swift 
J. James Tasillo 
Edward Tavidian 
Robert B. Taylor 
Harold K. Vickery 
Douglas L. Watkins 
•Harvey W. While 
•Plummer Wiley 
William E. Wyman 

47 Contributors 43% 

Hairy T. Anderson, Jr. 

Robert W. Baker 

Leo T. Benoit 

Carl F. Benson 
♦John R. Brand 

Roger W. Bruce 

Harold S. Burr 

George W. Busby, Jr. 

John R. Casler, Jr. 

Perry P. Clark 

Frederick F. Cole 

Gordon H. Creamer 
♦Earl M. Curtis 

Walter G. Dahlstrom 

Donald L. Edmunds 

C. James Ethier 

Robert Fowler, Jr. 

Thomas C. Frary 
♦Scott K. Goodwin 
♦Vincent P. Grubbe 

Harold F. Henrickson 

L. Brewster Howard 

Leonard W. Johnson 

Richard W. Keenan 
♦Clinton E. Leech 

N. Robert Levine 
♦William C. Maine 

Robert E. Maynard 

John T. McGrath 
♦David M. Morley 

Reginald A. Morrill 

John J. O'Donnell 

Michael C. Rallis 

George E. Rocheford 

Wesley F. Rouse 

Jacob A. Sacks 

Louis Sadick 

Alan F. Shepardson 

George A. Sherwin 

Burton H. Simons 

Benjamin H. Smith, Jr. 

Stedman W. Smith 
♦John H. Thompson 

Arthur D. Tripp, Jr. 

Abbott D. Wilcox 

Robert C. Wright 

Theodore C. Wyman 

48 Contributors 43% 

♦Erving Arundale 

Philip G. Atwood 
♦Lawrence K. Barber 
Donald L. Beebe 

B. Allen Benjamin 
William S. Bushell 
Martin G. Caine 

♦William E. Carew, Jr. 
William C. Clark 
John H. Covell, Jr. 
Gordon F. Crowther 

C. Chapin Cutler 
Henry C. Dearborn 
Gordon C. Edwards 

♦Morton S. Fine 
♦Paul R. Glazier 
♦Laurence F. Granger 

Caleb D. Hammond 
♦Francis S. Harvey 

Daniel J. Hastings, Jr. 

Ralph H. Holmes 

Harris W. Howland 

Stanley L. Hyman 
•A. Hallier Johnson 

Nathaniel 1. Korman 

Carl E. Larson, Jr. 

Arthur J. Lcary 

Ray K. Linsliv 

Richard J. Lymi n 
•Francis H. Marcl.und 

• l"hn F. McGlnnls 

Holland W. McMurphy 

Samuel W. Mcncow 

Charles R. Michel 

Carl S. Otto 
Chandler P. Pierce 
A. Hamilton Powell 
Foster C. Powers 
W. Robert Powers 
William Price 
Oliver H. Raine 
J. Morrison Smith 
Arthur J. Staples 
Carleton E. P. Vinal 
Talbot F. Wentworth 
John B. Willard 
Dana W. Woodward 
William W. Worthley 


56 Contributors 41% 

♦Robert B. Abbe 

Robert O. Alexander 

Samuel A. Alukas 

Gilbert G. Ashwell 

Paul H. Bergstrom 

Eugene Bertozzi, Jr. 
♦Charles C. Bonin 
*J. Randolph Buck 

Frederick J. Burg 
♦Richard F. Burke, Jr. 

George B. Cattermole 

Donald B. Clark 
♦Richard W. Cloues 
♦Leo J. Cronin 

Robert P. Day 

Albert L. Delude, Jr. 

Richard J. Donovan 
♦Richard M. Elliott 

Robert A. Evans 

Neil A. Fitzgerald 

Norman M. Gamache 

Thomas B. Graham 

Perry F. Grenon 

Allen H. Gridley, Jr. 

Ernest E. Gustafson 

Howard W. Haynes 

William D. Holcomb 

Raymond K. Houston 

Walter J. Howard 

Francis H. Jenkins 

Walter E. Knapp 

Peter P. Koliss 

Albert J. Kullas 

M. Leonard Kuniholm 

John G. Lawrence 

Bernard A. Lovelace 

A. George Mallis 

Daniel G. Mazur 

Richard G. Munson 

Robert W. O'Brien 

Raymond J. Perreault 

Donald F. Pethybridge 

Arnct L. Powell 

Maurice Pressman 

Henry M. Ritz 

Malcolm G. Safford 

Edward A. Sawtell 
John B. Scalzi 

Philip R. Scavcr 
Dana D. Stratton 

Francis B. Swenson 
•Robert M. Taft 
Raymond H. Tolman 
Paul H. Vaughun 
Murray C. Wilson 
Francis L. Witkege 

54 Contributors :<:p . 

•Walter L. Abel 
Charles H. Amidon, Jr. 
Roland N. Anderson 
John A. Backcs 
•Jack F. Boyd 
Harrison K. Brown 

*Donald M. Burness 

John K. Busada 
*Wilder R. Carson 
♦Malcolm R. Chandler 

Allan H. Chase 

Arthur N. Cooley 

Ralph E. Dudley 

Floyd J. Folmsbee 

George C. Graham, Jr. 

Jacob J. Hagopian 

John C. Harvey, Jr. 
♦John G. Hollick 
*Donald E. Houser 

John W. Hughes 

Harold W. Humphrey, Jr. 
♦David H. Hunt 

Roger L. Iffland 

Gleason W. Jewett 

Samuel B. Kaplan 

Oiva J. Kama 

William L. Kay 
*Carl A. Keyser 

Philip A. Kulin 

John H. Lancaster 

Leonard B. Landall 

Albert M. Lavan 

Carl W. Lewin 

Carl J. Lindegren, Jr. 
♦Arthur H. Mallon 

Robert W. Martin 
♦David McEwan 

Ward D. Messimer 

Robert B. Mirick 

Robert A. Morse 

Albert A. Nims, Jr. 

Elmer E. Nutting 

C. Kenneth Olson 

Bradford W. Ordway 

Frederick S. Pyne 

Edward J. Roszko 
♦Billie A. Schmidt 

Norman W. Stewart 
♦Frans E. Strandberg 

Louis E. Stratton 

Ernest L. Sykes 
♦Charles W. Thulin 
Harold E. White 
Richard B. Wilson 

57 Contributors 379 

Clayton H. Allen 
♦Donald R. Bates 
George S. Bingham 
Kenneth R. Blaisdell 
Ronald S. Brand 
William S. Brooks 
Malcolm S. Burton 
Donald S. Chatfield 
Edward D. Cross 
Frank J. Delany 
Arthur S. Dinsmore 
Robert E. Dunklee, Jr. 
♦Raymond J. Forkey 
♦Kenneth C. Fraser 
Howard G. Freeman 
W. Clark Goodchild, Jr. 
Willard T. Gove 
♦Frank G. Gustafson 
♦Edward E. J. Hafey 
♦Joseph M. Halloran, Jr. 

Franklin D. Hayes 
♦Robert W. Hewey 

Robert E. Higgs 
♦Albert E. HoweU, Jr. 
Harding B. Jenkins 
Fritz E. Johanson 
Benedict K. Kaveckas 
Stanley W. Kimball 
Arthur R. Koerber 
David A. Kuniholm 
John A. Leach, Jr. 
Vernon J. Liberty 
♦Russell A. Lovell, Jr. 

♦Noel R. Maleady 

Zareh Martin 

Kenneth H. McClure 

Richard T. Messinger 

Lawrence C. Neale 

Henry J. Paulsen 
♦John H. Peters, III 

Bruce G. Potter 
♦Milton E. Ross 

Robert S. Roulston 

Alden T. Roys 

M. Michael Sadick 

S. Merrill Skeist 

Everett P. Smith 

Joseph V. Smolinski 

Walter H. Sodano 

Frank B. Stevenson 

Francis E. Stone 
♦Lawrence R. Sullivan 

Robinson M. Swift 

Stanley M. Terry 

Daniel W. von Bremen, Jr. 

Randall Whitehead 

David B. Zipser 

52 Contributors 34% 

Donald T. Atkinson 
Benjamin S. Bean 
William Bosyk 
Earle K. Boyd 
Irving A. Breger 
William J. Carroll, Jr. 
Paul A. Carullo 
♦Frederick B. Chamberlin 
Sidney W. Clark 
George A. Cowan 
Thomas R. Derrico 
Kenneth R. Dresser 
James C. Ferguson 
George F. George 
Lloyd E. Greenwood 
Marvin Handleman 
James H. Hinman 
F. Harold Holland, Jr. 
Stephen Horbal 
Joseph P. Jurga 
Harry D. Kingsley 
♦Norman G. Klaucke 
Melvin H. Knapp 
George W. Knauff 
Alexander G. Lajoie, Jr. 
Frank R. Lindberg 
James E. McGinnis 

F. Douglas McKeown 
Herman Medwin 
♦Robert A. Muir 

N. Aaron Naboicheck 

Paul G. Nystrom 

Norman H. Osgood 

Hilliard W. Paige 

Donald F. Palmer, Jr. 
♦Russell W. Parks 

George K. Peck 

Stannard M. Potter 

Richard G. Ramsdell 

Stanley S. Ribb 
♦William C. Richardson 

Harold E. Roberton, Jr. 

William P. Simmons 

Charles O. Smith 
♦Donald E. Smith 

Robert W. Tuller 

Anton J. West, Sr. 

Leonard H. White 

Berkeley Williams, Jr. 
♦Robert F. Wilson 
♦Alfred E. Winslow 

F. William Ziegler 

65 Contributors 40% 

♦Robert E. Allen 

Jonathan B. Allured 

E. Curtis Ambler 
William L. Ames 
Homer R. Arey 
Albert S. Ashmead 
John M. Bartlett, Jr. 
Robert M. Bendett 

♦Norman C. Bergstrom 

Delbert A. Betterley 
♦Gerald J. Bibeault 

Joseph W. Blaine, Jr. 

Lester A. Bolton 

Roy F. Bourgault 

Robert C. Chaffe, Jr. 

Joseph N. Christian 

Charles W. Charles 
♦Harold L. Crane 

Harold E. Crosier, Jr. 

Wilbur H. Day 

Walter K. Deacon 
♦Paul C. Disario, Jr. 

Eric W. Essen 

James Fernane 

John Ford, Jr. 

Ralph G. Fritch 

Clinton A. Gerlach 

Haskell Ginns 

Herbert M. Goodman 

Warren G. Harding 

Philip J. Hastings 

Robert H. Hodges 

Robert L. Holden 
♦Peter P. Holz 

William S. Jackson, Jr. 

Norman A. Kerr 

Richard H. Kimball, Jr. 

A. Cline Mendelsohn 

Frederic C. Merriam 

F. Gordon Merrill 
Alexander Mikulich 
Winthrop R. Munyan 
Francis J. Oneglia 
Rodney G. Paige 

♦Robert W. Pease 

Russell C. Proctor, Jr. 
♦Gordon H. Raymond 
♦James F. Robjent 
♦John E. Rogerson 

Adolph A. Salminen 
♦Elton J. Sceggel 

Robert A. Schultheiss 

Leonard I. Smith 

George H. Sprague, Jr. 

Victor H. Thulin 
♦Noel Totti, Jr. 

Howard C. Warren 

J. Richard Weiss, Jr. 

Samuel W. Williams, Jr. 

Norman A. Wilson 

William C. Woods, Jr. 

John B. Wright 

Paul C. Yankauskas 
♦Warren B. Zepp 


56 Contributors 40% 

Everett J. Ambrose, Jr. 

Robert A. Bierweiler 
♦Harold W. Brandes 

Hugh M. Brautigam 

Nelson M. Calkins, Jr. 
♦Edwin C. Campbell 

Warren H. Chaffee 

Henry C. Durick, Jr. 
♦Jackson L. Durkee 
♦Richard F. Dyer 
♦Lee P. Farnsworth 

Walter J. Farrell, Jr. 
♦J. Perry Fraser 

George W. Golding, Jr. 
♦Robert E. Gordon 

Philip J. Gow 

Arthur V. Grazulis 

Carl E. Hartbower 

♦Leonard Hershoff 

Franklin K. Holbrook 

John W. Huckins 

Richard Jamron 

Joseph M. Jolda 

Walter E. Kaskan 

Joseph F. Kawzowicz 

Averill S. Keith 
♦Friend H. Kierstead, Jr. 
♦Russell L. King 
♦Victor E. Kohman 

Thomas P. Landers 

Arthur E. Lindroos 

John McLay, Jr. 

Arthur H. Medine, Jr. 
♦Behrends Messer, Jr. 

S. Bailey Norton, Jr. 

Earl G. Page, Jr. 

Robert A. Painter 

James H. Parliman 

Edward H. Peterson 
♦James J. Pezza 

Leon H. Rice 

Donald M. Roun 
♦Donald H. Russell 

Alan N. Sanderson 

Robert P. Seaton 
♦Richard B. Shaw 

Bruce E. Smyth 
♦Raymond W. Southworth 

George E. Stannard 

Frank Szel 
♦William W. Tunnichffe 

Alfred Voedisch, Jr, 

Pierre Volkmar 

Rollin M. Wheeler 

Richard T. Whitcomb 

Edward C. White 


51 Contributors 32% 

♦Gordon C. Anderson 

Herbert Asher 

Roy E. Baharian 

Francis L. Barry 

C. Edward Bean 
♦John A. Bjork 
♦Norman S. Blodgett 

Thomas A. Bombicino 

Philip P. Brown 
♦Donald E. Buser 

Charles E. Cannon 
♦Richard A. Carson 

George W. Collins 

Charles S. Cooper 

Lee G. Cordier 

Irving James Donahue, Jr. 

Robert E. Fay 

David M. Field 

Roger F. French 

Irving B. Gerber 

David L. Haight 

Bruce D. Hainsworth 
♦Raymond E. Herzog 

Harrison E. Holbrook, Jr. 

Richard G. Holden 

Leonard Israel 
♦Eriing Lagerholm 

John W. Lebourveau 

Lloyd G. Mann 

Joseph S. Marcus 
♦Vernon A. McLaskey 

Fred S. Moulton 
♦John W. Patterson 

Robert F. Petersen 

C. Raymond Peterson 

Martin T. Pierson 

William E. Powers, Jr. 

Paul I. Pressel 

William L. Raymond, Jr. 

L. Howard Reagan 
♦John J. Robinson 

Miles I. Roth 

Richard W. Russell 

Charles P. Stowell 

Warner H. Tabor 

Charles C. Tanona 

Christopher T. Terpo 
*John G. Underhill 

Wallace A Underwood 
*John N. Wholean 

Franklyn Williams 



55 Contributors 53% 

Frank C. Baginski 
Edwin G. Baldwin 

John C. Bayer 

Edward C. Berndt, Jr. 
♦Albert C. Berry 

James E. Breed 

Bradford Brightman, Jr. 

Robert M. Buck 
♦Joseph D. Carrabino 

Carl C. Clark 

James J. Clerkin, Jr. 

Paul M. Craig, Jr. 

Stanley R. Cross, Jr. 
♦William P. Densmore 

Edward J. Dolan 

Robert E. Duffy 

Harris J. Dufresne 

Robert M. Edgerly 
♦Richard S. Fitts 

Warren H. Fitzer 
♦Harold D. Fleit 

John W. Fondahl 

Anson C. Fyler 

Howard D. Gerring 

Olavi H. Halttunen 

John T. E. Hegeman 

Philip A. Henning 

Burton L. Hinman, Jr. 

William C. Howard, Jr. 

John P. Hyde 

Russell E. Jenkins 

Edwin S. Johanson 

Charles H. Johnson 

Philip B. Jones 
♦Franklin S. June 
♦Owen W. Kennedy, Jr. 

Paul N. Kokulis 

Ernest R. Kretzmer 

Frederick J. Levitsky 
♦Eugene C. Logan 
♦Charles A. Morse, Jr. 

Robert E. Powers 

John J. Quinlan 

Roger P. Roberge 

Robert E. Scott 

Elmer B. Severs, Jr. 

Frank J. Stefanov 

Edward I. Swanson 

Philip V. Tarr, Jr. 

John A. Templeton 

Mitchell J. Tenerowicz 

Stanley B. Thomson 

Joseph F. Tivnan, Jr. 
♦George V. Uihlein, Jr. 
♦Warren H. WUlard 


27 Contributors 21% 

Robert C. Appenzeller 

John Lott Brown 

Nestor Brown, Jr. 
♦Roger H. Brown 

James Bush, Jr. 

Rodney S. Chase 

George E. Comstock, III 

Truman S. Dayton 
•AlpheusM. Farnsworth 

David L. Hall 

Jackson L. Hayman 
♦Joseph H. Johnson, Jr. 

Richard C. Lawton 

Calvin F. Long 

♦James H. Maloney, Jr. 

Stanley W. Morris 
♦Norman W. Padden 

Edward A. Pendleton 

William R. Potter 

Albert H. Rawdon, Jr. 
♦J. Larry Stewart 

David W. Swicker 
♦Roland W. Ure, Jr. 

Irving R. Versoy, Jr. 
♦Davis S. Watson 

Charles F. Whitcomb 

Thomas M. Zajac 


20 Contributors 18% 

Theodore A. Balaska 

William R. Bingham 

James R. Davis 

Robert B. Davis 

Donald L. D eland 

John P. Gagliardo 
♦Howard L. Gelin 

John N. Hartwell 

Garabed Hovhanesian 

Foster Jacobs 

Arvid S. Johnson, Jr. 
♦Wilbur C. Jones 

Alan Kennedy 
♦Peter B. Myers 
♦Albert E. Rockwood, Jr. 

John E. Runninger 

Edward H. Smith 

Donald A. Soorian 

Delbert E. Walton 

John L. Wilki, Jr. 


4 Contributors 33% 

Joseph J. Conroy, Jr, 
John H. Knibb, Jr. 
Cecil Walton, Jr. 
♦John E. Wilson 



18 Contributors 32% 

Allen Breed 
♦George Button, II 

Leslie Flood 

Walter J. Grimala 

Joseph J. Hearne 

William P. Jeagle 
♦John E. Laffey 

John Lee 

Joseph P. Manna 
♦Frank L. Mazzone 

Peter M. McKinley 

John C. Meade 

Manuel Renasco 

Elmer S. Sachse 

George W. Schott 

Robert W. Schramm 

Adelbert W. Whitman 

David J. Wright 


21 Contributors 28% 

♦Robert E. Begley 

Henry J. Bove 

Wilfred L. Derocher, Jr. 

Lawrence T. Garnett 

Leo W. F. Geary 
•Allan Gla/.er 

John P. Harding, Jr. 

Daniel W. KnoU 

Raymond J. Lafcrriere 

Jacques L. Mctenicr 

Teddy J. Moruwskl 

Paul D. O'DonncIl 

William J. Rice 

Samuel Ringel 
Walter A. Skers 
Edward T. Swierz 
Kenneth H. Truesdell 
Milford R. Van Dusen 
John H. Williams, Jr. 
Roger B. Williams, Jr. 
Vincent A. Zike 


62 Contributors 52% 

George W. Allen 

Paul T. Anderson 
♦David L. Anthony 

Robert E. Beauregard 
♦William A. Beers 

Lennart M. Berg 

Edward H. Coburn, Jr. 
♦Samuel W. Cocks 

John J. Concordia 
♦William D. Coulopoulos 

Norman L. Diegoli 

Edmund C. Dowse, Jr. 

Edmund J. Eager 

WUlard E. Estey 
♦Paul E. Evans 
♦Robert G. Ferguson 
♦Niel I. Fishman 

Donald E. Flohr 
♦Frederick A. Gammans 

Albert S. Goldberg 

Malcolm G. Gordon 

Harold B. Guerci 

Sameer S. Hassan 
♦Thomas D. Hess 

Lawrence F. Hine 

Frank S. Holby 
♦Richard K. Home 
♦Robert H. Houghton 
♦Norman J. Jardine 

Vincent P. Juselis 

Louis Katz 
♦Lynwood W. Lentell 

Robert M. Lerner 

Charles L. Loveridge, Jr. 

Lemuel A. W. Manchester 
♦James G. McKernan 
♦Albert J. Merlini 
♦Allen M. Mintz 

Richard W. Morse 

James M. Mullarkey 

Robert E. Nowell 
♦Norman R. Olson 

Alan R. Pearlman 

Arthur L. Pike 

Clark L. Poland 
♦Edward J. Powers 
♦Charles D. Rehrig 

Alan K. Riedel 

Charles H. Rollins 

Edmund J. Salate 

Kenneth E. Scott 
♦Wayne A. Shafer, Jr. 
♦Daniel H. Sheingold 
♦Bernard Siegel 

Sturgis A. Sobin 
♦Albert H. Soloway 

Alfred C. Syiek 

Richard L. Tracy 

Irwin T. Vanderhoof 

David K. Weiner 


72 Contributors .1(1' 

James S. Adams 

Charles C. Allen 
• Walter D. Allen, Jr. 
•Karl R. Berggrcn, Jr. 

I'ratiris J. Bigda 

Gordon S. Brandt's 

Lawrence C. Brautlgam 

Richard W. Brown 

Philip G. Buffinton 

♦Walter J. Charow 

Howard R. Cheney, Jr. 
♦Thomas J. Coonan, III 
♦Norman E. Cotnoir 

Richard J. Coughlin 

Paul D. Curran 
♦Walter G. Dick 

Paul R. Dulong 

Franklin P. Emerson 
♦Malcolm E. Ferson 

Orlando W. Foss, Jr. 

Samuel E. Franc, Jr. 
♦James M. Genser 

Gerald H. Gleason 

David Goldstein 

Robert N. Gowing 

J. George Gregory 

George K. Howe 
♦William A. Jacques 
♦Peter A. Kahn 
♦Peter Kalil 

Robert T. Kesseli 

Charles T. Layton 

Elzear J. Lemieux 

Alfred L. Letourneau 

Daniel L. Lintz 

John I. Logan 

Edward A. Luiz 

John W. Luoma 
♦Sidney Madwed 

William C. Marcoux 

Daniel L. McQuillan 

Harold A. Melden, Jr. 

Robert E. Miller, Jr. 

Harry H. Mochon, Jr. 

Henry G. Mogensen, Jr. 
♦Henry J. Oletz, Jr. 
♦James F. O'Regan 

Harvey L. Pastan 
♦Albin O. Pearson 
♦William J. Ploran 

Mack J. Prince 

Robert K. Quattrochi 

Edward W. Randall 

Raymond J. Remillard 

Hugh M. Robinson 

Smil Ruhman 

Ellsworth M. Sammet 

Donald R. Sanders 

Stanley E. Sherman 
♦Carrol G. Smith 

Jeremy W. Smith 

Stephen J. Spencer 
♦Alfred Strogoff 

Haig E. Tashjian 
♦Donald Taylor 

Samuel E. Torrey 

Max E. Underwood 

Harvey E. Vigneault 

Burl S. Watson, Jr. 

John J. Wheeler 

John H. Williams 

James D. Wilson 


67 Contributors 32% 

Carl D. Ahlstrom 

Raymond L. Alvey, Jr. 

Norman E. Baker 

George S. Barna, Jr. 

Willard L. Bowcn. Ill 

John F. Brierly 
•John P. Burgurclla 
•Joseph J. Burgarclt.i 

Richard H. Carlson 

Edgar B. Carpenter 
•William B. Carpenter 

Harvey W. Currier 

Everett S. Child, Jr. 
•Henry s. Coe, Jr. 

Richard Conncll 

Neil J. Crowley 
• Henry S. C. Cummings, Jr. 

David W. Danielson 

Donald E. Deming 
*Donald W. Dodge 

George E. Engman 

William F. Fitzmaurice 

Stanley Friedman 

Donald W. Giles 

Irwin L. Goodchild, Jr. 

Fred W. Grant, Jr. 

William C. Griggs 
*R. Reed Grimwade 

Robert J. Hallisey 

Frank W. Harding, III 

Daniel J. Harrington, Jr. 

Bartlett H. Hastings 

Richard E. Hathaway 

Sumner W. Herman 

David J. Hudson 

Richard N. Jones 
*Arthur W. Joyce, Jr. 

Edmond H. Judd 
♦Francis E. Kearney 

G. Willard King, Jr. 
•Christy D. Lambert 

Robert B. Larocque 

Stuart G. Leonard, Jr. 

John C. Margo, Jr. 

Paul D. May 

Robert L. Moison 

Edmund L. Nichols 

Helge V. Nordstrom 

Russell N orris 

Philip J. Nyquist 

Richard C. Olson 

Robert C. Proctor, Jr. 

Lester J. Reynolds, Jr. 
*Eli S. Sanderson 

Walter C. Scanlon 

Harold A. Schmucki 
*Robert E. Smith 

Robert F. Stewart 

Henry Styskal, Jr. 

Edmond T. Suydam 

Edward J. Sydor 

John R. Taylor 

Donald W. Thompson 

Robert J. Van Amburgh 

Leo J. Verrelli 

Jeremy Welts 

William D. Young 


67 Contributors 35% 

Warner S. Adams 
*G. Albert Anderson 
*Ralph W. Auerbach, Jr. 
*Bruce M. Bailey 

Mark E. Baker 
*Leon H. Bassett 

Walter H. Bretthauer, Jr. 

Ashton B. Brown 

Marshall E. Brown 

Robert A. Buseh 

Bernard D. Callahan 

Robert N. Cochran 

Richard A. Coffey, Jr. 

Donald J. Corey 

Charles G. Darrell 

John A. Dillon, Jr. 
*H. Stuart Dodge 

Richard L. Erickson 

Rafael R. Gabarro 

Gary Geissler 
*John C. George 

Arthur H. Gerald, Jr. 
*Aime J. Grenier 

Halsey E. Griswold 
* William H. Haslett, Jr. 

Richard E. Howard 
*Harvey L. Howell 

Carl E. Johnson 

Edmund G. Johnson 

Thomas M. June 

Edward A. Kacmarcik 
John R. Keefe, Jr. 

Walter J. Kolodne 

Roderic C. Lancey 
•Leo E. Lemere, Jr. 
*Edward L. Lewis 

Albert H. Lorentzen 

Robert M. Luce 
*Carl J. Luz, Jr. 

Frank A. MacPherson 

Thomas A. McComiskey 
*WilUam J. McNeil 
*Philip Michelman 

Stanley L. Miller 

Edward C. Moroney, Jr. 
*Charles F. Mulrenan 
*Duncan W. Munro 

Constantino Mustakis 

Edwin H. Nahikian 
•Roy H. Olson 

Irving F. Orrell, Jr. 
•Owen Ott 

John L. Reid 
•James E. Rich 
•Robert W. Ripley 
•Robert W. Rodier 

Donald E. Sands 

Donald A. Sasek 
•Kurt A. Schneider 

Lawrence F. Scrnto 

Vartkes Sohigian 

A. William Spencer 

Donald F. Stockwell 
•Roger W. Swanson 

Dick van den Berge 
•Donald K. White 
•Robert C. Wolff 


60 Contributors 

Donald H. Adams 

Everett E. Bagley 

Richard G. Bennett 
•Daniel T. Bernatowicz 

Albert N. Brauer 

Frank L. Briggs 

Richard E. Cavanaugh 
•Charles F. Crathern, III 

Richard K. Davenport 

John W. Diachenko 

Monroe M. Dickinson, Jr. 
•Michael J. Essex, Jr. 
•David R. Fairbanks 

John E. Feldsine, Jr. 

Edward M. Felkel 
•Ray N. Fenno 

Richard T. Gates 

Richard C. Gillette 
•Stuart R. Hathaway 

Edward A. Hjerpe, Jr. 

Walter F. Jaros, Jr. 
•George Jeas 
•Joseph Jiunnies 
•Robert D. Johnson 

Chester S. Kolaczyk 

Donald M. Krauss 

David A. Kujala 

Kenneth T. Lang 
•Elliott W. Lewis 

Sueloong P. Li 

Lester W. Lloyd, Jr. 

Joseph D. Lojewski 

Leo O. Lutz 

John M. Maljanian 

William T. Mehalick 
•Everett B. Palmer 

George W. Randig 

H. Burton Rendall. 

Warren W. Root 
•Walter H. Rothman 

Allan J. Rowe 

George M. Seidel 

Henry Shapiro 

Bruce N. Smith 
*F. Patterson Smith 

Roland R. St. Louis 

Donald H. Stewart 

Robert E. Sullivan 

Allan R. Thayer 

Ronald E. Thompson 
•Charles W. Thrower 

Charles P. Toscano 

John M. Tracy 
•Alden F. Tucker 
•Robert F. Turek 

Edgar L. Van Cott, Jr. 

Roland E. Walker 
•George F. Whittle 
•Richard B. Will 
•Gordon C. Willard 


50 Contributors 29% 

Stephen J. Abrams 
•David E. Beach 
•Robert E. Behringer 
•John R. Black 

Henry J. Camosse 

Donald R. Campbell 

Richard R. Carlson 
•Richard A. Davis 
•Charles O. Dechand 
•Ralph J. DiGiovanni 
•David M. Elovitz 

Charles D. Flanagan 

John E. Flynn 
•Kendall F. Forsberg 

John H. Gearin, Jr. 

Richard J. Hall 

David B. Hallock 

Sidney R. Harvey 

David B. Hathaway 

Randall B. Hay don 
35% *Michael N. Hoechstetter 

Thomas C. Hollocher, Jr. 

David G. Holmes 

Joseph A. Holmes 
•David S. Jenney 

D. Alden Johnson 

Philip J. Kaminsky 

Walter B. Lueft 
•Francis W. Madigan, Jr. 

Orren B. McKnight, Jr. 

Herbert P. Narbeshuber 

Thomas P. O'Connor 

Raymond L. Peterson 

G. Raymond Polen 

Donald G. Post 

Thomas H. Rothwell 
•Eugene L. Rubin 
•Anthony J. Ruksnaitis 

Leo A. Salmen 

Kenneth W. Shiatte 
•Philip E. Simon, Jr. 

Paul W. Snyder, Jr. 

Hubert G. Stanton, Jr, 

Henry L. Sundberg, Jr. 

Donald W. Sundstrom 

Donald P. Taylor 
•David T. Van Covem 

William M. Walsh 

Robert C. Woodward 

Michael S. Zucker 


47 Contributors 33% 

•Paul R. Alasso 
•Owen F. Allen 

David A. Bisson 

W. Richard Byrnes 

Harry F. ChapeU 

Allan J. Costantin 
•Walter H. Dziura 

Joseph J. Fratino 

Francis J. Gamari 

David F. Gilbert 
•George A. Gingras 

Carl A. Hammar 

Roy E. Hayward, Jr. 

Joachim Herz 
•Leigh H. Hickcox 

George Idlis 

Jaak Jurison 

George H. Kay, Jr. 

Thomas C. Kee 

Jerome W. Kilburne 

Joseph S. King 
•Richard D. Kirk 

Gary A. Kunkel 

Richard W. Lindquist 

S. Paul London 
•Russell R. Lussier 
•Douglas B. MacLaren 

John F. Malloy, Jr. 
•Harry L. Mirick, Jr. 

Howard I. Nelson 

Werner M. Neupert 
•Arthur E. Nichols, Jr. 
•Fabian Pinkham 
•Richard D. Popp 

George D. Ramig 

Walter A. Reibling 

Donald E. Ross 

William A. Seubert 
•Edwin Shivell 
•Walter M. Stewart 

Wilfred F. Taylor 
•Otto A. Wahlrab 
•Howard P. Whittle 

In Memoriam, Robert N. Eldredge 


36 Contributors 27% 

•Gerald R. Backlund 

Edouard S. P. Bouvier 

Gedney B. Brown 
•Paul W. Brown, Jr. 

Edward M. Cahill 

John C. Calhoun 

Dean M. Carlson 

David S. Dayton 

Lawrence F. Dennis 

Alan W. Ede 

John E. Edfors 
•Louis A. Gaumond 

Hartley T. Grandin, Jr. 

Daniel A. Grant, Jr. 

Lawrence H. Henschel 
•Robert W. Holden 

Peter H. Horstmann 

Norman M. Lawrence 

Philip Lincoln 

Richard A. Loomis 

Richard J. Lucey 
•Charles F. McDonough 

Donald M. McNamara 

Ralph K. Mongeon, Jr. 

Peter S. Morgan 
•Edwin F. Nesman 

Robert E. Olson 

Walter B. Power, III 

Richard A. Rader 

Reynald J. Sansoucy 

Harold S. Sauer 
•Robert J. Schultz 
•Edward P. Simonian 

Allan R. Twitchell 
•Charles F. Walters 

Gordon E. Walters 


39 Contributors 26% 

Christian S. Baehrecke 

Richard N. Bazinet 

Paul A. Cnossen 
•Edwin B. Coghlin, Jr. 
•Christopher R. Collins 

Henry J. Dumas, Jr. 

James L. Forand 

James W. Green 

Raymond R. Hagglund 

Arnold M. Hall 

Charles R. Healy 
Robert R. Heath 

*Allan R. Hunderup 

*John L. Hyde, II 
William A. Johnson 
William F. Jordan, Jr. 
Arthur G. Kennard 
Hans H. Koehl 
Vilho A. Lucander 
Raymond J. Lussier 
Richard J. McBride 
John M. McHugh 
Robert E. Mulno 
John M. Nash 

♦Henry W. Nowick 
Eric Ostergaard 
Albert Palmero 
Joseph F. Paparella 
David A. Pratt 
James K. Prifti 
David C. Provost, Jr. 
Lanney E. Remillard 
Richard E. Rodin 
Paul D. Sehoonmaker 
Roy A. Seaberg, Jr. 
Irwin J. Smith, III 
Peter J. Stephens 
John A. Taylor 

*Harry W. Tenney, Jr. 

59 Contributors 


Crosby L. Adams 
Neil W. Armstrong 
John H. Atchison, Jr. 
Richard A. Barlow 
♦Alfred E. Barry 
Robert H. Beckett 
Anthony C. Berg 
Donald F. Berth 
Rene R. Bertrand 
Charles H. Bidwell, Jr. 
Louis A. Blanchard 
John W. Braley, Jr. 
James H. Brigham 
John L. Buzzi 
Allan E. Carlson 
James A. Cheney 
Fred H. Clark, Jr. 
Irving R. Darwin 
Edward W. Eidt, Jr. 

Richard J. Ferguson 

Gerald Finkle 

Kurt H. France 

Seymour L. Friedman 

Ronald S. Fuller 

Frank Furman 

Robert F. Galligan 

Edward L. Gallini 

Joseph D. Grzyb, Jr. 

Alan R. Gustafson 

William P. Hennessey 

John F. Howe, Jr. 

Richard P. Johnson 

Leonard L. Krasnow 

Thomas C. Lekas 

Roger E. Leroux 

George H. Long, Jr. 

George W. Matarrese 

Anthony A. Matulaitis, Jr. 

John D. Minott 

Edward J. Moineau 

Richard F. Moore 

Leon A. Morgan 

David N. Olson 

Alex C. Papaioannou 

Collins M. Pomeroy 

Keith O. Preston 

Robert R. Purple 
William W. Rawstron 

Oscar O. St. Thomas 
David E. Stuart 
AMD E. Tanner 
Leo R. Toomajian. Jr. 

*Spiro L. Vrusho 
* Joseph J. Weber 

D. Carl Webster 
*Robert P. Weis 
*Charles A. Whitney 

Ronald Wilson 

Robert A. Yates 

66 Contributors 30% 

Donald D. Abraham 
John J. Aquino, Jr. 
J. William Belanger, Jr. 
Harvey A. Berger 
Oliver E. Bessette 
Robert J. Boyea 
Christopher Brayton 
William S. Brower, Jr. 
Donald J. Butterworth 
Frederic F. Cossick 
David S. Crimmins 
Paul Dalton 
Paul M. Dalton 
T. Roger Danielson 
John E. Darling 
*Francis DeFalco 

James S. Demetry 
*David B. Denniston 
Harold O. Denzer, Jr. 
Larry, Dworkin 
John A. Fado 
Edward C. Fraser 
Philip M. French, Jr. 
Michael M. Galbraith 
C. Stewart Gentsch 
William F. Gess, Jr. 
Stanley W. Graveline 
Michael S. Gutman 
*Richard A. Hammond 

David A. Helman 
*William H. Hopf 
Roger A. Jolicoeur 
Perry E. Joslin 
* Ronald D. Kangas 
*Marian C. Knight 
Robert Laplume 
Bertrand J. Lemieux 
Fred M. Levin 
*Robert B. McLeod 
Robert A. Moore 
Philip L. Morse 
William J. O'Neil 
*Peter J. Ottowitz 

Howard O. Painter, Jr. 
♦Sherman K. Poultney 
Howard B. Pritz 
Marwood E. Rand 
Joaquim S. S. Ribeiro 
Bernard V. Ricciardi 
Harvey M. Robbin 
Harvey G. Roberts 
Joseph R. Russo 
Nicholas A. Seelye 
Ralph E. Sellars. Jr. 
Robert C. Simmonds, Jr. 
Howard K. Steves 
Bruce B. Storms 
Andrew A. Szypula 
Norman J. Taupeka 
Robert W. Thornton 
Robert D. Varey 
James J. Vedovelli 
Tennyson T. Wang 
Robert W. WeinberR 
Robert F. Wolff. Jr. 
Peter J. Zanini. Jr. 

60 Contributors 249 

Mohammad Amin 
Robert A. Berg 
•Peter K. Bertsch 

Robert E. Bober 
Paul A. Bonczyk 
Richard C. Bourne 
Joseph D. Bronzino 
Joseph P. Burger 
Neil T. Buske 
V. James Cinquina, Jr. 
Charles N. Coniaris, Jr. 
Lee H. Courtemanche 
William F. Curran 
Joseph D. Daddario, Jr. 
*A. David Dickert 
Thomas J. Downs 
Leonard L. Dutram 
Seymour Ellin 
*David A. Evensen 
F. William Farnsworth 
George M. Fotiades 
♦Walter M. Gasek 

Richard N. Gustafson 
♦Bradford J. Harper 
♦William C. Hees 
Norman A. Hiatt 
Thomas F. Humphrey 
Robert Kieltyka 

Donald E. Kirk 
♦Roger W. Kuenzel 

Frederick H. Lutze, Jr. 

Robert H. Lynn 

Norman Mahler 

Robert B. Massad 

John A. McManus 

Roger E. Miller 
♦Arthur Olsen, Jr. 

Richard S. Orehotsky 

Alexander L. Pratt 
♦Robert L. Price 
♦Philip H. Puddington 

Frederick W. Reinhart 

Donald J. Richards 

Clesson A. Robbins 

Richard J. Ronskavitz 

James J. Sampson 
♦Edward A. Saulnier 

David A. Sawin 

Robert V. Sharkey 

Robert D. Smith 

Stanley W. Sokoloff 

Malcolm G. Stearns 

Ronald F. Swenson 

Alexander Swetz, Jr. 
♦Edwin D. Tenney 

Raymond J. Tivnan 

Joseph B. Vivona 

Winthrop M. Wassenar 

William C. Whitehead 
♦John E. Wolfe 


62 Contributors 28% 

Mark H. Abramowitz 

William M. Aitken 

Joshua C. Alpern 

Ernest W. Arnold, Jr. 

Febo Bartoli 
♦Paul W. Bayliss 

Ronald J. Brochu 

George H. Cadwell, Jr. 
♦Ronald A. Carlson 

Robert A. Chechile 

Lawrence J. Cohen 

Dwight M. Cornell 

Harry F. DiZoglio 

Edward P. Donoghuc 

Carleton D. Driscoll 

Cornelius J. Enright. Jr. 

Douglas O. Farrand 

Russell A. Fransrn 

Manuel Ganz 

David R. Geoffrov 

"Jerry B. Gibbs 

Robert W. Goodfader 
Richard P. Harding 
Eric A. Hauptmann 

William F. Hester 
J. Lawrie Hibbard 
Richard P. Ibsen 
David A. Johnson 
♦Francis J. Kaszynski, Jr. 
William A. Kerr 
Ivan H. Kirsch 
Sang K. Lee 
Donald L. Lince 
♦Richard A. Loring 
Alfred P. Materas, Jr. 
Kenneth L. Matson 
Robert J. Mercer 
♦Richard S. Meyer 
James P. Modrak 
Benjamin B. Morgan 
Warren T. Munroe 
William R. Nimee 
Philip R. Pastore, Jr. 
Ronald F. Pokraka 
Robert E. Purpura 
Norton S. Remmer 
♦George J. Schoen 
♦Bruce E. Schoppe 
♦Bernard J. Seastrom 
Franklin Siegel 
Fred S. Snively 
William M. Spry 
♦Robert A. St. Jean 

Paul B. Stewart 
♦H. David Sutton 
Bernard L. Tetreault 
Jon E. Thorson 
John S. Vale 
Elbert K. Weaver 
♦David J. Welch 
George G. Wilson 
Peter S. Zilko 

69 Contributors 249 

Henry P. Allessio 
Edward A. Altieri 
John Brunter 
Hans H. Buehler 
Nicholas A. Caputo 
Harold A. Christopher 
Richard T. Davis 
Robert B. Davis 
Ronald W. Dufries 
James M. Dunn 
♦Kenneth R. Engvall 

Richard H. Federico 
♦George F. Foxhall 

John J. Gabarro 

Brian L. Gartner 

Norman I. Ginsburg 

Douglass D. Gladstone 
♦Robert R. Hale 

Bradley E. Hosmer 

Richard B. Hosmer 

Asjcd A. Jalil 

Joseph J. Janik 

G. Leonard Johnson 
♦Stuart C. Kazin 

Arthur W. Kroll 

Gerald E. Kuklcwic 

Roger R. Lesieur 

Richard A. Levcndusky 

John B. Lewis 

William A. F. Macrtens 

Paul A. L. Mannheim 

Joseph A. Marubr-.o 

Charles w. Mel] i 

Richard H. Milton 

Frederick ' . O'Brien 

Daniel F. O 'Grad v. Jr. 

Yeaugay oktay 

Richard L. O'Shea 
•Gordon M. Porker 

Walter EC IMI.iri/. Jr. 
•Thomas E. Postma 
Lloyd W. Pote 
David W. Prosser 

Donald C. Root 
Alan C. Roseen 
Sheldon W. Rothstein 
Pierce E. Rowe 
Merrill Rutman 
Donald L. Sangster 
Robert W. Schomber 
Donald J. Schulz 

*Robert E. Seamon 

♦Allan P. Sherman 
Ralph F. Smith, in 
Peter J. Sugda 

*Richard E. Taylor 
Wayne L. Taylor 
James M. Tolos 
Kenneth J. Virkus 
Richard H. Vogel 
Robert A. Weiss 
W. Dana Wilcock 
Charles E. Wilkes 

♦Stanley L. Wilson 
Bruce W. Woodford 
Joseph N. Wrubel 
Richard Y. Yee 
George M. Yule 
Rimas A. Zinas 

52 Contributors 
Sheldon S. Abelson 
Walter B. Ambler 
Ronald F. Baruzzi 
Daniel J. Brosnihan, III 
William A Brutsch 
Carmine A. Carosella 
Robert R. CassaneUi 

*Robert A. Cawood 

*Robert W. Chapin 
Barry M. Cherkas 
Hubert M. Cole, Jr. 
Nicholas Cotsidas 
Keyren H. Cotter, Jr. 
Michael A. Davis 

*Richard J. DiBuono 
Bruce W. Dudley 
Victor P. Dufault 
Robert A. Eddy 
Andrew M. Edelman 
Paul E. Engstrom 
Jacob N. Erlich 
Alfred Ferron 
James L. Forand, Jr. 

*George H. Forsberg 
Joel N. Freedman 
Paul F. Gelinas 
Jerald N. Hamemick 
Thomas G. Holland 
Neil J. Jorgensen 
Joseph D. LeBlanc 
Frank J. Maher 
Donald R. Marcy 
Roger G. Massey 
James H. Mayer 
William C. McDonald 
Howard L. McGill, Jr. 

♦Bernard J. Meister 

♦Ray S. Messenger 

♦Brian J. O'Connell 

♦Peter A. Parrino 
Thomas E. Quinn 
Harry T. Rapelje 
Harold C. Reynolds, Jr. 
John H. Reynolds 

♦Donald F. Sanger 

♦David K. Smith 

♦Thomas J. Tully 
Myron R. Waldman 
Stephen M. Wells 
Robert P. Wilder 
Richard P. Williamson 

♦Robert H. York 

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55 Contributors 23% 

Kenneth A. Backer 

Alfred H. Barrett 

Charles M. Beck, II 

Robert D. Behn 
♦Carleton W. Borden, Jr. 

Joseph V. Bucciaglia 
♦W. James Budzyna 

Thomas E. Chechile 

Richard T. Darin 
♦Joseph R. deBeaumont 

Stephen D. Donahue, Jr. 
♦David E. Dunklee, Jr. 

Lawrence N. Escott 
♦Roger D. Flood 
♦Earl T. Fratus 

John H. Geffken 

Lee J. Globerson 

Arthur E. Goddard, II 

Charles N. Goddard 

Bruce G. Goodale 

Robert H. Gowdy 

Dennis W. Heath 
♦Allen H. Hoffman 

Harry A. Hoyen, Jr. 

George B. Hunt 

Richard A. Iacobucci 

Robert D. Ingle 

James M. Kelly, Jr. 

Francis E. Kennedy, Jr. 

Chi-Ming Li 

Peter F. Lilienthal, II 

W. Allan Lilius 

Daniel J. Lizdas 

Richard C. Marcy, Jr, 
♦Howard I. McDevitt, Jr. 
♦Roger C. McGee 

Robert M. Mellor 
♦Joseph J. Mielinski, Jr. 
♦Robert E. Murphy 
♦David R. Nordin 

A. Stephen Otis 

Russell E. Person 

John P. Pisinski, Jr. 

Edward J. Polewarczyk 

Henry B. Schroeder 

John H. Sistare 

John P. Slovak, Jr. 

Dennis E. Snay 

Joseph P. Stakun 

Warren R. Standley 

David A. Tone 
♦Paul W. Ulcickas 

Allan R. Whittum 

William C. Zinno 

Theodore P. Zoli, Jr. 


60 Contributors 21% 

Robert P. Allison 

Douglas W. Anderson 

Peter Baker 

Thomas S. Baron 

Martin R. Barone 

Ralph F. Bedford 

Thaddeus Betts 
♦Stuart P. Bowen 

William A. Cote 

Edward L, Cure 

Peter L. Dornemann 
♦Raymond G. Dube 

Walter B. Fohlin 
♦James E. Gaffney 

Bradley T. Gale 

Robert L. Garrison 

Donald A. Ghiz 

Jon Giestvang 

Alan R. Gross 

William J. Healy, Jr. 

Richard H. Hedlund 

Larry G. Hull 

Barry J. Kadets 

Paul J. Keating 
♦Wayne H. Keene 

Eugene S. Killian 

Daniel S. King 

David H. Laananen 
♦M. Stephen Lajoie 

Bruce W. Larsen 

Jean B. Letendre 

Paul A. Lilienthal 

Alfred C. Malchiodi 

Frank A. Marafioti 

Thomas G. McGee 

Steven D. Mittleman 

Thomas J. Modzelewski 
♦Harold E. Monde, Jr. 

William J. Museler 

Thomas B. Newman, Jr. 

Eugene E. Niemi, Jr. 
♦Robert W. Palmer 
♦Robert E. Parker 

Robert A. Peura 

William R. Phillips 

Alfred R. Potvin 
♦Robert Rounds, Jr. 

Robert W. Rudd 

John H. Schmidt 

David T. Signori, Jr. 

Maurice R. Silvestris 

John A. Spencer 

George V. Spires, III 

Stanley Szymanski 

Gerald E. Tammi 

Anthony M. Trippi 

David J. Usher 

S. William Wandle, Jr. 
♦James C. Ward, Jr. 
♦Brian A. Wells 


63 Contributors 21% 

Philip I. Bachelder 

Nicholas J. Barone 

Peter K. Bice 

Robert H. Cahill 
♦Alexander B. Campbell, II 
♦Donald C. Carlson 
♦Richard J. Cavallaro 

Robert E. Cavallaro 

Jerry C. Chen 
♦Stephen L. Cloues 
♦David B. Cooley 

David A. Coombe 
♦James A. Day 

Michael S. Dembski 

Garrett H. DeVlieg 

Edward J. Falkowski 
♦John E. Flynn 
♦Harry S. Forrest 

Richard C. Fortier 

William D. Galebach 

Ronald G. Greene 

James L. Hammett, Jr. 

Peter A. Heibeck 

John P. Jacobson 

Donald P. Johnson 
♦John J. Josti 

Peter B. Kirschmann 

Clinton F. Kucera, Jr. 

George N. Lemmon, III 

Allan W. Low, Jr. 
♦David B. Luber 
♦Peter E. McCormick 

Harry A. Mildonian, Jr. 

James F. Mills 
♦Patrick T. Moran 

Thomas F. Moriarty 

Gerald F. Morris 
♦Philip C. Nyberg 

Paul N. Nystrom 

John W. Oldham, Jr. 

Michael F. Oliver 

Joseph J. Osvald 
♦Paul R. Pearson 
♦Thomas E. Pease 

James W. Pierce 

Wayne D. Pobzeznik 

Harvey J. Rosenfield 
♦Joseph A. Ruseckas 
♦David M. Schwaber 

Chester J. Sergey, Jr. 

Ojars M. Silarajs 
♦Henry J. Skonieczny 

John P. Stone 

Donald C. Sundberg 

Eugene G. Sweeney, Jr. 
♦Kenneth W. Terry 
♦Jeffrey W. Thwing 
♦Russell B. Trask 

Eric P. Warman 
♦Bruce R. Webber 
♦John T. Wilson 

Ronald W. Wood 

William H. Wyman 


53 Contributors 18% 

♦Gary M. Anderson 

Philip S. Blackman 
♦Roland C. Bouchard 

John J. Braun 

Richard A. Calvert 

John H. Carosella 
♦David L. Clarke 

James A. Cocci 
♦Douglas H. Crowell 

Albert J. DiPietro 

John G. Dyckman 
♦Joachim W. Dziallas 
♦George M. Elko 
♦William F. Elliott 

Donald H. Foley 

Stephen J. Formica 

Christopher G. Foster 

Brendan J. Geelan 

Stephen J. Hebert 
♦Philip J. Hopkinson 
♦David L. Jorczak 

Peter J. Kudless 
♦Ernest J. Kunz, Jr. 
♦John H. Lauterbach 

Paul R. Lindberg 

Ching Soo Liu 
♦Peter H. Lukesh 

Paul R. Malnati 

Donald E. McCarthy 

Michael C. Napolitano 
♦Ronald F. Naventi 

Richard R. Neumayer 

Donald R. Nitsche 
♦Harry B. Ogasian 
♦Jonathan H. Pardee 
♦Lawrence A. Penoncello 

Donald W. Petersen, Jr. 

Charles W. Pike 

Robert E. Rapp 

James A. Ratches 

Anthony P. Sacovitch 

Robert J. Scalzi 

Robert E. Shaw 

Paul S. Shelton 

Earl C. Sparks, III 
♦Jesse R. Stalker, Jr. 
♦Peter G. Stebbins 

David H. Stone 

Leonard J. Weckel 

Malcolm C. White, Jr. 

Jeffrey W. Wickeri 

Robert D. Wilson 
♦Roger J. Zipfel 

55 Contributors 17% 

♦Stephen R. Alpert 
♦Arthur F. Amend 
Roger V. Bartholomew 
William R. Cooper 

Stephen B. Cotter 
♦Richard H. Court, Jr. 

Francis L. Dacri 

Richard E. DeGennaro 

John P. Dow 
*John B. Feldman 

Joseph L. Ferrantino 
*Peter N. Formica 

Raymond J. Fortin 
♦Steven J. Frymer 
♦Edward A. Gallo 

Lawrence R. Gooch 
♦Joseph F. Goulart 
*Frederick P. Helm 
♦William R. Hyatt 

Frank T. Jodaitis 
*Bradford A. Johnson 

Joel B.. Kameron 

Marshall A. Kaplan 

Thomas A. Keenan 

Thomas E. Kelley 
*John L. Kilguss 
♦Stephen J. Lak, Jr. 

Rene B. LaPierre 

Daniel B. Levinson 

Thomas Y. Liu 

Russell A. Lukes 

Robert E. Lundstrom 

James W. Manning 

Frank D. Manter 
♦Robert G. McAndrew, III 
*Eduardo A. Mendez 

Ronald A. Mucci 

Norman E. Nutter 

Mukundray N. Patel 

Stanley P. Pietrewicz 

Charles F. Proctor 
♦Joseph R. Pyzik 

John G. Rahaim 

George H. Rand, Jr. 

John E. Rogozenski, Jr. 

John S. Romano 

Edward G. Semple 

Sudhir A. Shah 
*Neil M. Shea 
*John E. Sonne 

Alan H. Suydam 

Peter H. Tallman 
* Robert P. Tolokan 

Elliot F. Whipple 
*Warren B. Zepp, Jr. 


62 Contributors If 

Arnold J. Antak 
♦Robert E. Balmat 
♦Robert G. Balmer 
♦David C. Baxter 

Donald P. Bergstrom 
♦Norman A. Bergstrom, Jr. 

John J. Bresnahan, Jr. 
♦John M. Bums 
♦Robert H. deFlesco, Jr. 
♦Robert R. Demers 
♦Michael A. DiPierro 

Eric K. Durling 
♦Pentti O. Elolampi 

Douglas G. Ferry 
♦Robert J. Gallo 

Thomas A. Gelormino 

Kenneth A. Gminski 
♦Cobb S. Goff 

Robert C. Gosling 

David L. Gradwell 

David J. Gumbley 
♦Edward M. Harper 
♦Robert D. Hickey 
♦Joseph F. Hilyard 
♦John H. Holmes 

Robert J. Horansky 

Ronald E. Jodoin 

♦George T. Kane 
♦Charles D. Konopka 
Ali S. Koseatac 

John J. Kraska, Jr. 
♦Michael R. Latina 
♦Andrew A. Lesick 

Walter C. Lynick 
♦Israel Mac 
♦John D. MacDougall, Jr. 

Francis W. Maher, Jr. 

Paul D. Matukaitis 

Peter F. McKittrick 
♦Robert Meader 

Joseph C. Nappi 

Robert A. Nichols 

James M. Palmer 

Cary A. Palulis 
♦Joseph L. Paquette 
♦Roger L. Phelps 

William D. Poulin 

James J. Powers 

Ronald D. Rehkamp 
♦David H. Rice 

Richard E. Roy 

Walter Sackmann 
♦Peter A. Saltz 

Timothy J. Schaffernoth 

Jeffrey H. Semmel 

James F. Sinnamon 

David A. Swercewski 

Franklyn H. Taylor 
♦Marshall B. Taylor 

Michael J. True 
♦James M. Wendell 
♦Frank S. Yazwinski, III 


41 Contributors 13% 

Lawrence R. Areskog 

Robert C. Balcer 
Craig F. Bradley 
Michael J. Cohen 
George Q. Davenport 
Larry P. Dexter 
Ralph J. Eschborn, II 
Jerome B. Flynn, Jr. 
Warren F. Follett 
Douglas J. George 
Peter T. Grosch 
Thomas C. Gurney 
James W. Haury 
Ronald L. Jones 
Arthur T. Katsaros 
Edwin D. Kuenzler 
Thomas F. McAuliffe 
Gordon J. Mears 
Wayne Y. Morse 
Stephen F. Nagy 
Eric H. Nickerson 
Paul V. Norkevicius 
John J. Pace 
John F. Poblocki 
Daniel C. Pond 
Robert B. Reidy 
Ralph W. RoUo 
Rene J. Roy 
Richard S. Sanford 
Richard P. Segur 
Barry N. Shiffrin 
John S. Simpson 
Robert A. Spicuzza 
Frederick G. Spreter 
Raymond B. Stanley 
David W. Swenson 
B. Lee Tuttle 
Paul S. Wolf 
Charles M. Zepp 
Steven L. Zieve 
David A. Zlotek 


Alumni Wives Club 

American Optical Corporation 


The Carrier Foundation, Inc. 

Class of 1970 

Foster Wheeler Corporation 

Franklin Square Agency, Inc. 

George W. Knauff, Inc. 

The Otto Konigslow Manufacturing Company 

The Macamor Foundation 

MacPherson Control Products, Inc. 

National Standard Company — Worcester Wire Division 

Rex Chainbelt Foundation, Inc. 

The Singer Company 

Harry C. Thompson 

Vee-Arc Corporation 

Dr. Merrill L. Welcker 

Worcester County Alumni Association Chapter 


For the second time in as many 
years the New York and Northern 
New Jersey Alumni Chapters staged a 
joint effort and held a meeting at the 
United Nations building in New York 
City. The guest speaker this year was 
Israeli Ambassador Moshe Lashem 
who spoke about the Middle East 
situation. About 165 people attended 
the meeting. 

A unique part of this meeting was 
the attendance of eight WPI under- 
graduates. Included were three juniors, 
one sophomore and four freshmen, 
including two coeds. Overnight accom- 
modations for these people were 
graciously provided by Helge S. John- 
son, '24, and Thomas B. Graham, '38 
at their homes in Scarsdale, N.Y. 

Arrangements for the meeting 
were once again capably handled by 
Stephen J. Spencer, '49 with the assist- 
ance of New York Chapter President, 
Spike Vrusho, '57, Northern New 

Jersey Chapter President, Sang Ki Lee, 
'60 and Victor E. Kohman, '43. Prior 
to the 1969 meeting only one outside 
group, the Harvard Business School 
Alumni, had been able to arrange a 
meeting at the U.N. 

Upon arriving at the United Na- 
tions, guests were able to tour the 
complex prior to the social hour and 
buffet dinner. Following the dinner, 
Ambassador Leshem addressed the 
gathering. He began lightly by talking 
about some of the ineffectiveness of 
the U.N. and the ability of the U.N. to 
handle a hot potato long enough for it 
to become a cold one. 

In a more serious vein, the Am- 
bassador noted some of the back- 
ground of the Jews as a race, and as a 
nation. Throughout his speech he 
characterized the Israelis as a strong 
group, capable of carrying on their 
own affairs, while acknowledging that 
their losses, percentage-wise, would be. 

and are, high. He was careful to point 
out that they would not ask for U.S. 
military involvement. It was his view- 
point that the conflict must be solved 
directly by the parties involved 
through peaceful negotiations. War- 
fare, he said, leads to military arrange- 
ments which obviously don't last. In 
another important point, he expressed 
his fears that increasing Soviet involve- 
ment will only bring about a political 
confrontation between the Soviet 
Union and the United States, a devel- 
opment which he said he hoped would 
be avoided. 

The Ambassador proved to be an 
excellent speaker. He was brief and to 
the point, showing on several occa- 
sions an excellent sense of humor. It 
was another well-planned effort by the 
New York and Northern New Jersey 
Chapters and a successful venture once 

Ambassador Leshem speaks 

to the large crowd. 

Seated at the head table 

are, left to right: 

Mrs. Vrusho, Spike Vrusho, '57, 

and Steve Spencer, '49. 




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CLASS OF 1910 

Not daunted by an all-day rain, our 
10+60 reunion got off to a good start with a 
social gathering Friday at 3 p.m. in Morgan 
Hall, followed at 7 p.m. by a cocktail hour 
and dinner of steaks and lobsters, plus the 
usual fillers, and seasoned by tales of sixty 

years of varied experiences, some of them 
thrillers. The striking centerpiece on the 
table was a replica of our sundial, made by 
Millard Clement. Millard also presented his 
stirring poem: "Your Dial Speaks Again". 
At the table were Carl Atherton, Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles Barney, Mr. and Mrs. William 


Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Clement, Allan 
Forbes, Alvan Grout, Mr. and Mrs. Edward 
Hanff and Oliver Jacobs. 

A tour of the campus was most 
rewarding. Its well-placed, well-designed 
buildings, beautifully landscaped with 
evergreens, gorgeous Rhododendrons and 
Azalea shrubs in full bloom; and the huge 
oak trees which have stood the sixty years 
better than most of us. Carl so aptly 
expressed our feelings when he said, "It 
looks like WPI is in a state of affluence." 

With the table cleared, we went into 
executive session and elected officers to 
serve until the next get-together. Ed Hanff 
thought that the ten years which he has 
served was enough. We thought that the 
salary (S0.00 minus postage used) was 
bothering him. But even when we offered to 
double the salary and make it retroactive, he 
wouldn't budge, so the following were 
elected: President, Fred Hewes; Vice 
Presidents, Millard Clement and William 
Bell; Secretary, Charles Barney. After more 
visiting we separated, most of us to spend 
the night at Daniels Hall, where we found 
first-class accommodations: new linen on 
comfortable beds, fine ventilation, and 
everything clean and neat. 

We awoke Saturday morning to another 
day of rain. Breakfast in Morgan Hall at 
8:30 and registration at 9, where we 
received our badges and complimentary 
luncheon tickets. Here we were met by 
George and Mrs. Martin who were with us 
for the remainder of the day for class 
pictures, Alumni Reunion Luncheon, etc. 

CLASS OF 1911 

The Class of 1911 met on Friday, June 
5 at Sterling Inn for their annual reunion. 

Four members and three wives attended. 
Mr. & Mrs. Dave Carpenter, Mr. & Mrs. 
Hugh Reed, Mr. & Mrs. Clarence (Bill) Taft 
and Howard Chace who came alone since 
Mrs. Chace was in the hospital recovering 
from a heart attack. 

A short business meeting was held with 
secretary and treasurer reports. Our bank 
balance was thought to be more than 
needed for current expenses so it was voted 
to withdraw $150.00 and present it to the 
Alumni Office to be added to the Student 
Aid Fund established at our 50th reunion in 

An excellent dinner was enjoyed by all 
as usual, thanks to Mrs. Rose Mahoney who 
had a table set for us in a small private 

Letters and greetings were read from 
several class members unable to attend. 

Next year will be our 60th and we hope 
to have a good attendance, so any of you 
who can, please plan to join us. 

Howard P. Chace, President 



CLASS OF 1912 

At the Friday evening dinner at the 
Marlboro Country Club were: Joseph and 
Helen Granger, Eugene and Gertrude 
Powers, Henry and Madeline Rickett, Leon 
Treadwell, Edward Tucker, and Harrison 
Brown. These nine are the same as those of 
last year with the exception of Margaret 
Treadwell who was confined at home as a 
result of an accident. 

The dinner was brightened by a tele- 
phone call from Eric Benedict, in Washing- 
ton for the graduation of a grandson. He 
had written why he could not attend, but 
promised to be at our 60th in 1972 if he has 
to walk up from Cape Cod. He repeats his 
expression that he is "disgustingly healthy". 

The business session was held at the 
home of our President, Joe Granger, but the 
business was little more than making sure 
that the Secretary-Treasurer was on the job. 

With the deaths of Ralph Norton, Harry 
Button and Vaughn Griffin, our member- 
ship is now 34. The average age is 80.9 
ranging from 79.3 to 85.7. 

The book, "Theory of Sets" by N. 
Bourbaki, which we donated to the Gordon 
Library last year, was on display. A glance 
through its pages aroused our sympathy for 
students who now have to study modern 

S2000 was awarded last year from the 
income of the Herbert Foster Taylor 
Student Aid Fund. A little more than that 
amount still remains available. 

Fewer than usual were the letters re- 
ceived from members. Besides Benedict, 
those who explained their absence were 

Roger Towne, Jim Shea, and Harland 
Stuart. Harland's reason was the lack of T 
and E (time and energy) after a five day 
Baptist convention, working with 4H, and 
other forthcoming events. August Reinhard 
sent a card from Florida in February. Carl 
Norton writes he is still playing golf. Mrs. 
Cunningham in Florida repeated how much 
Jim thought of the 1912 class. 

In April, a birthday card to James 
Hogan came back unopened marked "de- 
ceased", but a letter to the town clerk was 
returned with a note, "Mr. James Hogan is 

still very much alive". So we are still 
counting him in. 

But the most prolific writer is Nibs 
(Ernest) Taylor of Conneaut, Ohio. Refer- 
ring to the electric hoe which I mentioned 
in the Spring Journal, he explained that, 
after hearing of such a device, he travelled 
up and down the Nickel Plate Railroad 
hunting for one, only to find it in Conneaut. 
He will prepare a diagram of it at some 
future date to assure me it does exist. He 
claims superior knowledge as he is three 
days older than I, so I accept his fatherly 

Harrison G. Brown, Secretary 

CLASS OF 1913 

An informal gathering of 1913 men and 
wives was held at The Winchendon School, 
Winchendon, Mass., June 4th and 5th 1970, 
making it our 57th reunion. 

Events started with a social hour and 
dinner Thursday evening and although 
Friday turned out to be rainy, everyone 
kept busy with either trips into the country, 
golf or shuffleboard. Another social hour 
and dinner were enjoyed Friday evening, 
followed by interesting discussions of past 
events and future plans, such as getting 
together at the same place next year. 

Present were: George Chick, George 
Graham, Leon Rice, Arthur Burleigh, 
Farquhar Smith, and their wives, Ed Dahill 
and Harry Lindsay. Allen Gridley joined 
some of us at Worcester on Saturday morn- 

Letters or messages were received from 
several members of the class, including 
Norris Pease, Fred Carpenter, Al Lorion, 




Bill Stultz, Jim Armour, Clarence Brock, 
Don Russell and Harvey Friars. 

Arthur C. Burleigh, Secretary 

CLASS OF 1915 

There were five members of 1915 and 
two wives that gathered at the Sheraton- 
Yankee Drummer Motor Inn in Auburn. 
They were: Charles Hurd and Mrs. Hurd, 
■Harrison Hosmer and Mrs. Hosmer, Carroll 
Lawton, Ulric Lebourveau and Frank 
: Forsberg. We had a wonderful visit together 
over a good dinner, in quiet surroundings, 
and it went on from 7 p.m. to II p.m. Friday 

On Saturday, we were joined at the 
Alumni luncheon by Fred Church and Mrs. 
Church, Everett Hutchins and Earle 

Frank Forsberg, President 

CLASS OF 1920 

Thirty-seven members, twenty-nine 
wives and two guests were present for our 
50th anniversary dinner at Franklin Manor 
on Friday night. Rain spoiled our plans for 
an afternoon outside in the garden, but a 
long session in the cocktail lounge afforded 

ian excellent opportunity to get reac- 
quainted with old friends; it was so crowded 
that you couldn't turn around without 
bumping into another classmate. 

The following members and wives at- 
tended our Reunion: Arvid Anderson, Mai 
and Dorothy Arthur, Chet Aldrich, Fritz 
and Florence Bauder, Larry and Eleanor 
Bean, Harold and Elizabeth Berg, Ray and 
Stella Bishop, George and Charlotte Blais- 
dell. Herb and Jessie Brooks, Eliot Burbank, 
Fred Butler, Norman and Mary Firth, 
Charlie and Dorothy Gammal, Milt and 
Florence Garland, Paul Harriman, Dick and 
Pauline Heald, Ray Heath, Jack and Anne 
Holmes, Harold and Agnes Hunt, Helmer 
and Ethyl Johnson, Burt Marsh, Ray and 
Edith Meader, Harry and Jeannette Merritt, 
Jerry and Anna O'Neil, Bob and Sophie 
Peterson, Mai and Martha Quimby, Al 
Rienstra, Saul and Eva Robinson, Hobart 
and Erma Sanborn, Baalis Sanford, Homer 
Stevens, Harry and Lida Tenney, Ernie and 
Signe Thompson, Henry and Marion Town- 
send, George and Elizabeth White, Albert 
and Florence Woodward, Guy and Marjorie 

Letters of regret that they could not be 

■ here were received from Jack Burns who 
went to West Point after one year at WPI 
and is now a retired General living in 
Tacoma, Washington; from Lawrence Divoll 
who went to Annapolis and is now a retired 
Captain living in Los Altos, California; from 
Harold Boutelle who is moving into a new 

home in Amherst, Mass; from Albert Shaw 
who worked for Worthington Corp. for 42 
years — he says he and Marge are in 
excellent health but had a long-standing 
commitment to attend the graduation of 
their twin grandchildren in North Carolina 
— they live at 187-87th Avenue, North, St. 
Petersburg, Florida 33702 and would be 
pleased to hear from any classmates living in 
Florida; from Les and Gladys Wightman, 
whose retirement started June 2, a long 
telegram from their new home, 5320 
Mustang Way, Carmichael, California, with 
heated swimming pool, where they would 
be pleased to see any friends who might be 
out that way. 

If there were a prize for traveling the 
longest distance, it would have to go to Mai 
and Dorothy Arthur who came from Cali- 
fornia by way of Europe, arriving back in 
Worcester June 3rd. 

After a well-prepared and expertly 
served dinner, Mai Arthur, our Class Presi- 
dent, took over, conducted a brief business 
meeting and explained the program for the 
Alumni Meeting on Saturday. After being 
away so many years, he led the singing of 
the Alma Mater, first instructing those of us 
who have been around this area all these 
years, just how it should be sung. Mai had 
done his homework. 

We have several expert photographers 
who take marvelous pictures of their travels 
and who showed them after dinner. Guy 
Woodward provided the projection equip- 
ment and showed pictures of large, immacu- 
lately maintained estates in Virginia, the 
Botanical Gardens in Norfolk and fields and 
streams alive with dogwood; also beautiful 
wild-life scenes in Maine, New Hampshire, 

Vermont and Massachusetts. He also showed 
pictures of damaged and worn antique 
furniture which they pick up. Guy does the 
physical restoring necessary and Marg does 
the finishing to make stunningly beautiful 
and usable show-pieces. 

Paul Harriman had just returned from a 
tour of the World's Fair in Tokyo and 
showed slides of the major exhibits, with 
particular emphasis on the large, transparent 
spheres suspended from an overhead track 
running around the entire exhibition 
grounds, each sphere seating several passen- 
gers and rotating slowly as it moves along 
the overhead track, thus affording the 
passengers an unobstructed view of all areas 
of the Fair. 

Hobart Sanborn showed beautiful pic- 
tures of their automobile trip thru the 
Canadian Rockies in the summer with the 
temperature comfortable and the sun 
shining, but ice and snow everywhere from 
the mountain peaks right down to the road. 
A magnificent summer trip for them — they 
spend the winters in Florida now — but not 
for me, I still shovel snow and chop ice all 

Jack Holmes had put together a series of 
slides from each of our reunions since 
graduation. Some classmates shown are no 
longer with us and we miss them very much. 
Those of us still around are not as agile as 
the pictures showed. That beautiful golf 
swing follow-thru of twenty-five years ago 
has been lost somewhere along the way. 
These pictures made us all feel so old that 
we adjourned. 

The moderate rain on Friday turned 
into a downpour on Saturday, necessitating 
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Day activities. We joined the Fifty-Year 
Associates at their meeting in Daniels Hall at 
10:30. All other activities were confined to 
Morgan Hall which was so crowded that any 
organized activity was impossible. Our 
colorful vests which were intended for hot, 
outdoor weather did not show up so well in 
a crowded room, but they should look 
better in the Class Picture. 

At the Alumni Luncheon we had an 
opportunity to hear a discussion of the 
reorganization of Alumni activities which 
has been recommended by an Alumni Com- 
mittee after intensive study and will be 
reported in detail elsewhere. 

We had an opportunity to hear President 
George Hazzard and to receive individual 
Fifty-Year Certificates from him. 

Mai Arthur presented the 1920 Class 
Gift of over ten thousand dollars to Presi- 
dent Hazzard. Since this was entirely volun- 
tary with no personal solicitation, we are 
very proud of the generous response. 

We also took the Attendance Cup with 
51% of our members present and Mai 
Arthur accepted it on behalf of the Class 
with very appropriate words of apprecia- 

We then went our way in the rain with 
the hope that we may all meet again in 

Fred Butler, Secretary 


CLASS OF 1925 

The Class of 1925 had a very small 
turn-out this year for their 45th Reunion. 

The Reunion activities were arranged by 
Roy Payne and the first activity of the 
weekend was a dinner party at the Worces- 
ter Country Club. On Saturday, the mem- 
bers of the Class who were in attendance 
participated in the Reunion activities on the 

The Class is looking forward to its 50th 
Reunion in 1975. 

CLASS OF 1930 

One of the largest turnouts in years for 
the class of 1930 showed up for the 
get-together and dinner at the Worcester 
Country Club the afternoon and evening of 
June 5, 1970. Four played golf as the 
weather was not the best. 

One hundred seventeen cards were sent 
out and we had replies from seventy-five, 
which I do not consider a good return. 
Thirty-four members signed up for dinner, 
but due to sickness, etc. only thirty-one 
showed up. Twenty-six wives and four 
guests were present. 

After a delicious steak dinner, the new 
President of WPI, Dr. Hazzard. gave an 
interesting talk after which our feature 




speaker. Professor Wellman, retired from the 
M.E. Department, gave a most interesting 
talk on the good old days from 1908 till 
1926. Stories and even a song or two 
brought the memories of those years back 
to us. 

Dan O'Grady, our nominating chairman, 
submitted the slate for the next five years 
of: "Charlie" Fay for President, Gene 
Center for Vice President and Carl Back- 
strom for Secretary-Treasurer. They were 
quickly voted in before they could change 
their minds. 

Several people were unable to attend the 
reunion for one reason or another, and their 
letters or remarks made on the return cards 
were read to the group. 

Two of our class came back for the first 
time in forty years. They were Bob Hollick 
and wife and "Ed" Delano, both from 
California. Ed Delano did it the hard way, 
by bicycle, being thirty-one days en route. 
(See the story about him elsewhere in the 

After our dinner meeting, dancing was 
enjoyed by many along with the class of 

Saturday the rain still came down and 
the class picture was held inside. We all had 
plastic white hats with 1930 on them and 
made quite a group. 

After the annual Alumni luncheon, 
thirty-five members and wives went to 
Charlie Fay's home in Sterling where we 
enjoyed a real good get-together over