fkWirrrTMfMBlBBlWBmS18lff»PJiH If ^Wa\m\r Mm\W¦ WBk% . s\W1 M.I ¦ AW ITHE UNIVERSITYOFCHICAGO MAGAZINENOVEMBERElectrical Weapons by the Maker of Bell TelephonesNo. 2 of a series: for the NavyOne battleship needs as many telephonesas a city of 10,000"When TJ. S. warships go into action,telephone equipment transmits orders instantly, clearly.For the huge battleship "Wisconsin," Western Electric suppliedtwoseparate telephone systemsusingequipment designed by Bell Telephone Laboratories.1. Sound powered telephone system —with 2200 instruments connectingall battle stations. These battle#J= phones operate on current generated by the speaker's voice, so damage to the ship's electrical powersupply cannot interrupt communications.2. Battle announcing system — with20 transmitter stations and over300 loudspeakers which broadcastorders in a giant voice.All this for just one battleship!Aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroy-Western Etectric ers, submarines, merchant shipstoo must have telephone equipment.Today Western Electric — peacetime maker of telephones, switchboards and cable for the Bell System— is the nation's largest producer ofelectronic and communications equipment to aid our armed forces at sea,on land and in the air.To speed Victory, buy War Bond*regularly — and hold on to themlN PEACE. ..SOURCE OF SUPPLY FOR THE BELL SYSTEM,IN WAR. ..ARSENAL OF COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT.rTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGOMAGAZINEVolume 37 November, 1944 Number 2PUBLISHED BY THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONCHARLTON T. BECK, EditorHOWARD W. MORT BEATRICE J. WULF SYLVESTER PETROAssociate Editor Associate Editor Assistant EditorIN THIS ISSUE PAGEStarred Men of Science, Stephen S. Visher ------- 3Colleagues, Hold That Line! Frederick S. Breed ----- 7G.L Rights vs. The Rights of Man, Robert F. Winch - - - 9One Man's Opinion, William V. Morgenstern ------ 11News of the Quadrangles, Chet Opal -------- 13Chicago's Honor Roll ------------- 16With Our Alumni in Seattle ----------- 18News of the Classes ------ __-____21The Cover— Lt. Col. Melbourne W. Boynton, '26, M.D.'35, the first faculty member of the University to losehis life in Service. The story of his heroism is toldbriefly on this page.Published by the Alumni Association of the University of Chicago monthly, from Octoberto June. Office of Publication, 5733 University Avenue, Chicago 37,. Illinois. Annual subscription price $2.00. Single copies 25 cents. Entered as second class matter December 1, 1934. atthe Post Office at Chicago, Illinois, under the act of March 3, 1S79. The Graduate Group, Inc.,30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, is the official advertising agency of the Magazine.MELBOURNE W. BOYNTONLieutenant Colonel Melbourne W.Boynton, Medical Corps, UnitedStates Army. For heroism while participating in aerial flight on August 19,1944. As chief of the Medical SafetyDivision, Office of Flying Safety,Colonel Boynton volunteered in orderto record by scientific devices all thecharacteristics of free fall. He jumpedat an indicated altitude of 42,000feet with an outside temperature ofminus 58° Fahrenheit and was killedwhen his parachute failed to open.Colonel Boynton's voluntary assumption of personal risk beyond all therequirements of his assignment characterized his entire career as an ArmyAir Forces flight surgeon. His numerous tests and his active interest in thephysiological aspects of emergencyparachute jumps under extremelyhazardous conditions contributed materially to the development of safetyprocedures for air crews.THUS reads the Presidentialcitation accompanying theposthumous award of the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lt. Col.Melbourne W. Boynton, '26, M.D. '35.Col. Boynton is the University'sfirst faculty member to be killed inService in this war. The holder ofa reserve commission in the Army, hewas granted a leave of absence by theDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology to enter the Service on April1, 1941.Following his Ph.B. in 1926 heaccepted an appointment as instructor in English at the Universityof Rangoon in Burma. Returning tothe States in 1928, he intended towork for a Ph.D. in English literatureat the University of Chicago preliminary to acceptance of the invitationextended him by the University ofRangoon to return there as head ofthe English department.But a new interest had by then displaced English, and instead Col.Boynton began the study of medicine,which led to an M.D. degree fromRush in 1935. Following a rotatinginternship at St. Luke's Hospital, hestarted his training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Chicago Lying-inHospital on July 1, 1935. He progressed from internship through theresidency and on January 1, 1940,was appointed an instructor in theDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Concurrently, an enthusiasmfor aviation, spurred by an appointment as assistant to the editor ofAeronautics, had been kindling, andhe acquired the basic principles offlying.Soon after he entered the ArmyMedical Corps as a first lieutenant,the tremendous strides of aviation exerted their pull on him, and he askedfor and received a transfer to theArmy Air Forces, where he receivedhis majority after completing hisflight surgeon's training. He was appointed chief of the medical safetydivision of the Office of Flying Safety.From then on, his career was one of striking achievement. He carriedout experimental studies in sea survival, in which he, another officer,and three enlisted men spent nearlya week on a life raft in the Gulf ofMexico, going without food or waterfor ninety-six hours to complete pertinent physiological studies. He investigated the mechanics of parachutejumping and to better prepare himself for his investigations he completedthe parachute course at Fort Benning.These accomplishments led to hisaward of the Legion of Merit andpromotion to a lieutenant colonel.Had he achieved the objects of hislast experimental jump, which wasto record the physical and physiological characteristics of a free fall of35,000 feet, Col. Boynton would havebeen the first individual to make along delayed parachute opening fromthis high altitude.1COLLEGE ORIENTATION WEEK, Fall, 1944. (From left to right). Brow-knitting party. Almost 500of the 800 new students in Bartlett Gym taking placement tests to determine academic level. MissEllen Bundschu, of Independence, Missouri, pauses on the stoop of Foster Hall, women's dormitory forfirst and second year students. David Hall, Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, another new student whoentered before finishing high school. Reception. The men, with their wives to their right are PresidentHutchins and Deans Kimpton, Faust, and Maclean. One student started with the name "Smith" andwound up at the end of the line as "McSmithyton"; other names were similarly barbarized. But students were impressed; wore beatific looks.STARRED MEN OF SCIENCE• By STEPHEN S. VISHER, '09, Ph.D. '14TWELVE graduates of the college of the Universityof Chicago won stars in the seventh edition ofAmerican Men of Science (1944). These stars areawarded by secret vote of fellow specialists and indicatethat these persons rank near the front as research workers in their science. Starring is done in twelve sciences.The 12 recipients of a college degree represent sevensciences: physics, 3; botany, geology, and physiology, 2each; and 1 each in anthropology, astronomy, and zoology. The names and addresses of these distinguishedalumni are given in Table II, together with those whowon stars in the two previous editions of American Menof Science.Table I, showing the number of the recently starredscientists who received their undergraduate training ineach of the more productive colleges and universities,reveals that Chicago leads, followed by California andHarvard (both of which have many more undergraduatestudents). Tied for fourth place, with 7 each, are Nebraska, Stanford, Wisconsin, and Yale. Next in productivity with 6 each come California Institute of Technology and Cornell. Minnesota had 5, Illinois and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4.TABLE ICOLLEGE DEGREES TO SCIENTISTSSTARRED IN 1943a^5 Anthrop. Astron. C<0 oSl fee°o•soA, ft. "5.ft. ft. so"ao "3oCalifornia 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 10Calif. Tech. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6Chicago 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 1 12Cornell 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6Haverford 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3Harvard 0 1 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 10Hopkins 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3Illinois 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3Mass. Tech. 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4Michigan 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 5Nebraska 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 /Oberlin 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3Occidental 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3Pomona 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3Stanford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 7Washington U. 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3Wisconsin 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 7Yale' 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 7Elsewhere 6 2 7 14 25 12 17, 12 19 5 5 23 147Number starred 7 5 13 25 44 28 21 15 37 11 13 37 256Fourteen American institutions each graduated 2: C.C.N.Y.,Dartmouth, Denison, DePauw, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio,Pennsylvania, Princeton, Southwestern, Texas, Washington (Seattle), Washington State.Fifty-seven American institutions each graduated 1. STEPHEN S. VISHERChicago's total for the last starring is one greater thanfor the 1938 starring, while Harvard showed a distinctdecline as it has each of the last five starrings. The totalsfor the last three starrings combined are Harvard 44,Chicago 36, California 30, Cornell 21, Yale 18, Michigan17, Illinois 15, Princeton and Stanford 14, Columbia andMinnesota 13, Missouri and Wisconsin 11, M.I.T. andOhio 10, Nebraska 9, Amherst and Brown 8, Hopkins,Pennsylvania, Pomona, Washington (Seattle), and Washington (St. Louis) each 7. Those with 5 or 6 each areDartmouth, Indiana, and Qberlin.Twenty recipients of a Chicago doctorate won starsthis time: 4 in physics, 4 in zoology, 3 in physiology, 3 inbotany, 2 in geology, and 1 each in anthropology, anatomy, astronomy, and psychology. They are listed in TableIII, together with the doctoral alumni starred in 1933 or1938, in Table II.Table III shows where the 198 recently starred scientists with an American doctorate received their degrees.It reveals that Chicago was second to Harvard, and aheadof the other important graduate schools, except California.For those starred in 1933-1943 combined, Chicago had72, Harvard 98, California 52, Columbia 48, Yale 38,Cornell and Hopkins 35, Princeton 33, Wisconsin 28,(Continued on page 5)For the third time we are greatly indebted to StephenVisher for making a careful analysis of starred men ofscience, based on the latest edition of "American Men ofScience." Mr. Visher is professor of geography at IndianaUniversity and was awarded an alumni citation in 1943.34 T II E UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINETABLE IIU. OF C. ALUMNI RECENTLY STARRED ASLEADERS IN RESEARCHANATOMYStarred in 1943Crosby, Elizabeth . PhD '15. .U. of MichiganStarred in 1933Bartelmez, George W PhD '10. .U. of ChicagoANTHROPOLOGYStarred in 1943Krogman, W. M '26. .PhD '29. .U. of ChicagoStarred in 1938Herskovits, M. J PhD '20. .NorthwesternASTRONOMYStarred in 1943Morgan, W. W. '27. .PhD '31 . .U. of ChicagoStarred in 1938Alden, Harold L SM '13... YaleElvey, Christian T PhD '30. .U. of ChicagoStarred in 1933Stetson, Harlan T.. . . PhD '15. .Mass. Inst. Tech.Struve, Otto PhD '23. .U. of ChicagoBOTANYStarred in 1943Arthur, J. M '19. .PhD '26. .Boyce-Thompson Inst.Loehwing, W. F . . '20 . . PhD '25 . . IowaMartin, G. W PhD '22 . . IowaStarred in 1938Chrysler, Mintin A PhD '04. .RutgersEckerson, Sophia H PhD '11. .Boyce-Thompson Inst.Petry, Loren C PhD '13. .CornellSears, Paul B PhD '22. .OberlinWylie, Robert B PhD '04 . . IowaZimmerman, Percy W. . ' 1 6 . . PhD '25 . . Boyce-Thompson Inst.Starred in 1933Bucholz, John T PhD '17. .U. of IllinoisCooper, William S PhD '1 1 . .U. of MinnesotaDenny, Frank E PhD '16. .Boyce-Thompson Inst.Harvey, Rodney B PhD '18 . .U. of MinnesotaCHEMISTRYStarred in 1938Curme, George O PhD '13. .Carbide & CarbonChem. Corp.Kassel, Louis S '23. .PhD '27. .Universal Oil Prods.Kirkwood, John G '26 CornellOlson, Axel R .'15 U. of CaliforniaWilliams, Robert R '07. .SM '08. . Bell Tel. Labs.Williams, Roger J.. . . PhD '19. . U. of TexasStarred in 1933Clark, George L. PhD '18. .U. of IllinoisCohn, Edwin J. . . ' 14 . . PhD '17.. HarvardKharasch, Morris S '17. .PhD '19. .U. of ChicagoSchlesinger, Hermann. . . '03 . . PhD '05 . . U. of ChicagoGEOLOGYStarred in 1943Bridge, Josiah SM '17. . .U.S. Geol. Surv.Flint, Richard F '22. .PhD '25. .YaleKrumbein, W. C '26. .PhD '32. .U. of ChicagoStarred in 1938Behre, Charles H ' 18 . . PhD '25 . . ColumbiaBretz, J Harlen PhD '13. .U. of ChicagoShepard, Francis P PhD '22 . . IllinoisTrowbridge, Arthur C. . '07 . . PhD '11.. Iowa StateWrather, William E '08 U. S. Geol. Sur.Starred in 1933Capps, Stephen R '03. .PhD '07. .U. S. Geol. Sur.Chaney, Ralph W.. ... .'12. .PhD '19. .U. of CaliforniaKay, George F PhD '14. .Deceased Leighton, Morris M PhD '16. .111. St. Geol. Surv.Moore, Raymond C PhD '16. .U. of KansasWentworth, Chester K.. .'18 Board of Water SupplyHonolulu, HawaiiMATHEMATICSStarred in 1943MacLane, Saunders AM '31 . .HarvardStarred in 1938McShane, Edward J PhD '30. .U. of VirginiaStarred in 1933Albert, Abraham A '26. .PhD '28. .U. of ChicagoGraves, Lawrence M PhD '24. .U. of ChicagoIngraham, Mark H PhD '24. .U. of WisconsinMacDuffee, Cyrus C .PhD '21 . .U. of WisconsinPATHOLOGYStarred in 1938Cannon, Paul R PhD '26. .U. of ChicagoStarred in 1933Graham, Evarts A .MD '07. .Washington, St. LouisLong, Esmond R '11.. PhD ' 19 . . U. of PennsylvaniaPHYSICSStarred in 1943Alvarez, L. W.. . .'32. .PhD '36. .Mass. Inst. Tech.Blodgett, Katharine SM '18. .General Electric Co.Jenkins, F. A. '21 . .PhD '25. .U. of CaliforniaKelly, Mervin PhD '19. .Bell Tel. Labs.Ridenour, Louis N. . . .'32 U. of PennsylvaniaSawyer, Ralph A PhD '19. .U. of MichiganStarred in 1938Knudsen, Vern O .PhD '22. . U. of Calif. (L.A.)Starred in 1933Allison, S. K '21.. PhD '23.. U. of ChicagoBearden, Joyce A PhD '26. .Johns HopkinsDuffendack, Ora S '17. U. of MichiganWatson, William W.. . .'20. .PhD '24. .YalePHYSIOLOGYStarred in 1943Dragstedt, Carl A '16. .PhD '23. .NorthwesternMcLean, Franklin '07. .PhD '15. .U. of ChicagoTatum, A. L PhD '13 . .U. of WisconsinStarred in 1938Gerard, Ralph W '19. .PhD '21 . .U. of ChicagoKoch, Fred C PhD '12. .U. of ChicagoPSYCHOLOGYStarred in 1943Culler, Elmer PhD '22. .U. of RochesterStarred in 1938McGeoch, John A PhD '26. .DeceasedStarred in 1933May, Mark A '12 YaleRobinson, Edward S PhD '20 . .DeceasedZOOLOGYStarred in 1943Barth, L. G PhD '29. .ColumbiaBuchanan, J. Wm PhD '21 . .NorthwesternPark, Thomas '30. .PhD '32. .U. of ChicagoYoung, William C PhD '27 . . YaleStarred in 1938Bissonnette, Thomas H PhD '23. .Trinity Col., Conn.Starred in 1933 *Daniel, John F. '06 U. of CaliforniaDomm, Lincoln V PhD '26. .U. of ChicagoHoadley, Leigh PhD '23 . . HarvardHyman, Libbie H '10. .PhD '15. .Am. Mus. Nat. Hist.Willier, Benjamin H PhD '20. Johns HopkinsTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEIllinois 21, California Institute of Technology 20, Michigan 16, Minnesota 14, Pennsylvania 14, and Stanford 10.For 1933-1943, Chicago tied for first in botany; stoodsecond in astronomy, mathematics, and physiology; tiedfor second in geology and anatomy; stood third forphysics; tied for third in psychology and anthropology;stood fourth in zoology; and tied for fourth in chemistryand pathology.Thus, Chicago has recently stood fairly close to thetop in most of the twelve sciences in which stars areawarded. The competition is keen, however, and widelydistributed. Universities ranking at or near the top inthis period include: California (astronomy and chemistry) ; Columbia (pathology, psychology, and zoology) ;California Institute of Technology (physics and chemistry) ; Cornell (botany) ; Hopkins (pathology and physics) ; Illinois (chemistry) ; Princeton (mathematics andphysics) ; Wisconsin (botany) ; Yale, (geology). Harvardled in anthropology, mathematics, pathology, physiologv,psychology, and zoology and stood second in botany andchemistry. Only in astronomy and physics did Harvardstand low. In brief, Harvard still is well ahead as to doctorates, though in several fields less far ahead thanformerly. Several other famous eastern universities havedeclined relatively conspicuously.A study of the master's degrees awarded the most recently starred scientists shows that Chicago conferredmaster's degrees upon three who did not receive a Chicago doctorate. (Two of these received doctorates inEurope, one at Princeton). No other university had threesuch alumni. Institutions with two are Harvard, Minnesota, Northwestern, and Nebraska. The Chicago mastersTABLE IIIDOCTORATES TO SCIENTISTS STARRED IN 1943 TABLE IVDISTRIBUTION OF FACULTY MEMBERSAMONG SCIENTISTS STARRED IN 1943o o-Si 8 >3 to/}Si -8as ft* -siOh 5\OBrown 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3California 0 0 2 0 7 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 17Calif. Tech. 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 9Chicago 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 4 3 1 4 20Columbia 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 6Cornell 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 14Harvard 1 2 0 6 6 5 2 4 1 0 2 2 31Hopkins 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 6Illinois 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 7.Mass. Tech. 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5Michigan 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3Minnesota 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 7Ohio 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2Pennsylvania 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 1 7Princeton 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 4 0 1 1 13Stanford 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 4Washington U. 1 0 0 1 0. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3Wisconsin 0 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 14Yale 0 0 1 0 1 6 0 1 2 0 o 0 13Other U. S. Univs. , 1 0 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 14Foreign U. 0 1 5 2 7 2 13 2 10 1 0 5 48No doctorate 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 10Number starred 7 5 13 25 44 28 21 15 37 11 13 37 256 o-si 8o-8 •jg51 -8 So-si -si to/)-2o^ ^ ^ 03 o O ft* ft. ft* £ *v HBrown 1 0 0 0 0 0 i 0 1 0 0 0 3California 0 0 1 3 3 2 l 0 2 0 1 3 16Calif. Tech. 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5Chicago 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 11Columbia 0 0 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 13Cornell 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 6Harvard 0 0 1 3 4 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 18Illinois 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3Iowa 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4Mass. Tech. 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 9Michigan 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 11Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 5North Carolina 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3Northwestern 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 7Pennsylvania 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 7Penn State 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3Princeton 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 7Stanford 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 8Wisconsin 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0. 1 2 0 1 6Yale 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 7Other U. S. Univ. 2 1 1 5 5 2 8 3 5 1 6 9 48Am. Mus. Nat.Hist. 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5U. S. Bureaus 0 0 1 2 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 2 15Carnegie Inst. 1 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 10Rockefeller 0 0 0 .1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 6Commercial ormuseums 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 3 0 0 2 17Two each at : Hopkins, Inst. . Adv . Study, < Ohio, : Purdue,Rochester, Virginia, Washington (Seattle), Washington (St.Louis).are included in the accompanying list of alumni (Tablen).Of interest is the fact that of the four women starredrecently, two are Chicago alumnae.Eleven Chicago faculty members recently won stars:2 in astronomy, 2 in geology, and 1 each in anthropology,anatomy, chemistry, pathology, physics, physiology, andzoology. Those not alumni are William Bloom (anatomy) ;S. Chandrasekhar (astronomy) ; W. C. Johnson (chemistry) ; Carey Croneis (geology) ; O. H. Robertson (pathology) : and W. H. Zachariasen (physics) .Table IV shows the distribution of the recently starredscientists. It reveals that Harvard and California with18 and 16 are appreciably ahead of Chicago, and Columbia is slightly ahead. The competition for research scientists of the type qualified for starring is keen. Noteworthyis the obvious effort California and especially Columbiahave made recently to counteract the decline revealed fiveyears ago.Comparison of the sixth and seventh editions ofAmerican Men of Science reveals that of the 250 scientists starred in 1938, 6 have died, and 23 have changedinstitutions. Columbia has attracted 4 and lost none.Indiana, the Carnegie Institution, and the U. S. Bureauof Public Health have each attracted 2 and lost none.THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINECornell and the U. S. Geological Survey each attracted 2and lost 1. Chicago, Harvard, and Pennsylvania eachattracted 1 and lost 1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology lost 2 and attracted 10. Hopkins lost 3 and attracted none. Institutions attracting 1 and losing noneare Iowa, Queens, and Texas. Institutions attracting noneand losing 1 are California Institute of Technology,Goucher, George Washington, Illinois, Minnesota, NewYork University, Northwestern, Rochester, Oregon, SarahLawrence, and Virginia.Table V of the 1944 distribution by leading universities of the 750 scientists starred within the last approximately eleven years reveals that Harvard has 50, California 41, Columbia 36, Chicago 30, Michigan 30, Princeton26, Yale 22, Stanford 21. Comparison with a comparabletable for 1938 shows that California has gained 10, Columbia 9, Michigan 8, Northwestern 6, Stanford 5,Indiana 4. Leading universities that have the same orpractically the same number of the younger three groupsof starred scientists in 1944 as in 1938 include CaliforniaInstitute of Technology, Cornell, Harvard, Illinois, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio, Minnesota,Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Wisconsin. Universitieswhich lost between 1938 and 1944 are Chicago 7, Yale 5,Hopkins 4. These latter are endowed, and famous. Butthree of the six which gained conspicuously are also endowed.In conclusion, these several bodies of data indicatethat in the training and possession of outstanding researchworkers in these twelve sciences Chicago holds a highrank, but that competition is keen and earnest efforts areneeded if a high rank is to be maintained. rAi 5LE VDISTRIBUTION OF FACULTY MEMBERS AMONGRECENTLY STARRED SCIENTISTSStarred in 1933 1937 1943 Total* *PS Bi M Ge PS Bi M Ge PS Bi M GeCalifornia 9 3 2 1 5 3 1 1 7 6 1 2 41Calif. Tech. 3 0 0 0 9 1 0 2 3 2 0 0 20Chicago 5 2 1 0 4 2 4 1 4 2 3 2 30Columbia 3 6 0 1 5 4 3 1 6 3 1 3 36Cornell 2 2 1 0 4 2 1 0 3 2 1 0 18Harvard 7 5 3 1 7 3 6 0 9 3 5 1 50Hopkins 4 1 2 0 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 16Illinois 5 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 18Indiana 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 7Iowa 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 10Mass. Tech. 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7 1 0 1 19Michigan 7 3 1 0 .3 3 1 1 6 3 2 0 30Minnesota 1 4 4 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 18North Carolina 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 6Northwestern 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 2 0 11Ohio 3 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 9Pennsylvania 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 0 3 1 3 0 15Princeton 6 0 0 1 8 2 1 1 5 1 1 0 26Rochester 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 7Rutgers 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 5Stanford 2 2 3 0 4 2 0 0 4 2 2 0 21Virginia 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6Wash. (St. L.) 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 6Wisconsin 3 0 I 0 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 13Yale 4 0 4 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 22i Four each at: Brown, Iowa State College; 3 each at: Duke,Institute for Advanced Studies, Pennsylvania State, Swarthmore;2 each at: Cincinnati, Missouri, Purdue, St. Louis, Washington(Seattle), Western Reserve.*PS — Physical Science, (physics, chemistry, mathematics,astronomy)Bi — Biological Sciences, (botany, anthropology, zoology)M — Medical Sciences, (anatomy, pathology, physiology,psychology )Ge — -GeologyWOLF IN DEAN'S CLOTHINGOne of the services provided by our new College organization is the meeting of any train on which a highschool student headed for the University is arriving. Onthe Sunday before freshman week nine University representatives were kept busy at depots from the Loop to63rd Street.Dorothy Dunaway, head of one of the girls' residencehalls, had been assigned to the Englewood station. However, because fourteen youngsters were expected on theNew York Central's "Pacemaker," Dean William Scottdecided to drop in to help identify the crowd. When theroundup was completed, two girls were missing and theofficial greeters spread out to search the station.At the Western Union desk William Scott discovereda young lady writing a telegram. With his best deanlymanners he interrupted: "Pardon me, but are you goingto the University of Chicago?" Cordially the young ladyreplied: "Why, yes, I . . ." The Western Union attendantmoved to battle. "Just a moment!" She drew the wordsout cynically. "I happen to know that a lady is meetingthese trains for the University. Do you know this man?"As the atmosphere crystallized Miss Dunaway rounded thecorner and bailed the innocent dean out of his most embarrassing moment. Dean Scott welcomes freshmen from the "PacemakerCOLLEAGUES, HOLD THAT LINE!• By FREDERICK S. BREEDOn the domesticationof thecollege professorTHE perplexities of inflation and deflation are notexclusively economic. They are often psychological.It is a consolation to know that most inflated egosare promptly punctured or securely incarcerated.The literary form of the malady seems more prosperousthan the political. The air has been let out of the Mussolini balloon and Hitler's gasbag, flapping with enormousfolds, is fast shrinking and sinking. Mr. B. Shaw, however,continues self-inflated in his bullet-proof integument,inspiring imitators as he goes along. For witness thehypertrophied ego of the megacephalic Welles and thatof the insufferable Saroyan. A Chicago professor mayfeel the full flush of fame as he soars to dizzy heights fromthe lecture platform, but symptoms of paranoia quicklyfade away when he glides to an earthly landing in thebosom of his family. The professor's domestic brood issolidly sold on holding the line against inflation. Butthe excesses of youth are notorious. Dad must hold theline against deflation.A story goes round and round of a University ofChicago professor whose son attended the UniversityHigh School. As the youngster, suffused with the jazzywisdom of his generation, advanced toward his senioryear, dad steadily declined in importance and seemedon his way to zero. In due course the boy graduated fromU. High and entered college. At the end of his sophomoreyear he appeared to acquire a new perspective, for, in aflash of something or other, he was heard to say to hismother, "Mom, do you know, I really think dad's improving."It is probably hard for the run-of-mine adolescent tocomprehend how a man, a real honest-to-goodness he-man, could or would earn a living fiddling and fumblingwith papers on his desk. The realities symbolized in thedocuments on the paternal desk lie far beyond the depthof Henry Aldrich. Blandly, he is content to live withoutthem. Crooners and torch singers, bobby socks and Sin-atrathetic thrills, pin-up girls and heavy dates, jazz andswing and jive — these are the musts for a jitterbug age,for a guy who would know the score. They seem to be thesavory essence of life, instead of its froth and foam. Anessence, indeed, must be savory or it isn't an essence.So he sips the honey and leaves the wormwood and thegall. •Let youthful ignorance of ulterior existents be crownedwith a sweeping denial of realities that live beyond ourken, and the spirit of adolescence is erected into amodern and quite modish philosophy. Educators then bob up who find the only sanctions of Henry's behaviorin the stresses and strains of his precious personality.Thus is youth taught to create its world according to itsheart's desire, instead of facing reality convenient andinconvenient. Instruction serves as a shield against annoyance and a guide to pastures green. But to the greatcredit of the majority leaders of the "progressive" groupin education, this interpretation of creative intelligence isnow being laid upon the shelf. A fair-weather philosophy,it has collapsed from the pressures of war, the bursts ofadverse criticism, and the weakening of public support.Now for the sixty-four dollar question, in parlancemetaphysical: Is the form of experience a creation ofhuman mentality, or is it, in part at least, a contributionof that which is experienced? Accept one alternativeand nature is within mind; accept the other, and mindis within nature. Stake your money or your life and takeyour choice. Will the decision have any practical import?Does a political credo have any practical import? Aneconomic credo? Then how about a philosophical credo?Now out of the files of memory comes the story ofanother lad and another dad. Scene: The card room ofthe Quadrangle Club. Dramatis personae: Colleaguesplaying a game of bridge, fringed by the inevitablekibitzers. Topic of conversation: The adventures of aprofessor at Ohio State whose social views did not exactlycoincide with those of the University administration.Holding a hand in the game was a pensive, owlish-looking gent who quietly puffed at his underslung pipeand in no way betrayed his world-wide distinction. Butfinally he broke his silence in protest against collegeprofessors v/ho bring trouble to the world and themselvesby failing to mind their own business. At this juncturea member of the faculty strolled out of the Club with ajunior member in the family of the protesting prof.Said the faculty man, "Your father is not very sympathetic toward social reformers like Professor X, is he?""Well," returned the j. m., who, like the Marines,seemed to have the situation well in hand, "I'll tell youabout father. He's a fine mathematician and plays a goodhand at bridge, 'but aside from that father is a very ordinary man."By the time one reaches the age of retirement anddiscretion, one is seldom troubled with spells of dizzinessdue to his eminence in his own household. He has beenAgain we share with our readers the casual philosophyof Professor Emeritus Breed. We can't explain why, bynow, we should be startled, albeit delighted, by his coinedand borrowed picturesque words and phrases such as Sina-frathetic thrills, scoffspring, feminudity, Hitler's gasbagflapping with enormous folds, and the purse a studentoffspring loves to touch.,18 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE. . . all this and swimming, too.taught to attribute such symptoms to delusions of grand-cur. But usually, as he limps down the homestretch oflife, he at least has the grim satisfaction of having escaped bankruptcy while his scoffspring were in school.The word for progeny, I might add, is chosen withdiscriminating care. It comes directly from Colonel Stoop-nagle's dictionary. Its daffynition : "A child who doesn'tthink his parents are so hot."Happily, there comes a time when the nominal headof the family, if he is a hardy perennial, can replace theweathered headpiece that has identified him for yearsand even have suspenders for both pairs of pants. Professor McLaughlin didn't attain this degree of opulenceuntil his work on the constitutional history of the UnitedStates, brought him the Pulitzer prize. His wife — sosweetly thoughtful she deserves acclaim — insisted thathe use the cash award to buy something he long had reallywanted for himself. His prompt reply: "Another pair ofsuspenders."When the dear old college years, at one thousand dollars per, draw finally to a close, junior's throat maytighten with emotion as he takes his leave of alma materand her companionable sons, but father's countenancewill betray the traces of a contented smile. Son will havegraduated. This, in all likelihood, will be the source ofunexpected pleasure. The family checking account willthereafter have a chance to escape the stresses and distresses of repeated embarrassment. And when the streamof generosity begins to flow in reverse, dad's thrifty oldsoul will marvel at the competence of his heir, the wisdom of his expenditures, and the beneficent influence ofpaternal heredity.The touch system is well known in the intricacies ofhuman relations. Every father professor is familiar withthe purse his student offspring loves to touch. It is onlysecondary to the skin he loves to touch. But being touchedby the counterflow of goods and services is somethingindescribable.Did you ever see a typical college professor in his nondescript bathrobe, vintage of the fearful and fantastictwenties? You know too well he'd never be mistaken fora dream walking. Neither would he be mistaken for themold of fashion in the dunes when he saunters to thebeach for the swim or the pause that refreshes. But howcan one describe the sense of social uplift, the thrill ofescape from shabby penury, when one's tottering frame isdraped in a gorgeous beach robe, the first in a lifetime,at the hand of the younger generation?It is said that certain enthusiasms should subside inmen at three score years and ten. My friends, let meremind you again and again and again that age is measured in cardiacal throbs and thrills, and not in figures ona Julian calendar. The soft warm sand, the glowing brilliance of the summer sun, the profusion of color spread inreckless riot on the beach about, the expanse of water thatborrows its blue from the sky above and vanishes in horizon mist — all this and swimming too, you ask? So doesthe exemplar of life inveterate, but unembittered, by yourside. But his dreamy eye' seems to sweep far down aspacious corridor of a famous galerie des beaux arts andcome to rest in admiration oh the most beautiful objectof art in all the world, the Venus de Milo. What is abalcony without a Juliet? he muses. A bathing beachwithout a bathing beauty? They are as nothing. Hisbifocals are coolly adjusted to the frills of femininity andthe foibles of feminanity. Observe him as that alluringreplica of Marlene Dietrich approaches. He bows withdeep respect, bestows a kiss upon her shapely hand, andsoftly purrs, "Dearie, you are looking more beautiful dayby day, and today you look like tomorrow." The Reader's Digest has amplified the possibilities of description inthis fair domain by making a writer's invention of "fem-inudity" available, but that is merely a synonym for"seminudity." Irvin Cobb has shown real artistry, indeed the master's touch, in portraying the weakness ofour fathers of the gay nineties for "yielding curves andtempting bulges," but in the spirit of the modern Victorians something will be left to the reader's imagination,and to the luxuriant fancy of a dream, in which elationwalked hand-in-hand with inflation, and deflation doggedthe steps of both.RAPPED IN REVERIEWhen I barged on the beach in that ravishing robe,"V. Mature!" sighed the ladies in chorus."Do not crowd," I implored. "Oh, the gown? It's a giftFrom the girl of all girls that adore us.There is Hedy Lamarr. There is Dotty Lamour.Vive Lamour! Vive Lamarr! They are /or us."But romantic expectancy turned to disdain:There stood Gandhi unveiled, not Adonis."What a gift, what a gown," sneered a gal, , "but theMAN !"Strange, denuded, we needed more on us:"Why, Mahatma, old bones plus sarong, is a hero."Came the answer, "But nothin' plus nothin' is zero."G. I. RIGHTS vs. THE RIGHTS OF MAN• By LT. ROBERT F. WINCH, U.S.N.R., A.M. '39, Ph.D. '42We have not sufferedenough to be madeto thinkTO OUR nation has come a great misfortune. Wehave fought in two world wars and yet, as a nation,we have not come to know war.As viewed in most American communities, the warlooks something like this. We can see that there are fewyoung men in civilian clothes. We know that some commodities are scarce, a few unobtainable. We pay higherprices for goods and receive higher wages. We knowour economy has undergone a transformation and ourdebt has skyrocketed. We look at war pictures, followwar maps, read about war casualties, buy war bonds.This is the war as most Americans know it.But for us war still follows that ancient traditionwhereby champions were sent to do battle with otherchampions. Because of our geographical isolation thevast majority of our people know war only from whatthey read, and many do not read. The cost in champions has gone up — some ten millions this time — butalso our population has increased in numbers.To us "total war" is a European malady or else anexhortation to work harder at a civilian task and to spendless on civilian luxuries. We are totally unacquaintedwith that kind of war in which every member- of thepopulation is a potential victim of bomb and shell, inwhich the military man lives perhaps the safest life because of his arms and organized numbers, in which tonight may bring violent death or maiming and tomorrowa new crop of rubble and ruins, in which one is alwaysapprehensive over the safety of his family and friendsuntil he receives a long delayed letter, and then he realizes that tragedy may easily have come since the writing.We do not know war because as a nation we havenot suffered through war. Our suffering has been ona representative basis. Even our military men, thosewhom we designate to fight, suffer, and die for us, donot know total war. Their concerns about their lovedones are in terms of health, affection, and fidelity. Eventhey have been sheltered from total war in the sensethat they are free from that interminable anxiety fortheir families and friends which is suggested by thewords murder, torture, rape, starvation, and betrayal.This writer would be the last to suggest that considerable numbers of our military personnel are not suffering.That is not the point. The point is that our men sufferonly from the brutality and barbarism of physical warfare; they are spared the cruel anguish of perpetualanxiety and uncertainty about their people at home. Recently the Congress passed a piece of legislationwhich has become known as the "G.I. Bill of Rights."Naturally the question arises as to whether or not theprovisions of the bill will satisfy and please veterans.Frequently civilians returning from military establishments are quoted as expressing with emphatic convictionthe views and attitudes of military personnel. By strangecoincidence the views reported seem always to endorsethe particular brand of politics, religion, or cigarettes ofwhich the returning pilgrim is the acknowledged representative.From a fairly generous number of contacts with military personnel returned from various war theaters, thiswriter has derived the impression that the men now inservice evince no particular attitudes toward this bill,just as they seem to have none concerning the characterof the peace treaty, the form of world organization, thefunctioning of our own political and economic institutions, or any of the other first-magnitude problems confronting mankind. In this absence of political conviction,or even interest, our military personnel are no differentfrom the American civilian society of which they wererecently a part. There is no compelling reason why military men should be politically more intelligent than civilsociety; the influence of the military tradition is in theopposite direction. Whatever interest there may havebeen in fostering political interest in our military personnel was stultified by our politicians, who, for the mostpart, manifest little interest in politics, broadly conceived.Part of the blame for our national political naiveterests on our educators, but they too have been deterredfrom training their students in political criticism.If our people do not conceive of the future in termsof fundamental social problems,- how do they think ofit? It is this writer's judgment that most people, civilianand military, look to the future with a plan to returnto their former civilian activities if they like them, orto get a fresh start if they were dissatisfied. They dealwith the problems of the age only by hoping rather passively that "conditions" will permit them to prosecutetheir personal interests, or if somewhat more sophisticated,they may have vague apprehensions lest "conditions" mayintervene in the prosecution of their plans.This political apathy is in part the consequence ofour ignorance of war. (Also it might be argued thatin part it is a cause of war.) We seem to accept war'speriodic recurrence with the same passivity with whichLieutenant Winch, who wrote "Can We Afford Peace?"for our December issue last year, is still stationed at KeyWest as a member of the staff of the Fleet Sound School.He is on leave from the University's sociology department.91C THE UNIVERSITY OFsome primitives accept plague and pestilence. To besure, it is a sign of some progress that few of this generation seem to regard war as a heroic adventure. Butour national remoteness from carnage and destruction hasprevented our being imbued with an overwhelming impulse to learn its causes and to prevent its recurrence.In the only democratic country to feel the war in thehomeland and remain politically intact, we can see theconsequences of suffering. The British, even with aConservative leadership, are engaged in sober thinkingand serious planning. The British seem to realize thatin view of the manifest interdependence of the variousnational economies, one important step in abolishing theconditions of war is to seek to guarantee the stabilityof their own economy. This point appears to haveescaped us. Moreover, this is a problem which can beaddressed without the necessity of awaiting the blueprintsof post-war international organization. Currently theBritish are planning far-reaching programs of social security, unemployment insurance, and public health. Mostimportant and significant of all is the government's acceptance of the responsibility for the maintenance ofpost-war employment on a high and stable level.As a nation the British have been under fire; the lifeof their national community dangled most precariously.They suffered and slaved. Like us they are disgustedwith war, but unlike us their suffering has been so acuteas to make them think and plan in terms of large problems. They are trying to prevent the conditions of recurring war.Thus we return to the grandiosely named "G.I. Billof Rights." Psychologically viewed it is a rather interesting document. Those of us who stayed home andprofited can hardly suppress some sense of guilt at ourgood fortune while others like ourselves suffer exhaustion, boredom, terror, maiming, and death. Those ofus who are in service are somewhat disposed to a reciprocal attitude. Whether or not we have seen a shellfired with serious intent, we are conscious of our eligibility for the most hazardous duty and of the contrasting security and pay scale at home. Moreover, wein the service have grown accustomed to the perquisitesof the uniform in terms of reduced rates, free services,and preferential treatment. Thus at one stroke the G.I.Bill of Rights assuages civilian guilt feelings and appeasesthe demanding dependency fostered in service personnel.Again the guilt feelings of civilians and the demands ofservice personnel are consequences of our not havingsuffered as a nation.What, in brief, is the significance of this so-calledbill of rights? Stated simply, it is that we shall makegenerous financial arrangements for those of us whohave been most directly involved in the war, and thatwe all plan to resume operations at the point where thisunfortunate interruption occurred. We have not sufferedenough to be made to think. And having failed to thinkwe cannot see. We fail to comprehend that if we carryon as before, we shall have wars as before. We have a CHICAGO MAGAZINEROBERT F. WINCHridiculous situation in which the British impotently doour worrying for us. They appreciate that the strainsand stresses of the world are mightily affected by theeconomic conditions in the world's most important economic unit, the United States. Yet we, who have thispower to throw the world off balance and into chaos,think lightly of returning to pre-war conditions.That we should have a G.I. Bill of Rights and thatall of the rest of our plans for the post-war era shouldlie in the realm of reconversion is evidence of our lackof thinking and of our ignorance of war. Had we undergone .truly national suffering, our main concern wouldbe to determine and plan those changes in the nationaland international social order which would minimizethe probability of war's recurrence. To be sure, there issome talk of punishment and reparations. Yet victor andvanquished alike know that punishment is but the priceof failure. It will serve only to assure greater preparationfor the next war. Punishment can no more prevent thenext war than it did the present one. We can renderGermany and Japan impotent to wage war in the nearfuture, but obviously we cannot emasculate all potentialbelligerents.Our concern must be with the abolition of the conditions of war. National plans to satisfy the legitimate demands and aspirations of the several peoples, followedby international organization dedicated to the same objectives would indeed be a bill of rights not for the G.I.alone but for all mankind. And then the G.I. Bill ofRights and plans for reconversion could assume theirappropriate ancillary roles.It is the lot of the gloomy prophet to hope that historywill disprove his predictions. Techniques of warfarewill develop to reduce further the meaning of distance.In the event of war a generation hence it is probable thatno section of our country will be secure from attack.Shall we hope that it will not take a third or a fourthworld war to make us aware of mankind's problems andto lay plans for their solution?ONE MAN'S OPINIONWHEN the University announced in 1942 that itsexperimentation had demonstrated the validityof a College that began with the end of thesophomore year of high school and insisted on a liberaleducation, the outrage of the educational world was terrific. But most educators seem blissfully unaware of thelatest step of the College, though it is even as fundamental and revolutionary an attack on the status quo aswas the adoption of the College itself. This latest actionis the adoption of placement tests, used in the last tenyears only for advisory purposes to advance or retardstudents in terms of the College's definition of a liberaleducation.In adopting the placement tests the College reiteratedand reenforced its contention that time spent in an educational institution is no indication of the amount ofeducation acquired. The College in its own programdemands that its students demonstrate attainment, andis not concerned with the amount of time required toachieve it. For its first-year students, who come in afterthe sophomore year of high school, it believes it can startfrom scratch and give them a liberal education. If theyalready possess part of that education, that fact isacknowledged by reducing their requirements for thedegree. But to high school graduates who enter the thirdyear, the College says that two years is too short a timeif the students have not substantially achieved the equivalent of the work of its first two years. If these high schoolgraduates have managed, either through good schooling,or by outwitting a bad school, to be ahead of their contemporaries, the College again will recognize theirachievement; if they are deficient, they have to make upthe difference. One way or another, the College is determined that the boys and girls who come to it, whether ,at 15 or at 18, must have an education before they getits degree. This, by the way, is the bachelor's degree thatthe various associations of educators said the College was"debasing."The only value that high school credits now have inthe College is to determine, in conjunction with Professor Thurstone's standard aptitude test, the admissibility of an applicant. But the level at which he enters isdetermined by his performance in the placement tests —fourteen hours of them, given over several days. If afirst-year student does not do very well, he cannot be setback, but he knows he has to work if he is to get the degree. If, however, he does very well in some of the tests,say in Physical Sciences I, he is put in the Physical Sciences II course. If he passes the comprehensive in thishigher course, he automatically has demonstrated theachievement required for Course I. A third year student— that is, a high school graduate — may be moved up ordown in the College program according to what he shows > By WILLIAM V. MORGENSTERN, '20, J.D. "22in the placement tests. The adviser may tell such astudent that he should take a course at the level of thesecond or even the first year of the College. The studentdoes not have to take the advice to the extent of attending the course, but he does have to pass the comprehensiveexamination. On the other hand, this third-year studentmay be told that he can take one or more comprehensiveswith little or no class attendance, and be confident ofpassing. Some first-year students have been advanced asmuch as four courses, or the equivalent of one year'swork; some third-year students have been retarded asmuch as three courses. The large majority of studentsare not so radically affected; in fact, most students areable to take normal programs, but still a significantpercentage is replaced one way or the other. Obviously,with a careful method of admissions which rejects applicants who definitely are not fitted to do the work of theCollege, the majority should be normally placed.It has been recognized for years that there is a greatdifference between high schools; the valedictorian of Central high may not be as well educated as the undistinguished student ranking in the the third quarter of hisgraduating class in Consolidated. Colleges which practiced selective admission had developed, on the basis ofexperience, a rough table of equations; they might take astudent in the top 5 per cent of Central, if otherevidence than the high school record was favorable, butthey also would take without question a student fromConsolidated who was only average. Beyond this, however, little was done, partly because there wasn't muchelse to do. But when the Board of Examinations of theUniversity had developed its placement tests to the pointwhere they were precise enough to be used to retard oradvance a student, there still remained some practicaldifficulties which would tend to deter many colleges fromusing the tests. Administration of the system, especiallyof registration, is complicated. A student can be registered properly for his courses on the basis of the tests onlyif there is the effective advisory system such as the Chicago Plan developed. The old simplicity of History I,English I, and Science I was lost. Even worse, if JohnnyJones came to college and was put back, his irate parentsmight withdraw him. Whatever else they did, they werelikely to storm the high school principal's office and wantto know why he didn't run a better school, and the principal would send no more students to that college. Ofcourse, there is a compensating offset; if Johnny is advanced, his proud parents can boast to their friends andthe principal can point with pride to the effectiveness ofhis' school. But this kind of tampering with the educational system is tricky and dangerous, and so once againthe University has to demonstrate that it can be done andhow the necessary technical proficiency and the determination to do it can be provided.11SPECIAL COURSESFOR ALUMNIA Report of ProgressBeginning in early October the Alumni Association, incooperation with the University, offered to the alumniand alumni-in-law of the Chicago area its fourth annualseries of adult courses. Three of the courses — "Americaas a World Power," "A Survey Course in the PhysicalSciences," and "Social Changes in the Postwar Years" —meet at bi-weekly intervals over a period of six months.Two of the courses — "Musical Criticism" and' "Politicaland Religious Controversies in America" — meet weeklyduring the Autumn Quarter only.The 1944 registration has been phenomenal, runningwell over 650. In one course we were obliged to stop thesale of tickets; we had reached the capacity of the hall. Three hundred alumni students crowd Breasted Hall for"America as a World Power."A Glance AheadFor the Winter Quarter the Association announces twoseries of ten lecture-conferences meeting weekly from7:30 to 9:30 P.M..Beginning Monday, January 8,Tom Peete Cross, Professor of English and ComparativeLiterature, will offer "The Foundations of Irish Culture,"a survey course covering the entire era from PrehistoricIreland to her 20th Century Triumph of Nationalism. be John A. Wilson, Professor of Egyptology, Chairmanof the Department of Oriental Languages and Literature,and Director of the Oriental Institute; Henri Frankfort,Research Professor of Oriental Archeology; ThorkildJacobsen, Assistant Professor of Social Institutions; andWilliam A. Irwin, Professor of Old Testament Languagesand Literature.Beginning Wednesday, January 10,members of the Department of Oriental Languages willoffer a series on "Speculative Thought in the AncientNear East." Participating in these lecture-discussions will Registration for either course is open to Chicago alumni, theirfamilies and friends, and should be made through the AlumniAssociation. Tuition is $6.00 for either course. Checks shouldbe made payable to the University of Chicago but mailed to theAlumni Association, 5733 University Avenue, Chicago 37, Illinois.With his elaborate apparatus Professor Harvey Lemon skillfully demonstrates with balls andbullets the conservation of momentum at the Survey Course in the Physical Sciences.NEWS OF THE QUADRANGLESTHIS month there is no prologue, no apologia promenta sua, for the news that follows. It carriesits own song.High "C"The College of the University, going into its third autumn, has answered its critics, who raised eyebrows andprotesting voices two years ago, when students with nomore than the sophomore year of high school behindthem were admitted for the first time to the College.Today there are 1932 students in the four years of theCollege. Of these, 400 entered this fall without finishing high school. Another 400 entered after high schoolgraduation. Also, the war failed to siphon off as manystudents as was anticipated, with the result that returning students swelled the total far beyond the 1600 limitset. ^The success of the new College, with its radical departure from accepted educational formulae, can begauged by a few figures. In October, 1942, the first fallregistration under the new plan, there were 200 first andsecond year students. Last fall there were 298. Today,with the 400 new students and others who entered during the past year, there are 563 in this group. Most ofthese are 15 years of age, although the records show afew 13- and 14-year-olds.More than just new heights marked matriculation inthe College this fall, however. A second dynamite chargewas placed under the already crumbling educational systems of the country: high school credits were tossed intolimbo. As a basis for placing students in the College,high school credits were, according to Vice-PresidentE. C. Colwell, merely a "broken reed."Variations by/in A MinorA new precedent was set when a battery of placementtests was instituted as a basis for establishing the academiclevel of the entering student. The tests measure the intellectual equipment of the student after he has beenadmitted to the College on the basis of aptitude tests andpersonal recommendations. The battery — covering English, the humanities, and the physical, biological andsocial sciences — required fourteen hours of concentrationover three days and was given during orientation week.The 800 new students took the tests. The 800 sets ofexaminations were marked and graded within twelvehours by electrical marking machines, and by the timethe student met his faculty adviser, the tests had precededhim. They informed the adviser in such matters as whatdepartments, had been found to be strong and whichweak and enabled him to make recommendations. Manystudents were excused from taking courses because oftheir advanced knowledge. They were thus given creditfor outside intellectual quests which the high school creditsystem is not organized to acknowledge. • By CHET OPALIndustry and the Liberal ArtsIn the face of pronunciamentos by many educatorsthat their crystal-gazing turns up evidence that most veterans will reach for more and more vocationalism whenthey return to civilian life, and of others that a technological civilization demands youth trained in the technical spheres, Max Epstein, trustee of the University andchairman of the board of the General American Transportation Corporation, could say on October 10:"The Corporation wanted a memorial worthy of thefourteen GATC employees who have died in this war.The scholarships will assist more of the sons and daughters of this company's employees to obtain a college education, and better prepare them to assume the responsibilities and opportunities of the democracy for which thewar was fought. The scholarships were established in theUniversity of Chicago because the officers of GATC areconvinced that its College plan enables a boy or girl toget sound education without waste of time."Mr. Epstein was speaking at a press interview in whichPresident Hutchins also participated. They were announcing a gift of $100,000 to the University from GATCfor scholarships in the College as a memorial to the firm'swar dead. Mr. Epstein said the initial gift would besupplemented as time went on.Children of the company's 6500 employees are eligiblefor the scholarships, the first of which will be grantednext February. Between twenty and twenty-five will begranted during the first year, with renewals and newgrants expected to swell this total in future years. Thescholarships provide $1,200 a year for resident studentsand $500 for those living at home, and will be continuedas long as the recipients carry successfully a full courseof study.The GATC schoarship memorial constituted an endorsement by industry of the liberal education idea,against which much pump-handle prose is being wastedthese days by opponents of President Hutchins. It signified a break with the industrial tradition of subsidizingstudents on a work-as-you-study basis, with implied hopesthat the beneficiaries of such industrial bounty wouldexpress their gratitude by studying along the lines of thecorporation concerned and by entering the firm eventually to render their redemptive service.This point was emphasized by Messrs. Epstein andHutchins. Playing on the "no-strings-attached" themeexemplified by the memorial, both morning papers inChicago devoted editorials to praising the GATC step.Parallel Minds MeetPlato and Freud. Descartes and Dewey (John). Machi-avelli and Hitler. Marx and Pope Pius XI. Plato andThoreau. ASuch are the holy and unholy literary alliances being1314 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEmade these days on the Midway and at the downtowncollege of the University. By a non-Euclidian innovationin the intellectual realm, parallel thoughts are meetingand being investigated by five groups studying under anew experiment in teaching the famous "great books"course.The courses are open to any person regardless of previous education and cost $20 for the academic year. Theyare of the type instituted for businessmen and Universitytrustees some time ago, but are frankly experimental.The turn-out for the courses was surprisingly large, with152 students registering for all five sections. Discussionis in seminars, round-table fashion, and leaders includeVice-President Wilbur Munnecke, William J. O'Meara,Hans Morgenthau, Dean Bernard Loomer, Eliseo Vivas,Gordan Dupee, and Albert Hayes.Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus are being studied together with Freud's The History of the PsychoanalyticMovement; Aristotle's Poetics with Maritain's Art andScholasticism; Sophocles' Oedipus Rex with Shakespeare'sMacbeth; Descartes' Discourse on Method with JohnDewey's Reconstruction in Philosophy; Aristotle's Politicswith Rousseau's The Social Contract; Machiavelli's ThePrince with Hitler's Mein Kampf; Marx' CommunistManifesto with Pope Pius XI's Qjuadregisimo Anno:Plato's Crito and Apology with Thoreau's On Civil Disobedience.You can see what fun this can be if you consider howSocrates (according to Plato) drank the hemlock inveighing against any puny single mortal attempting to fightthe law of the land, and how Thoreau, on the other hand,wound up in the county hoosegow for refusing to pay atax. In the latter connection, you may recall that Emerson visited Thoreau and asked :"Why, my friend, are you in jail?" And themerry mad sage of Walden Pond replied : "Whymy friend, are you not in jail?"( One fights the temptation to say, Thoreau was Ghandiat that sort of thing.)Through the HoopNels Norgren is back. He has been in and out of twowars and is back directing the battles of the basketballcourt. A pursuit pilot in World War I, Norgren wasresummoned to the colors almost two years ago to helpset up aerial operations overseas. He served in Englandfor fifteen months and was there on D-Day, having playedan active part in the softening blows by Flying Fortressesworking over Germany out of England.A major when he was placed on inactive status in mid-September, Norgren returned to the University as basketball coach and associate professor of physical education.He returned with the unshakable conviction that competitive athletics make men, that the strength, courage,coordination, and team-play spirit developed in sportsserve a man well for active service."It seems," he said, "that athletes, especially those whoplayed on teams in major sports, cooperate better. They Behold Nels Norgren, then Major,Now back in civviesmuch sager,Who plans to leadbackFor stronger attackChicago's long-Marooned eager. *m \\\\\\\o%StMmo 1A^SM ¦1p?^i 'hmJ - *iWKsWt«**fj "^fit in beautifully, respecting each other's abilities and coordinating those abilities to make a deadly assaultweapon."He said athletic recreation was compulsory for bombercrews, with basketball games arranged on makeshiftcourts in hangars and indoor facilities generally beingconverted for sports activity. He added that it wasamusing to read accounts of the games in the Britishpapers."The English people have a tough time understandingthe rules of our American games," he continued. "Theyare firmly set in their own sports and think our Americangames are rather funny. One of the things they findmost difficult -to understand is why Americans don't usetheir feet more, as the British do in rugby and soccer.I suppose if ever they took up the game of basketball;they'd try to kick the ball from man to man and throughthe hoop."And," he added, laughing, "that might not be such abad idea for me to try at Chicago this fall."Sports CounterSomething new in sports— a "survey" course — is beingoffered at the University by the physical education department. The course provides students with a workingknowledge of the rules and playing techniques of suchsports as touch football, soccer, swimming, volleyball,basketball, handball, squash, wrestling, fencing, boxing,gymnastics, rifle marksmanship, tennis, golf, softball, andbaseball.Termed "basic physical education" — or what mightpass for a very liberal liberal education in the musculararts — the course is required for men in the first two yearsof the College and is offered optionally to men in thelast two years, as well as those in the divisions, facultymembers, and university employees.• Varsity equipment is used when the men start competitive action in any sport. In addition to the lectures andthe toil of actual competition, the men will have at theirdisposal a reference library on sports. The Old Grad whoremembers that all the athletes of his day knew was thedope that came out of the coach's head (plus a fewhealthy instincts) may ponder the new era. Sic transitgloria Monday.THE UNIVERSITY OFTheologian NiebuhrReinhold Niebuhr, one of the most vigorous minds intheology today, will be on the University campus for sixweeks beginning November 8 to give a series of lecturesand seminars. He is the first incumbent under the $100,-000 Alexander H. White Foundation for visiting professors. Mr. Niebuhr, whose reconstruction of the Christian view is embodied in his monumental books on TheNature and Destiny of Man, the text of his Gifford lectures at the University of Edinburgh, is professor at theUnion Theological Seminary in New York City and amember of the Commission of Inquiry on Freedom of thePress, which President Hutchins heads.He will give six weekly Wednesday afternoon lecturesin Mandel Hall on "Changing and Abiding Elements inthe Human Situation"; will hold six Thursday eveningseminar discussions with students in the Division of SocialSciences, the Department of Philosophy, and the DivinitySchool; and will conduct Friday seminars on "The Problems of Morals in the World Crisis" for students formallyregistered.Walter JohnsonAbout three years ago a young University of Chicagohistory teacher dropped in on William Allen White, latesage of the Emporia, Kansas, Gazette. "I'd like to writea book about you," said the young historian, who shortlythereafter was to buck the Republican and Democraticcandidates in an unsuccessful bid for aldermanic nomination in Chicago. "Go ahead," said the Kansas Republican. The young man asked if he might look intoWhite's correspondence. After a few days White said,"Go ahead," — something he had said to no one before.The young teacher was Walter Johnson, who two yearsago won a $1,000 award for excellence in undergraduateteaching at the University. He has been busy since thevisit with White. He has been awarded one of the firstNewberry fellowships to devote next year, on leave of absence, to writing that biography of White. Late nextWALTER JOHNSON CHICAGO MAGAZINE 15year, the U. of C. Press will bring out his book, The Letters of William Allen White.But on Monday, October 23, his first book came offthe press — The Battle Against Isolation, also published atthe University. It is the first complete history of the organized fight against open and undercover attempts atmoral disarmament of prewar America. Aside from itsmoral — that the American people can no longer sulk oversmall details, and then "pick up their marbles and withdraw from the world" — the book is important for thewealth of material never before available to the public,facts gleaned from the files of White.For it is the personality of White that dominates thisbook, giving it a central fire and conviction. Whiteserved as a leader of such groups as the Committee toDefend America by Aiding the Allies, the Union for Concerted Peace Efforts, and the Non-partisan Committeefor Peace through the Revision of the Neutrality Law.Their main function, according to Johnson, now assistantprofessor of history at the University, was to arouseAmerica to an awareness of the danger of an Axis victory in Europe, to have Arnerica send aid to those countries embroiled in a shooting war with the Axis nations,and, meanwhile, to have America launch her own defense program."When war did come," Johnson writes, "the UnitedStates because of the activities of these groups was betterprepared to wage a military war, and she did not haveto enter the field of battle against the Axis all alone."An ironic note in the book, in view of the "old men"slant in the attacks on President Roosevelt and his cabinet, is the evidence that during the late 30's and early1940's the President often turned to the much older sageof Emporia, then over seventy, for advice on many matters. In letters to White he affectionately called him"my sage old friend" and said, "I need a few helpfulthoughts from the philosopher of Emporia.vThis fact is stated without partisan bias in a book surprisingly free of rancor for one whose own opinions arestrongly formulated in the conclusion. The entire bookargues strongly from White's own dictum:"When even one man's liberty is imperilled, all men'sliberties are in danger."RetirementsA department chairman and the Elementary Schoolprincipal of the Laboratory Schools were among the sixmembers of the faculty who retired October 1 withemeritus rank. Harry O. Gillet, the school principal, hadthe longest service record, his tenure at the University dating bacjc forty-four years to his appointment by JohnDewey. Others retired and the period of service were:Edson S. Bastin, professor of economic geology and chairman of the department, twenty-four years; Chester W.Wright, professor of economics, thirty-seven years; JosetteE. Spink, teacher in the Laboratory Schools, thirty-sevenyears; Charles A. Shull, professor of plant physiology,twenty- three years; and Orlin D. Frank, teacher in theLaboratory Schools, twenty-three years.CHICAGO'S ROLL OF HONORCaptain Samuel R. Shumaker, SM'22, a graduate of Annapolis in 1915and member of the regular Navysince then, died on May 26, 1944, ofa coronary thrombosis while in activeservice as a member of the staff of thecommander-in-chief of the PacificFleet. Captain Shumaker's final rankwas attained in 1941, and before hisfinal assignment he had commandedthe U. S. S. New Orleans.Lieutenant Joe K. Fannin, '31, AM'32, was killed in action in France onJune 12, 1944. Joe entered the service in February, 1942, was acceptedas an officer candidate in February,1943, and was commissioned a secondlieutenant at Fort Benning, Georgia,in June, 1943. He remained in theStates until March, 1944, when hewent overseas. Joe was a dairy farmer in Phoenix, Arizona, before heentered the service.John D. Frankel, '34, asked for andreceived an honorable discharge fromthe Navy (where he had been commissioned a lieutenant j.g.), in orderto enter the Army Ferry Commandwhich had issued a request throughall the services for pilots with certainqualifications. John was killed instantly on September 28, 1943, whileserving with the Ferry Commandwhen his plane crashed after failingto gain altitude on the take-off. Hewas a member of Zeta Beta Tau.Lieutenant George M. Hough, Jr.,commanded an Infantry platoon inthe march on Rome which beganfrom Anzio on May 23. He waskilled in action on June 1, 1944. Be-f ore-he entered the University in 1931George graduated from Culver Military Academy, where he was a boxing champion. He was manager ofthe Dallas, Texas, office of Ditto, Inc.until 1940.Lieutenant Cecil Le Boy, '37, Chicago Tribune financial reporter untilhe entered the service in December, 1942, was killed in action on May 20,1944, in Italy. A member of the 88thDivision, Texas Rangers, Cecil wentoverseas in December, 1943, landingfirst in Africa and then crossing toItaly, where he was killed in themajor push that finally drove the Germans from Rome. He was a memberof Phi Gamma Delta and a RegionalAdviser for the Alumni Association.Lieutenant Charles T. Closson, '38,was killed in an automobile accidentin Texas on October 7, 1943, whileserving in the 8th Service Commandas a fiscal budget officer. A graduateof the University's School of Business, Lieutenant Closson was an automobile agent in Sante Fe, New Mexico, prior to his entry into the armedservices in May, 1942, as a secondlieutenant.Private First Class Theodore P.Howe, '40, was killed during thebloody fight on Biak Island on June22, 1944. Having been relieved fromhis machine gun post, Ted left hisfoxhole and was creeping to safetywhen a Japanese soldier leaped intothe foxhole and bayonetted Ted'smate; whereupon Ted dashed backthrough a vicious crossfire to grapplewith the Japanese. While they weregrappling, the Japanese pulled out agrenade, yanked the pin, and held itbetween them. The blast killed themboth. Ted had served in the SouthPacific for twenty-six months.Lieutenant Gerald L. Barmack,student at the University for twoyears, was a navigator on a FlyingFortress with six missions over Europeto his credit. On March 26 he wrotea letter to his parents in which hesaid: "You know what is going on overhere. Please don't worry. I'm doingthe work I want to do." On March29, 1944, Lieutenant Barmack waskilled in a bombing mission over Germany. He entered the Army AirForces in November, 1941.4fi XSamuel R. Shumaker Joe K. Fannin Cecil Le BoyLieutenant Harry H. Cornelius,'40, died in a military hospital inFrance on September 11, 1944, fromsevere wounds received three daysearlier while serving with his Infantrydivision in the battle for Brest. Heentered the service in March, 1942.An active undergraduate at the University, Lieutenant Cornelius was amember of Phi Kappa Psi.Lieutenant Charles D. Matsler,(former graduate student), instructorin the Army Air Forces, was participating in a group navigation trainingflight out of San Marcos, Texas, onSeptember 9, 1943, when a storm wasencountered. His plane and one othercrashed. Each plane carried onepilot, five cadets, and another officer.All were killed. Principal of the Bar-dolph high school, Bardolph, Illinois,Lieutenant Matsler entered the service as a commissioned officer in theArmy Air Corps, graduating from officers training school at Miami onApril 17, 1943.Private First Class Clement F.Merrill was a graduate student in theUniversity's political science department when, in June, 1942, he volunteered in the Infantry. He fought inthe North African and Sicilian campaigns. On October 18, 1943, inItaly Clement was "seen to fall badlyshot" in action and the War Department later confirmed his death onthat date. He was posthumouslyawarded the Silver Star for gallantryin action.Sergeant Robert C. Smidl was acting as platoon sergeant when he waskilled in action in France on July 19,1944. Bob attended the Universityfor only one year, but he had alreadybeen marked down as a future tennisstar. At Oak Park-River Forest highschool he had executed feats on thecourt which have never been equalled.With Jimmy Evert of Chicago he wonthe national junior doubles title, andwith Bill Bauman of Oak Park heheld the Illinois state high schooldoubles championship for three years.He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. Robert C. SmidlLieutenant Clarence ("Bud") J.Sauer, Jr., navigator of a B-24 whichoperated from New Guinea, waskilled on June 29, 1944, in an attackon Wakde Island, Netherlands EastIndies. Entering the Army Air Forcesin October, 1942, Bud received hiswings in January, 1944, and went toCalifornia where he was stationeduntil May 3, the date he left for NewGuinea. He was a member of PhiDelta Theta and a student in the College before his induction.Private Gilbert A. Vetter hadqualified at Jefferson Barracks forpilot training with the Army AirForces when he was stricken withperitonitis, caused by bronchial pneumonia, and died suddenly on January22, 1944. He was a junior in theSchool of Business when he enteredthe service in December, 1943. Gilbert's sister is Agnes R. Vetter, '39,of Hinsdale, Illinois.Lieutenant James W. Fitzpatrickwon his pilot's wings at Altus, Oklahoma, on April 15, 1944, twomonths before his twentieth birthday.On June 14, 1944, he was killed in anairplane crash at Del Rio, Texas,where he had been receiving furthertraining as pilot in a B-26 Marauderbomber squadron. A freshman at theUniversity, Jim had enlisted as an aircadet and was called to active dutyon February 20, 1943. He was laterclassified for pilot training at SanAntonio, Texas.Gerald L. Barmack Gilbert A. Vetter Clement F. Merrill17With Our Alumni in SeattleIN OCTOBER, 1907, the following announcementappeared in the Seattle Times: "Alumni andformer students of the University of Chicago willmeet at the Lincoln Hotel Saturday afternoon,October 19, at I o'clock to welcome ProfessorFrederick Starr of that university and to organizean alumni club." The alumnus responsible for thisannouncement and who, at the meeting, waselected the first president of the Seattle AlumniClub, was Dr. Samuel D. Barnes, '94, now retiredand living in Los Angeles. The Seattle AlumniClub was among the first to be organized outsideof Chicago — the same year the Magazine wasfounded.On the evening of July 27, 1944, the alumniof Seattle dined together in the Venetian Roomof the Gowman Hotel. Dean William Scott, from the Quadrangles, was present to tell about thenew College plan and Associate Editor Mort interviewed those present for many of the followingnews notes. Enlivening the fellowship duringthe dinner hour was Wilton M. Krogman,'26 'AM '27, PhD '29, who with his wife (VirginiaLane, '28) spent the summer in Seattle.Mr. Krogman was at the University of Washington as the visiting lecturer for the Walker-AmesLectureship in anthropology. He has since returned to the Midway where he is associate professor of anatomy and physical anthropology.The Seattle Club was reorganized with Jesse N.Davis, '09, president; Lars Carlson, '23, vice-president; and Mrs. Zillah E. Wilson, '13, secretary-treasurer. Robert F. Sandall, '15, was the formerpresident of the Club.In the first four-year class to graduate on the Midway was Elmer E.Todd, '96, of Dixon, Illinois. Threeyears later he passed the Washingtonbar and began the practice of law inSeattle. For twenty-five years he wasthe attorney for the Seattle Timesuntil recently, upon the death of thepublisher, Mr. Todd became the headof this newspaper. He has two sonsand a daughter: Thomas, who wasgraduated from Yale and the Harvard Law School, is a lieutenant inthe Navy: Charles, who received hislaw degree from the University ofWashington and is with a Seattlefirm; and Lucy.Attracted to Seattle because of amild climate, Julia Peirce, '00, became a member of the first faculty atthe then new Broadway high school,teaching Latin and English. In 1909she resigned because of her healthand later became Mrs. O. T. Clark.She usually spends her winters in thesouth. She enjoys the diversified activities of the Women's UniversityClub.In 1907, Clara Fox, '02, moved toSeattle to join the faculty of Broadway high school. Her career waspleasantly interrupted in 1915 whenshe became the wife of a leading Seattle architect, A. H. Albertson. Herpresent activities include the Women's University Club, a bridge club,and a flower garden,into which strayedthree healthy tomatoplants last summerthat became the envyof the neighborhood.Helen Moore, '04, one of the FosterHall girls in the days of John Dewey,went directly from the Midway toteach art in a Seattle high school.She was married to William B. Bebb, and their four children made hereligible to become president of theWashington State Parent - TeachersAssociation, which office she held forthree years. At present much of hertime is taken up managing businessproperties.Harold B. Thompson, '04, MDRush, '06, is an x-ray and radiumspecialist. His daughter, Phoebe Anne,is the wife of the manager of theSpokane Hotel in Spokane, Washington. His son, William, MD '43, tookhis undergraduate work at the University of Washington and his MDat Chicago. William is now a lieutenant (j.g.)Nearly two years ago Bernard L.Johnson, '07, who has been editor-in-chief of the American Builder forthirty-five years, decided that theNorthwest was becoming more andmore important in his field and thatthere should be an office opened inSeattle. The city appealed to him andhis wife (Ruth Wheaton, '07) so theyestablished their home in the PugetSound city and are enjoying life tothe full. Being good Baptists (Mr.Johnson was at one time a deacon inthe Hyde Park Baptist Church) theyimmediately associated themselveswith the First Baptist Church where,three weeks later, Mr. Johnson wasmade chairman of the committee towelcome newcomers — which seemedto make sense since he so recently hadbeen one and would know how itcould most effectively be done. Twoof the three Johnson children are alsoalumni: Melinda, '43, is living athome; Maxwell, '41, MD, '43, is aresident in surgery at Indiana University with a Navy reserve commission, lieutenant (j.g.); and Dexter,the oldest, received his degree from Kalamazoo College (where dad originally attended).William Charles Speidel, MD Rush'08, played in the backfield on thelast football team on which graduatestudents were permitted to play. Hereturned to Seattle, where he haddone his undergraduate work at theUniversity of Washington, in 1911and has since been practicing surgery. Between operations he has picked offa couple of golf championships at Broadmoor.For years, after heleft the Midway,where he had played on the famousStagg teams, George M. Varnell, '08,was a member of the sports staff ofthe Spokane Chronicle. Later hemoved to Seattle to become sportseditor for the Times. For the pastfive years he has been an associateeditor. He stays young by playingsquash at the Athletic Club threetimes a week. His daughter, Virginia,a graduate of the University ofWashington, is a member of the Seattle staff of Uncle Sam's censorshipbureau.Since 1911, Jesse N. Davis, '09, hasbeen an attorney with the Milwaukeerailroad. In 1939 he moved to Seattleto become head of the legal department. Two years later he became assistant to the Trustee (vice-president)which position he now holds. Thisspring he was appointed Seattle chairman for the Alumni Foundation andmore than trippled the gift from hiscity. At the Seattle meeting, byunanimous popular "insistence," hewas elected president of the ChicagoAlumni Club.After leaving the QuadranglesArthur L. Marsh, AM '11, joined thefaculty of his undergraduate school,18THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE 19the College of Puget Sound in Tacoma, to teach Greek and Latin. Heis now editor of the WashingtonEducational Journal. He is chairmanof the Ronald Methodist Churchboard and secretary of the Washington Tuberculosis Association. Histwo daughters are married — Gladysto an air field development engineerand Annabelle to a member of theGreat Northern railroad personnel.Mrs. Zillah E. Wilson, '13, is enthusiastic about Seattle (where shehas lived for the past six years) andthe University of Chicago. As a result she was the ideal choice for secretary-treasurer of the newly organizedChicago Alumni Club, to which position she was elected at the alumnimeeting held in July. Her son is adistrict superintendent with the telephone company.In 1920 Helen A. Carnes, '15, organized the personnel department forthe Metropolitan Building Company.Three years later she crossed the continent to join the labor departmentof New York State. Since 1933, however, she has been back in Seattle aspersonnel director for the Metropolitan Building Company, which hasthree hundred employees. She is alsoa member of the U. S. O. board.James E. Hunter, MD Rush '15,returned to his native West andopened offices in Seattle in 1921.where his specialty is now diagnosis.He is president of the King CountyMedical Society and medical consultant at the U. S. Marine Hospital. Hehas one son, David, who is a year old.With a record of twenty-sevenyears on the same floor of the AlaskaBuilding, Robert F. Sandall, '15, hashad a general law and probate practice in Seattle since receiving his LLBfrom the University of Washington.Mr. Sandall had the interesting experience of probating the estate ofFreddy Starr, remembered by thousands of students in the earlier daysof the University. Mr. Sandall isalso a former president of the SeattleChicago Alumni Club.Although Seattle is the mail addressfor John K. Knox, PhD '17, don't besurprised if you don'tfind him at homewhen you call. As research geologist forthe Phillips PetroleumCompany he willprobably be up in thewilds of British Columbia or even inSouth America. There are four children in the Knox family: Douglas isin Long Beach helping to build BlackWidows; Alan flies a liaison plane forthe Field Artillery; Gordon is follow ing dad in geology (at the Universityof Oklahoma); and Nancy Jean is astudent at the University of Colorado.With an AB from the Universityof Alberta and an LLB from Yale,Mrs. Alexander Wiley (EvangelienneV. Allen, JD '20) moved to Seattle in1922 where she now has a prosperouslaw practice. Her son, Alexander,Jr., is in the Maritime Service. Herdaughter, Victoria, is 15.After doing his undergraduate workat Wisconsin, Bernard P. Mullen, MDRush '21, served in the first WorldWar before finishing his medical workat Rush. He has been practicing surgery in Seattle for the past fifteenyears. The Mullens have two boys:Marr, 15, and Bernard James, 8.Lars Carlson, '23, and his sisters,Oregon Carlson, '23, and VirginiaCarlson, '25, attended the Universitytogether. Lars went West where heeventually became assistant to themanager of the Inland Empire Refining Company (oil) at Spokane. Ayear ago he moved to Seattle wherehe is now regional manager (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah) of theCommittee for Economic Development — of which Paul G. Hoffman,BEN SOHN & SONSManufacturers ofMATTRESSES ANDSTUDIO COUCHESTelephoneHaymarket 35231452W. Roosevelt Rd.FINE BONE CHINAAynsley, Spode and Other FamousMakes. Also Crystal and GiftsGolden Dirilyte(Formerly Dirigold)The Lifetime TablewareSOLID— NOT PLATEDService for Eight, $41.75GOLDEN HUED BABY SPOONS «1While they last «PX «o.COMPLETE TABLE APPOINTMENTSDirigo, Inc.70 E. Jackson Blvd. Chtcago.'lll. '09, is the Board of Trustees' chairman and University Vice-PresidentWilliam Benton is vice-chairman. Mr.Carlson has two boys: Lars Gustaf, 4;and George Noel, 2. At the JulySeattle alumni dinner, Lars Carlsonwas elected vice-president of the newclub.Eldon A. Ramige, AM '25, hasbeen living in Seattle for the pastthree years. He is in the engineeringdepartment of the Boeing (B-29)plant.Errol W. Rawson, MD Rush '25, isa native son and did his undergraduate work at the University of Washington. After completing his medicaltraining he returned to Seattle wherehe has since conducted a general practice. There are two children 'in theRawson family: Ralph, 16, andMarion, 14.Clyde R. Jensen, MD Rush '26,was a pathologist in Seattle when heentered the Navy two years ago. Heis now a commander.Ronald P. Carter, MD Rush '28, isa major in the Medical Corps andregimental surgeon with the 162ndInfantry. Mrs. Carter is holding theSeattle home front while he is away.Ivar Spector, PhD '28, began hiseducation in Russia, took his AM atNorthwestern, and returned to theNear East after receiving his doctorate, and joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 1931. Heteaches Russian language, literature,and history. Dr. Spector has alsopublished numerous articles andbooks, including a novel.A native of the West with herundergradute degree from the University of Oregon, Winifred E. Weter,AM '30, PhD '33, is a member of theSeattle Pacific College faculty whereshe teaches classical languages.John L. Fretz, MD Rush '34, whohad his undergraduate work at theCollege of PugetSound, returned to Seattle five years agowhere he now specializes in gynecology andobstetrics. His home ^is on Lake Washington where he can drop a line over thefront porch rail when Friday's menucalls for fish.James G. Stubblebine, '33, MDRush '36, who helped finance hisundergraduate work at the Universityas a member of the Reynolds Clubstaff, has been a Seattle physician andsurgeon for the past two years. Hisson, Malcolm, is a lieutenant in theAir Corps and his daughter, LouiseElizabeth, is attending Reed Collegein Portland. The Stubblebines have20 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEa brand new modern home overlooking the sound. Both Dr. and Mrs.Stubblebinc enjoy flying and expectto have their own plane after the war.William H. Pierson, '36, came toChicago from the University of Texasto do graduate work in geography.During that time Mrs. Pierson was amember of the geography librarystaff. Later they moved to Seattlewhere Mr. Pierson received his AMfrom the University of Washington.In 1942 ho was with the State Department in Washington, D. C, whenhe was called back to the Universityof Washington to teach geography toArmy and Navy men. The Piersonshave two children: William Caley, 6;and Ann Eileen, 1.J. Edward Moseley, AM '37, spentten years on the editorial staff of TheChristian Evangelist (Disciples ofChrist) in St. Louis until 1943, whenhe moved to Washington whe^ earlythis year, he became copy editor onthe Seattle Times. This fall he movedto Oakland, California, to become executive secretary of the East Bay Fellowship of the National Conferenceof Christians and Jews, and an associate director for the Pacific region.Walvin R. Giedt, MD Rush '37, interned in Los Angeles and taught at the University of South Dakota wherehe did his undergraduate work beforejoining the State Board of Health inSeattle. He has two daughters, Barbara, 11, and Carol, 4.Ensign Susan D. Hoyne, '39, in herneat Navy uniform, was present atthe Seattle alumni meeting. She isstationed at the Naval air station andthoroughly enjoys her work and herlocation.After getting his master's degreeOscar E. Whitebook, AM '39, made apersonal survey of the cities where hemight wish to operate in the socialservice field. Seattle got the decisionand, following a period with theCouncil of Social Agencies, he now isdirector of research and statistics forDistrict 9 of Federal Public Housing.Born in Luxembourg, Max R.Nicolai, JD '41, came to America andthe home of a relative at Tacoma.Before coming to Chicago for his lawwork he received his bachelor's degreeat the University of Washington. Heis now practicing law in Seattle. Hehas one son, Carl, who is 2.Beverly A. Cope, MD '43, is interning at the U. S. Marine Hospitalin Seattle. He is a lieutenant in theMedical Corps.. Robert L. Beal, MD '43, who didhis undergraduate work at MontanaState, is in the Army Medical Reserve Corps and interning at the Marine Hospital in Seattle. Mrs. Beal,who. was Peggy Anne O'Neil, '43, andwas formerly a fashion advertisingwriter, is with the personnel divisionof Boeing — the B-29 plant. Peggy isteaching in the company's nurseryschool.Elmer R. Brill, '43, taught mathematics and physics at the Lakesideschool in Seattle during the past year.From Whidley Island, where hefacetiously claims to be in charge of aNavy men's haberdashery (SupplyCorps), Ensign Alexander Harmon,'43, and his wife crossed over to Seattle for a visit with the associateeditor and remained for the alumnidinner. Ensign Harmon financed hisSchool of Business education by serving as manager of the Reynolds Club.Mrs. Harmon is the daughter of Dr.A. L. Cameron, '14, MD Rush '16,who made an outstanding record asFoundation chairman for Minot,North Dakota, this year.For the past year Ellen Erbe, SM'43, has been with the University ofWashington School of Nursing.A merica's most popular* baconis the brandwith the sweetsmoke taste* Votes proved Swift's Premium Baconmore than twice as popular as its nearest competitor! And remember — it costs no ration points. Your first duty toyour country:BUY WAR BONDSTHE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE 21NEWS OF THE CLASSES? IN THE SERVICE *Lt. Col. E. R. Bowie, '10, has addedanother hobby to his list since beingstationed at Fort Benning. He is raising English setters — has two growndogs and one litter of pups, one ofwhich he kept and considers the finestdog on the post. He is continuing aschief of the x-ray service in the regional hospital at the Fort.Col. Norman Lee Baldwin, '11,after fourteen months with the 5 thArmy in North Africa and Salerno, isnow at Fort Sam Houston helping towhip into shape the troops remainingin the U. S. that may be destined foroverseas service. He says he is starting to feel about as tired as he used tofeel after Red Whiting used to leadthe 1910 football squad twice aroundStagg Field gridiron after a murderous scrimmage with the scrubs (whichincluded such "sissies" as Nels Norgren, John Schommer, Wallie Staffen,and others). The colonel adds thathe can't get used to steaks, ice, running water, etc., all over again.Major Raymond E. Davies, MDRush '17, is executive officer at theGeneral Hospital at Camp Barkeley,Texas.Col. Johri Huling, Jr., '17, is commanding the Navajo Ordnance Depotnear Flagstaff, Arizona. His contribution to the war is finding enoughlabor to move a trainload of ammunition a day. He is finding that laborhas resolved itself into recruiting andindustrializing Navajo and Hopi Indians from the hogans that dot thePainted Desert of Zane Grey ¦ — theimpact of the twentieth century onthe remains of the Stone Age.Major John McDonough, '28, is ina "fairly distant part of the world,"but has had the good fortune to runon to a couple of alumni recently. Hewrites: "I had a thoroughly pleasantvisit with Lt. Comdr. David H. Annan, '19, who was a Deke back in thedays when the Dekes were a greatgang of gentlemen, scholars, and realathletes. David came out here on aspecial mission which has taken himthrough some extremely interestingplaces. I should say that he is aboutthe most widely travelled alumnus inthis war. I also had a very pleasantreunion with Lawrence Beall Smith,31, in London, just before leaving forIndia. Larry was all set to go intoFrance and paint some pictures forthe Medical Corps. Sometime laterI had a letter from him telling aboutthe horrors of war as he viewed them. No doubt by now some of his workin Normandy has been published.Larry is a great boy and he is certainly one of the younger alumniwhose record of accomplishment inthe future will bring honor to hisAlma Mater."Major George DeDakis, '30, JD '31,hasn't been in France very long, butstill long enough to realize how goodthe U. S. A. will look again.Sp.(T)3c George Faris, '32, AM'41, is still in the special recruit training program, at Camp Peary, Va.,teaching the three R's to illiterate recruits who thereby become qualifiedfor service. Nearby Williamsburg,with its restored colonial buildings,furnishes nice sightseeing to the history-minded, George says.Lt. Paul Ashley, '32, MD Rush '37,has been prowling around out in thePacific for almost a year and has seenand done quite a number of things onhis fast light carrier. She's an excellent ship and has a fine crew, he reports.Capt. John M. Hoffman, '33, MDRush '37, was present as ship's surgeon in the Normandy beachhead invasion on D-day. He writes: "I havewitnessed the daily courage and outstanding bravery of a grand American team. Resistance has stiffened,and now on the German border country we all put forward our fight aboveand beyond the call of duty. Let usnot be fighting over this same ground for these same causes in anothertwenty-five years. Truly, the sacrifices which these men have made art-deserving of a better world in whichto live."Lt. Irwin Panter, '35, JD '37 hasbeen with the Air Transport Command for over a year and has traveled through Greenland, New England, New York, San Francisco, Hawaii, Brisbane, and Townsville. He'snow in his second post in New Guinea."The Army has treated me well," hesays, "but I'm a bit eager to get backto the old scene and the white shirt."Two events of major importancehave happened to Pfc. Martin Young,'36. Due to the labor shortage he hada thirty-day furlough to bale hay andplow on his parents' farm in Kansas,and now he has been assigned to anew heavy shop company for a shortpre-overseas training period.Lt. John Gaither Roberts, '36,writes: "Landed the job I havewanted since entering the Army, asphotographic officer in the Army pictorial service, after doing Cassino,Anzio, etc., with an Infantry division.On my first assignment on the ArnoRiver front, I struck a land mine andhave been hospitalized since. Rightarm is still in a cast. The importantthing now is that I'm on the wayhome, and quite fit after a toughsiege."Lt. Forest D. Richardson, '37, MBA'42, has served on a "kingsize" subchaser for thirteen months — eleven asexecutive officer and the last twomonths as commanding officer. It'sgood duty but its advantages will notDESTROYER ESCORT NAMED FOR ALUMNUSTHE destroyer escort, U.S.S.Walter X. Young, named forCapt. Walter X. Young, University of Chicago alumnus and member of a parachute battalion killedin action in the Solomons on August 7, 1942, was launched this fallWalter X. Young at Bay City, Michigan, from theDefoe Shipbuilding Companydocks. The ship was sponsored bythe officer's mother, Mrs. John J.McGeeriey of Chicago.A "C" man in wrestling whileat the University and businessmanager of Cap and Gown in1940, Capt. Young entered theMarine Corps Reserve in May,1941. He served continuously atvarious stations in the UnitedStates and abroad until his death.His valor won him the AmericanDefense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, thePurple Heart, the PresidentialUnit Citation, and the Navy Cross.Capt. Young was a Phi Kappa Psiand received his degree from theUniversity in 1940. His father, atest pilot in World War I, died asa r*esult of gassing.22 THE UNIVcompensate for the obvious disadvantages of being away from his wife(Hildegard Breihan '38) and his son,FDR, Jr., who is almost two.Victor Tepper, MD '37, has beenon Army active duty for two years.He is in Newark, N. J.Capt. William Butts, MD '38, ofSpokane, Washington, has been decorated with the Soldiers Medal forherosim in helping save six crew-members of a plane which crashedand burned near his base in Australia.The six men, badly burned, werepulled from the flaming wreckage andhad been carried only 150 feet fromthe ship when a bomb, exploded bythe heat, showered fragments overtheir heads. The rescued men all survived. "Our treatment of burns isvery successful now," he wrote "andalmost any degree of burn can bepulled through by the use of plasma."Capt. L. W. Zedler, '39, reportsthat life in France is one of continualmovement. The civilians are friendlyand appear happy to see Americans.When they stop in towns, childrencrowd about and ask for "bon bons"and gum — all over the world theAmerican GI is known for his abundance of candy and gum, and his loveof children.Sgt. John C. Prevost, AM '39, isenjoying "the general region inhabited by such natives as Dorothy Lamour and Betty Grable." He canunderstand why he doesn't meet themon his infrequent trips to Honolulu —there's so darn many sailors around!Lt. (j.g.) R. E. Kronemyer, '39,says that for the past two years theNavy has insisted on sending him allover the United states and other partsof the world to help fight the war.His desire to travel has been morethan satisfied during the months hehas been on Pacific duty. He hasserved on a destroyer escort for thepast six months and has begun "tothink and talk like a sub." Early inthe summer he bumped into his olderbrother (Jack, '40) who was justabout to fly back to the States on arotation of duty basis, after servingsixteen months in various and sundry foxholes in Pacific islands.William M. Wilkerson, '40, afterthree years with the Canadian andU. S. forces, no longer wears a uniform, due to medical discharge. "It'sterrific being free again/' he writesand hopes to return to the Quadrangles sometime for an AM.Capt. Robert B. Davis, '40, is inNew Guinea at an advance air base.His group "is the oldest and some saythe best fighter group in the SWPA."He celebrated his third anniversary in ERSITY OF CHICAGOthe Army last April by going overseasand his second wedding anniversarylast June. His son, Bobby, is sevenmonths old now.Sgt. Melvin Tracht, '41, since a(ew days after landing in France hasbeen unofficially assisting a chaplain,playing the organ for as many as eightservices in different localities on Sundays, as well as several during theweek. He has had some pipe-organlessons with Mack Evans, and enjoysnothing more, so that little experiencehas been put to some good use. Hewrites: "I'm still living in the 'chateau' — have just one other livingwith me and he is able to spend quitea bit of time there, so keeps the placein good shape. As for me, I leaveearly in the morning and ordinarilydon't return until well late at night:I spend most of my time in and outof Chaplain McEldowney's office,working for him, but recently we secured several more chaplains to workwith us here, and I've been very busywith them — driving quite a bit also.Chief thrill of the year took place lastweek, when I spent a couple of daysin Paris. The chaplain, a friend, andmyself went there on business, butwe spent several hours (much tooPOND LETTER SERVICEEverything in LettersHooven TypewritingMultifjraphingAddressograph Service MimeographinoAddressingMailingHighest Quality Service Minimum PricesAll Phones 418 So. 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Of course, I am hoping to? get there again and do the place up" better, but I surely did appreciate this- first oportunity to see Paris."* Interesting but not exciting is ther way Lt. William Bond, '40, MD '42,describes his present assignment att the Army and Navy General Hospital, in Hot Springs, Arkansas.Lt. Robert Boyer, '40, upon receiv-: ing his commission, has been assignedr to the Army Air Forces as navigator.Lt. George J. Tatzmann, '40, aftert shifting around in the jungles and1 various islands, has finally landed inI a post where one can live like a civi-: lized person, and if it weren't for the) desk work he would like the job fine.He writes: "Jungles have a strangefascination — with flowers, trees, bugs,and stuff, and if you don't mind afew as companions you can have a lotof fun. The Army has given me avaried education, but am longing forthe days when I can return to theMidway and refresh my formal education. I doubt if the lore I've learned\ would help me very much in treadingthe traffic of the big cities, both inbusiness and living."Lt. (j.g.) George Cotsirilos, '41,LLB '42, says "this attack transportduty is like running a floating hotel.There's a bath for every room, butthere aren't many rooms." After sixmonths in the States he is all set forhis second cruise.Lt. (j.g.) Joseph Molkup, '41, hasbeen afloat with the Navy for abouteight months and says that althoughthe Navy way of life is efficient, clean,and decisive, he's quite eager to return to the good old round-table techniques.Lt. Jack Atlee, '41, is at navigationschool at Selman Field and says thework is very interesting. He is nowmarried to Elinore Rosenbaum whowas studying sociology and educationat the LT. of C. when he was gettinghis bachelor's, and they have a "cutelittle house in the town of West Monroe, Louisiana, a car, and are enjoying life very much as if we were civilians."THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINESgt. William E. Price, '41, is overseas and so can't be home to celebratehis daughter's first birthday thismonth.Pvt. Lawrence C. Traeger, '41, ison the Italian fighting front.Capt. Joseph Eckert, MD '41, finished a short stay in India and hasgone on to the jungles of Burma. Thechange was welcome but it didn'ttake him long to decide he wouldn'tlike to settle there.Lt Charles Paltzer, '41, graduatedfrom navigation school at Hondo AirField last summer and has been ap-uointed an instructor of navigation atthe same place. He and his wife(Marjory Hibbard, '42) were in Chicago for two weeks during the summer.To M/Sgt. William DeHuszar, '42,crossing over from England and theadvance through conquered townsand villages of France have been anunforgettable experience. Now he'sliving in the woods and things look"warlike."Capt. George Cowan, AM '42, andhis fellow Marines are "cooling their75 mm. pack howitzer tubes at a restcamp after such places as Kwajalein,Saipan, Tinian, and other places ofless sanguinary association. They lookforward "with mixed feelings" towardnew battles.Gunner Andrew J. Morse, '42, iswith the Canadian Army overseas.Ensign Frederick Beattie, '43, tookpart in the Normandy invasion, whichproved most interesting "to one freshfrom the textbooks of social science."He's looking forward to returning tothe LTniversity to compare notes withold friends, to whom he sends greetings.Ensign Joseph Jacobson, '43 is witha Navy aviation repair unit in thePacific area.Jack L. Glabman, '43, is serving asgunnery officer aboard an LST in theAtlantic area. He is probably havingsome opportunity to pick up a few ofthose foreign stamps for his collection.S/Sgt. Deane R. Hinton, '43, is inItaly with the Army Air Forces andentertains but slight hope for an earlyreturn to civilian status.Lt. Willard J. Pierson, March '44,graduate in meteorology, has been attending the electronics training centerat Harvard and M.I.T. in connectionwith learning new techniques in meteorology.Pvt "Victor Herbert, '44 finds Infantry training a little tougher thanJune comps. Also, weather, hot; sergeants, tough; days, long; girls, none;hope, gone. He can't be optimisticwith so little behind him and so muchahead! Pfc. Joseph S. Mohr, Jr., '45, isstudying electronics and radiosondeoperation and maintenance at Harvard. He has spent all his Army lifein the East, but thinks Chicago is stilltops. Has seen several Dekes inBoston, New York, and Washington.Lt (j.g.) Katherine M. Rahl,- onthe Laboratory Schools faculty from1940 to 1942, is at Jacksonville,Florida, coordinating the Waves athletic program of twenty-three stations. She is anxiously awaiting overseas duty, the end of the w7ar, andthen her return to Chicago.Pfc. Charleton Bard, '45, afterspending some five months in the Infantry — two of them in the hospitalbecause of an eye infection developedwhile on maneuvers in the heartlandof the south — was transferred out ofthe division and sent to Camp Polk,Louisiana. He reports that the "paragraph troopers racket" is all right ina way, but nursing a Remington-RICHARD H. WEST CO.COMMERCIALPAINTING & DECORATING133! TelephoneW. Jackson Blvd. Monro© 3192Platers, SilversmithsSpecialists . . .GOLD, SILVER, RHODANIZESILVERWARERepaired, Refinished, RelacqueredSWARTZ & COMPANY10 S. Wabash Ave. CENtral 6089-90 ChicagoPETERSONFIREPROOFWAREHOUSESTORAGEMOVINGForeign— DomesticShipments55th & ELLIS AVENUEPHONEMIDway 9700 Rand is not exactly his idea of fighting a war. However, he has a coupleof U. of C. men there to keep himcompany. Together the three keepup many an hour of bull session aboutthe pre-war days on campus and allhave a firm resolve to return to theAlma Mater. Bard adds: "Can't saymuch for this 'Tobacco Road' country hereabouts, either from the scenicviewpoint or from the feminine interests one might be fortunate enoughto cultivate. After giving manyArmy IQ tests to mixed groups ofwhites and Negroes, I find perfectsubstantiation of stuff we had back inSoc."THE CLASSES1880"The secret for living to a ripe oldage is to be born of strong parentsfrom whom you can inherit the giftof longevity," observed Edgar BronsonTolman who recently celebrated his85th birthday with a party attendedby friends and relatives in his home inChicago. The guests included someof the best known figures in Chicago'slegal circle. Major Tolman, who gothis military title as an officer of Infantry during the Spanish-AmericanWar and who was director of selectiveservice for Illinois during World WarI, eats what he pleases, goes to hisLoop office every day, and is activeas an editor of the Bar Association'sJournal. He was born in India, graduated from the old University of Chicago, and received his law degreefrom Union College, which later became Northwestern University's lawschool. He has been engaged in active law practice ever since and wonnational recognition for his work inrevising the rules of civil procedure inthe federal courts.1899Ainsworth W. Clark spends much ofhis time at the Clark country home,Sycamore Acres, in Westville, Indiana, which he is part owner and manager of a group of farms in the Valparaiso and La Porte district. Mrs.Clark (Myra Pinney Clark) is analumna of Wellesley. The Clarks arcresidents of Chicago where theyspend their winters. Mr. Clark is atrustee of Kalamazoo College. Anonly son, Pvt. John Marshall Clark,is serving with an American tankregiment somewhere in France. Anonly daughter, Mrs. Arthur L. Gants,Jr., is a graduate of Wellesley, 1943.Her husband is a member of theNaval Reserve, Mus.l/C, and stationed at Trinidad, B.W.I.24 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE1905Albert W. Sherer, long-time advertising manager of the National BiscuitCompany in New York, has joinedthe McCann-Erickson company inChicago as vice-president. He is atrustee of the University and wasawarded an alumni citation in 1943.1906Stella B. Vincent, PhD '12, is livingin Pasadena. She writes: "My neighbor says that she is just quietly antiquing. I think that must describemy occupation."1901Katherine W. Paltzer is still withthe War Department in Chicago andunfortunately has no time to visitcither her friends or her Alma Mater.1902Edward C. Rosenow, MD Rush,became emeritus professor of experimental bacteriology at the MayoFoundation graduate school last summer. Because of the excellence ofhis health and the importance of somenew work under way, he lookedabout for a place to carry on his research and has accepted an invitationto join the California Institute ofTechnology, where he is now located.Josephine Miles, daughter of Mrs.Reginald O. Miles (Josephine Lack-ner, EdB '07), is assistant professor ofEnglish at the University of California in Berkeley. Miss Miles receivedher PhD at Berkeley and her AB fromU.C.L.A. She is a poet of note; hervolume of verse, Lines at Intersection,published in 1939, has received muchPENDERCatch Basin and Sewer ServiceBack Water Valves, Sumps-Pumps6620 COTTAGE GROVE AVENUE1545 E. 63RD STREETFAIRFAX 0330-0550-0880PENDER CATCH BASIN SERVICE1545 EAST 63RD STREETSPRAGUEIRON WORKS44 10 WEST ADDISON ST.TELEPHONEPALASIDE - - 2210A. J. F. Lowe & Son1217 East 55th StreetPlum bine — Refrigeration — RadioSales and ServiceDay Phones Mid. 0782-0783Night Phones Mid. 9295-Oakland 1 131 favorable comment all over the country. Mother and daughter are PhiBeta Kappas.1903Emil Goetsch, PhD '06, lives inBrooklyn and is teaching surgery atthe Long, Island College of Medicine.He is surgeon-in-chief of the CollegeHospital.1904Jessie Allen Charters, PhD, says sheis a "mere housewife." She has beenactive in community and state welfare work in Columbus, Ohio, but isnow "retired" temporarily in Columbia, Missouri.1909Helen Jacoby Evard writes: "MyJack, who was married a year agoOctober, is happily settled with hisbride in a two-room apartment inEast Orange, New Jersey. He continues in the Office of DependencyBenefits, now as first lieutenant, andworks and worries hard, and sniffsslightly about 'when I was in theArmy.' Harry was one of the victims of the Navy's sharp reduction ofNaval aviation cadets in late June,and after a more or less fiddling summer while the Navy figured out whatto do with them all, is now arrivedat the University of Pennsylvania inPhiladelphia for a, V-7 refreshercourse. Betty graduated from highschool in June, and is a freshman atButler on a scholarship. She is a PiPhi pledge and after two weeks ofcollege she continues to think everything wonderful. She admires herteachers and likes her work and hasgrown up most satisfactorily. Thesnapshot of the three was taken whenwe were briefly visiting Jack and Janelast summer. My mother used tocomment, when she was about myage, that she was 'busy runningaround in her half bushel.' I find IJack, Betty, and Harry Evard HUGHES TEACHERS AGENCY25 E. JACKSON BLVD., Chicago, IllinoisTelephone Harriion 7781Member National Associationof Teachers AgenciesGenerally recognized •¦ ene of the leading TeaehenAgenelei >( the United Statea.JOSEPH H. BIGGSFine Catering in all its branches50 East Huron StreetTel. Sup. 0900 -0901Retail Deliverie Daily and SundaysQuality and Service Since 1882MEDICAL BOOKSof All PublishersThe Larqest and Most Complete Stock andall New Books Received as soon as published. Come in and browse.SPEAKMAN'S(Chicago Medical Book Co.)Congress and Honore StreetsOne Block from Rush Medical Collegeunderstand that point of view morethoroughly now, for I am doing aboutthe same thing."1909Clinton. R. Stauffer, PhD, has goneto Sierra Madre, California, after becoming emeritus professor of geologyat the University of Minnesota. Whilethey were in Minneapolis Mrs. Stauffer organized and fostered the toylending library of that city, whichhas grown to quite an important factor in child life there. Their son,Robert Clinton, a graduate of Dartmouth and of Harvard, is a lieutenantwith the Amphibious Forces of theAtlantic Fleet and is serving inEuropean waters. For recreation Mr.Stauffer does quite a bit of huntingand fishing and likes to collect oldpewter.Walter F. Sanders, AM '17, of ParkCollege, Parkville, Missouri, is a national elector on the Missouri StateRepublican ticket, 3rd CongressionalDistrict.1910Harry Benner continues in the insurance, annuities, and estate planning field, with an office in the Boardof Trade Building in Chicago. Hisson, Capt. Harry H. Benner, '41, isin charge of communications andsignal work at seven front line aitfields in China and having very toughgoing.Abigail Lazelle, AM '31, has leftKemper Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin,o take a position in the modern'language department of Eureka Col-THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE 25BOYDSTON BROS., INC.UNDERTAKERSSince 18924227-29-31 Cottag* Grove Av«.All Phones OAKIand 0492AMERICAN COLLEGE BUREAU28 E. JACKSON BOULEVARDCHICAGOA Bureau of Placement which limits itswork to the university and college Held.It is affliated with the Fisk TeachersAgency of Chicago, whose work covers allthe educational fields. Both organizationsassist in the appointment of administratorsas well as of teachers.La Touraine Coffee Co.IMPORTERS AND ROASTERS OFLA TOURAINECOFFEE AND TEA209-13 MILWAUKEE AVE., CHICAGOat Lake and Canal Sts.Phone State 1350Boston — New York — Philadelphia — Syracuselege, Eureka, Illinois. She is also headof a girl's dormitory — MagdaleneHall.1911Hargrave Long since last June hasbeen with the Air Technical ServiceCommand of the Army Air Forces incontract termination and settlementwork, after twenty months as a priceattorney for the OPA in Chicago.Olive Bickell Griffis has been a resident of Chosica, Peru, for some yearsand teaches reading and writing inSpanish in Peru's campaign againstilliteracy. Her husband, C. N. Griffis,publishes the Peruvian Times. Theyhave two sons in service — Pvt. Davidwith the Air Service Command andLt. Donald, with the Chemical Warfare Service. Daughter Jean teachesEnglish to Spanish-speaking children.1912Mrs. Charles N. Sawyer (Myrta B.McCoy) remains in Chicago whileher husband, Colonel Sawyer, '07, hasbeen transferred to the HolabirdSignal Depot in Maryland. He ischief of the training division. Twodaughters are on campus this year,while a third is with her husband inSan Antonio, Texas.Maynard E. Simond, a partner ofF. Eberstand and Company, has beenelected to the board of directors ofthe Westvaco Chlorine Products Corporation.1913A. A. Bedikian, AM '14, DB '15,pastor of the Armenian EvangelicalChurch in New York, is proud of thefeet that his church has acquired a new building and cleared all of themortgage on it.1914Among the present officers of thet Association of American Colleges, wenote the following Chicago alumni:President Francis P. Gaines, AM '14,president of Washington and LeeUniversity; Vice-President MildredH. McAfee, AM '28, president ofWellesley College; and board member, Franc L. McCluer, PhD '28,president of Westminster College.Mrs. Walter Hoefner (Patty New-bold) assists in a variety of subjectsin the New York City high school.Besides physics and chemistry laboratory she substitutes in biology, generalscience, and typewriting; after hoursshe sells newspaper advertising.A. L. Cameron, MD Rush '16, hasbeen a resident of Minot, North Dakota, for nineteen years. After practicing four years he was instrumentalin organizing the Northwest Clinic,which has twelve doctors on the staff.There are four children in the Cameron family: Jean, a laboratory technician in her dad's clinic; Beatrice,wife of Lt. (j.g.) Alexander Harmon,'43; Malcolm, attending HaverfordCollege; and Bruce, a student atBlake School in Minneapolis. AsFoundation chairman for Minot, Dr.Cameron was the first to exceed hisquota this past year. A few daysafter receiving the quota set forMinot, and weeks before the campaign officially started, he mailedback gifts totaling considerably more— leaving the Foundation director atheadquarters with his mouth openand out of a job as far as Minot wasconcerned !1916David M. Key, PhD, now at theMcCallie School in Chattanooga,Tennessee, was made professor emeritus of classics at Birmingham Southern College last spring.1917Horace L. Olson, SM '18, PhD '23,has been appointed head of themathematics department at WesternUnion College, LeMars, Iowa.Prof. B. W. Wells, of the botany department at the State College ofNorth Carolina, addressed a meetingof the Federated Garden Clubs ofMichigan last summer in Detroit.Wells is a past president of the NorthCarolina Academy of Science and amember of the executive board of theNorth Carolina State Art Society.1918Ruth Herrick, MD '28, specializesin dermatology and has her office inthe Medical Arts Building in Grand Rapids. She was secretary of the division of dermatology and syphilologyof the Michigan State Medical Society for. 1943-44. She says she istoo busy for hobbies, but "still has adog who just waits for her to comehome and never asks any questions."1920Leslie Quant, PhD '44, has a position with the Chicago Teachers College.George M. Curtis, MD Rush, is atthe Ohio State University as head ofthe surgery department. He is alsochief surgeon at the Franklin CountyTuberculosis Hospital. He is muchinterested in the role iodine plays innutrition — one of the true "hiddenhungers" — and. wrote a chapter on"Iodine in Nutrition" for the Handbook of Nutrition published by theA.M.A. in 1943.1922Classmates will be sorry to learnthat C. J. Warden, PhD, lost his wifelast June. He is associate professorof psychology at Columbia Universityand has been in charge of the AnimalLaboratory of the psychology department since 1924. He has been editing several journals in his field and isthe author of many books. His latest,published with others in 1942, is entitled "Laboratory Manual for Experimental Comparative Psychology."Sidney J. French, professor ofchemistry, has been named actingdean of the faculty, a newly createdposition at Colgate University.French, an oustanding chemist, de-WILLIAMS, BARKER &SEVERN CO. •AUCTIONEERSAuctioneers and AppraisersPublic auctions on owner's premises or at ouisalesroomsAccept on consignment the better quality offurniture, works of art, books, rugs, bric-a-brac, etc.We sell on commission or buy outrightOur specialty liquidating estates, libraries, etc.229 S. Wabash Ave. Phone Harrison 3777BIENENFELDGLASS CORP. OF ILLINOISChicago's Most Complete Stock ofGLASS1525 PhoneW. 35th St. Lafayette 8400TINY TOTSTERILIZEDDIAPER SERVICE"was*. PLAza846426 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEveloped the lowest melting alloyknown, holds patents on severalchemical models, and is the author oftwo books and many articles in hisfield.Julian F. Smith, PhD, has left theOffice of Alien Property Custodian inChicago to become technical librarianand editor at the Institute of TextileTechnology at Charlottesville, Virginia.1923Louise Scheidt is taking a/ year'srest from teaching in) Kokomo, Indiana. At school she has been activelyengaged in extra cur riculars— homeroom guidance director, adviser forstudent council, adviser for auditorium programs, adviser for handbooks; was instrumental in giving thehandbook its permanent name, inhaving the council encourage socialactivities, and in building a concretepavement to the athletic field. NowMiss Scheidt will probably have sometime for the more personal diversionsshe enjoys — horticulture, interior decorating, and reading.Irvin N. Cross has been principalof the Hamilton elementary school inSan Diego for the past two years,after serving in the same capacity forseventeen years at the La Jolla elementary school. 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She has served as presidentof the San Diego Altrusa Club.Dorothy Grey, MD Rush, says thather general practice has become increasingly busy during the past fouryears. Her sister, Anna BarbaraGrey, '17, MD Rush '20, is in Nellore,India, carrying on medical missionarywork and is still hoping to return toMoulmein, Burma.1924At the request of the governmentof Costa Rica, C. Lawrence Christenson, PhD '31, of the economics department at Indiana University, isspending four months in San Joseas economic adviser on price control,under the auspices of the U. S. Department of State and OPA. Prof.Christenson is on leave of absencefrom Indiana.Mabel K. Staudinger, AM '25, hasjoined Northwestern faculty.Lois J. Fisher is free lancing in herown art studio in Chicago and writing and illustrating a book calledCartooning for Fun and Profit, forpublication in January by Wilcox andFollett. She illustrates a Sunday column, "Fresh from the Hills," in theChicago Trib and gives "chalk talk"lectures in the city and vicinity.1925William J. Breit, AM, has beenmade a full professor at the University of Arkansas.After three years as assistant atTrinity Cathedral in Newark, New Jersey, Rev. C. Daniel Boone has goneto the lovely village of Ipswich on theBoston North Shore, as minister ofthe Ascension Memorial Church. Hewrites: "And what a delight it is youcan hardly imagine. But I add this,too: not even the years at Cambridge,which were well steeped in both theology and the Harvard tradition, havedimmed in any way my great loyaltyand respect for the University of Chicago, and I hope I may be called onfor anything I can do for the University or my Class of '25. The rectoryhere is very handsome, but also verylarge, built originally in 1790 butsince enlarged and oft remodeled."1926Elsa Ernestine Schilling, AM, is aninstructor in the Liberal Arts Collegeof the Northwestern TheologicalSeminary and Bible Training Schoolin Minneapolis.At Corunna, Michigan, Alice Pearson is teaching Latin and English inthe high school.Queens College in Flushing, NewYork, has appointed Beatrice WatsonTourtebatte, AM '27, instructor inFrench.Elinor Brink, PhD, is active in theFlorida Federation of Garden Clubsand works with the clubs in the north-central part of the state where tobacco, cotton, watermelons, tung, andpecans are produced. She makes herhome in Monticello.1927Marjorie L. Pryor has returned toher Alma Mater to become secretaryin the education department.Won Han Wei, member of theChinese government's Ministry ofCommunications, has been in thiscountry on a special mission to studyshipping conditions and construction.1928Mrs. John J. Welker (DorothyWinters, AM, PhD '31) is with theAmerican Medical Association as amanuscript editor for its journal.Ruchiel Mirrielees, when not "prin-cipaling" at the McLaren elementaryschool in Chicago, is doing Red Crossnurse's aide work, knitting, and gardening. She's a trustee of the Morgan Park Congregational Church anda past president of the Business andProfessional Women's Club of thesame church.Roy R. Kracke, MD Rush, has leftEmory University as professor ofpathology to become associated withJefferson Hospital at Birmingham,Alabama.Ada Bess is with the Ford MotorCompany in Hamilton, Ohio, as a social worker.THE U N I V1929Since the death of her husband lastyear (Edward W. Wallace, PhD '32,MD '35) Helene Mynchenberg Wallace has been working for her MDand PhD in pathology at CornellMedical School in New York.1930Paul E. Burkholder, AM, is livingin Kenmore, New York, while working as an instructor of supervisors forthe Buffalo plants of the Curtiss-Wright Corp. He participates inmany community activities — the Exchange Club, Boy Scouts, as a member of a committee for the promotionof recreational activities for defenseworkers, and head of a committeepromoting an adult driving school.John C. Mayne, AM, has movedfrom St. Joseph, Missouri, where for6/2 years he was pastor of the Congregational church, to the pastorateof the First Congregational Churchof DeKalb, Illinois.1932William Kuhns, AM 34, is instructing in history at Culver MilitaryAcademy, Indiana.Maurice B. Finch, AM, is teachingin the Cincinnati Country DaySchool.Isabel J. Peterson is fourth-gradeteacher and director of the lowerschool of Northrup Collegiate Schoolin Minneapolis.Louise Hening Johnson, AM, hasbecome instructor at Dumbarton College of Holy Cross in Washington,D.C.1934Mrs. Jefferson W. Crane (ElizabethLukens) is teaching in the Wentworthschool in Chicago. As a pastime shelikes to study food and clothing.Elizabeth Liechty Eubank keepsbusy as secretary to a staff physicianin the division of medical sciences ofthe National Research Council, withan office in Alexandria, Virginia. Herhusband, Lt. Col. Charles G. Eubank,'26, is in India with the Army. He hasbeen flying into China in connectionwith his assignment and was planningsome mountain climbing in the vicinity of Mt. Everest while on furlough.Alma Leonhard, AM, teaches English at the Arlington Heights Township high school, Illinois.Wippert A. Stumpf, AM, PhD '41,^ consultant in school administrationfor the Agricultural and IndustrialDevelopment Board of the Universityof Georgia, in Athens.1935Virgil Puzzo, AM '37, has beenmade principal of the Lemont highschool in Lemont, Illinois. RSITY OF CHICAGOPhones Oakland 0690— 069 1 —4692The Old ReliableHyde Park Awning Co„#INC.Awnings and Canopies for Alt Purposes4508 Cottage Grove AvenueSTANDARDBOILER and TANK CO.524 WEST 42nd STREETTelephone BOUIevard 5886HOWARD F. NOLANPLASTERING, BRICKCEMENT WORKREPAIRING A SPECIALTY5341 S. Lake Park Ave.Telephone Dorchester 1579Two University of Chicago PhD'shave received promotions at ColgateUniversity. Towner B. Root, '21,SM '22, PhD '35, has become professor of geology, and Porter G. Per-rin, PhD '36, has been made a professor of English.Leilyn M. Cox, MBA, was recentlyappointed comptroller at the homeoffice in Wausau of the EmployersMutual Liability Insurance Companyof Wisconsin.1936William Hammer, AM, PhD '37, isworking for the Automatic ProductsCompany in Milwaukee, doing precision work on automatic controls.Etta L. Larson, AM, has been reappointed chairman in the businessdepartment of DeKalb Townshiphigh school, Illinois.American Home Foods, Inc., hasannounced the appointment of Robert T. Kesner as director of advertising of the Harold H. Clapp company, makers of baby foods. Beforejoining the Clapp organization, Kesner was assistant advertising managerof the Birds Eye division of GeneralFoods, having retured to that organization after an honorable dischargefrom the Navy, where he saw actionin both the Atlantic and Pacific areas.Kesner will make his headquarters inNew York.Raezella Klepper Anderson, AM,wift of Stuart L. Anderson, AM, minister of the First CongregationalChurch in Long Beach, is makingCalifornia headlines as minister ofthe Children's Church with her out- MAGAZINE 27standing religious program for youngsters. She also fills the pulpit for herhusband when he is away and assistsin many other pastoral duties. Justbefore the war the Andersons took ayear to circle the globe. They haveone son, Philip, who, they hope, willfollow dad and mother in the ministry.1937Marion C. Hays, AM, is teachingmathematics at the Harvard Schoolin North Hollywood, Calif.Henry E. Dewey, PhD has beendirecting civilian training for theWar Department at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.Elizabeth Nicol entered the RedCross foreign service last summer.1938Preston Van Kolken, MD, hasbeen a medical missionary for threeyears in French Cameroon, Africa.David E. Wilcox has 'been transferred from the Diamond CrystalSalt Division of General Foods at St.Clair, Michigan, to the headquartersoffice at New York as staff assistantin the personnel administration department.TEACHERSREGISTRY & EXCHANGE32 W. Randolph Street, Chicago ISuite 1508-10 Randolph 0739Administrators — Teachers in all fieldsMember of N.A.T.A.LEIGH'SGROCERY and MARKET1327 East 57th StreetPhones: Hyde Park 9100-1-2DAWN FRESH FROSTED FOODSCENTRELLAFRUITS AND VEGETABLESWE DELIVERTREMONTAUTO SALES CORP.Authorized DealerCHRYSLER and PLYMOUTH6040 Cottage GroveMid. 4200Used Car DepartmentComplete Automobile RepairsBody Shop — Paint ShopSimonizing — WashingGreasing28 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEAlbert K. Epstein, "12B. R. Harris, '21Epstein, Reynolds and HarrisConsulting Chemists and Engineers5 S. Wabash Ave. ChicagoTel. Cent. 4285-61939Mary Elizabeth Ambler, AM, hasbecome librarian at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois.Helen J. Pulaski, SM '42, hasjoined the staff of the Illinois StateHealth Department and is living inthe state capital.Josiah Crudup, PhD, dropped inat Alumni House while he was inChicago recently attending a meetingof the Kiwanis Wartime CitizenshipInternational Committee. He is president of his local Kiwanis in Macon,Georgia. Mr. Crudup did his undergraduate work at Mercer Universityin Macon, and came to Chicago ona fellowship from the General Education Board. He returned to his undergraduate school, whdre he is headof the department of physics andalumni secretary; in fact he foundedthe alumni association of Mercer in1929. His two sons are Joe, 19, inNavy school, and John, 16; in highschool. Crudup has also served asthe local Alumni Foundation chairman for Macon since the beginningof annual alumni giving. 1940Mrs. Aubrey W. Naylor (FrancesV. Lloyd, PhD) is working with theArmour laboratories as a researchchemist.Hudson Jost, PhD, joined the staffof the Mooseheart Laboratory forChild Research in Mooseheart, Illinois, in September.Jane Rasmussen, after teachingSpanish at Ann Arbor, Michigan,high school, has moved back to Illinois and is teaching the same subjectin the Highland Park high. Two ofthe past three summers she spentstudying ° and traveling in Mexico;last summer's vacation was in California.1941Ogden Poole is an instructor ofbiology at the Shattuck MilitaryAcademy in Faribault, Minnesota.Wheaton College has appointedAlbert S. Nichols, PhD, an associateprofessor.Hollins College in Virginia announces the appointment of Sara J.Rhoads as instructor in chemistry.Glenna E. Snapp, AM, is doingpersonnel work with the StoufferCorporation in Cleveland.Fred J. Jackson, AM, ministers toa small rural charge in Northern Ontario, Canada, over 300 miles north ofToronto. In winter he walks sixteen miles through deep snow eachSunday, with the temperature sometimes 50 degrees below zero. He hasthree services on Sunday, with fourin the summer months, and "likes thework very much."Jennie M. Kahl is assistant superintendent of nurses at the NorwalkGeneral Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut. The hospital has increasedits capacity this year and the schoolof nursing nearly doubled, so everyone has been kept busy, she writes.Edmund Villela de Chasca, PhD,who during the last year has been amember of the Romance languagesdepartment at Oberlin College, hasbeen appointed associate professor ofSpanish in charge of Latin Americanstudies in the graduate school of theUniversity of Southern California.Joseph L. Mihelic, PhD, retiringpastor of the Presbyterian church inCoal City, Illinois, has been appointed acting professor of Old Testament and Exegesis at the DubuquePresbyterian Seminary. He has beenwith the University of Dubuque, ofwhich the seminary is a part, on atemporary basis for a year and haswon a reputation as both scholar andteacher. 1942Kathryn E. Beckman, AM, is withthe National Girl Scouts in an executive capacity.Gerhard K. Kalisch, PhD, hasgone to Cornell to teach mathematicsuntil the first part of the year.District Two of the ConsolidatedSchools of Shepherd, Michigan, hasCharles Montooth as teacher of history and director of the band.Eileen Barry, PhD, is in Canada asa social worker for the child welfaredivision of the Manitoba government.Gwendolyn L. Roddy, AM '44, hasbeen appointed instructor in MorrisBrown College at Atlanta, Georgia.Elisabeth Rest, MBA, is a commercial teacher at the Galva high school,Galva, Illinois.William D. Grampp, AM, PhD '44,has become a vice-consul for theAmerican Foreign Service Auxiliary.Rosamond L. Rathbone, MBA, hasmoved from Omaha, where she waswith the Van Sant School of Business, to Salt Lake City where shehas been assigned to teach shorthandand typewriting in the upper divisionof the West high school.EASTMAN COAL CO.Established 1902YARDS ALL OVER TOWNGENERAL OFFICES342 N. Oakley Blvd.Telephone Seeley 4488Phone: Saginaw 3202FRANK CURRANRoofing & InsulationLeaks RepairedFree EstimatesFRANK CURRAN ROOFING CO.8019 Bennett St.GEORGE ERHARDTand SONS, Inc.Painting— Decorating — Wood Finishing3123 PhoneLake Street Kedzie 3186CLARK-BREWERTeachers Agency61st YearNationwide ServiceFive Offices — One Fee64 E. Jackson Blvd., ChicagoMinneapolis — Kansas City, Mo.Spokane — New YorkTHE UNIVERSITYOF CHICAGO MAGAZINE 291943The American Red Cross in Phoenix, Arizona, has taken on JessieCraig Obert, SM, as director ofnutrition, while Ruth P. Werner isworking in the same field for theAmerican Hospital in Chicago.Grinnelf College, Iowa, has appointed J. Stanley Hipp, AM, instructor in the English deparment.Isabel Dorothy Taylor, AM, sincelast March has been working on themedical and chest services at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, the greatmedical center for that section. Ina sense, she says, the work can becalled pioneering, for the medical-social need is great and is almost untouched in the isolated areas insofaras meeting it is concerned.Frances Acomb, PhD, has left herteaching job to become a researchanalyst for the historical division ofthe Army Air Forces in Washington.Robert P. O'Donnell is in Washington studying for a master's degree in philosophy. His brother, William, was last heard from "somewhereeast of Paris" with General Pattonand an "IBM" machine tucked underhis left elbow. The only other livingChicago man in the O'Donnell clanTELEPHONE HAYMARKET 4566O'CALLAGHAN BROS., Inc.PLUMBING CONTRACTORS21 SOUTH GREEN ST.MacCormac School ofCommerceBusiness Administration and SecretarialTrainingDAY AND EVENING CLASSESAccredited by the National Association of Accredited Commercial Schools.1170 E. 63rd St. H. P. 21,30TuckerDecorating Service5559 S. Cottage Grove Ave.Phone MIDway 4404 was last heard from at his port ofembarkation — Tim, who was on hisway to Berlin with an ordnance battalion.Elaine G. Heft is employed by theVan Straaten Chemical Company inChicago as chemist.Chemist's assistant Bernice Balinis at the Standard Varnish Works inChicago.1944Martha Mitchell, AM, is holdingan Encyclopaedia Britannica Fellowship at the U. of C. this year.Alicerose Schnadig Barman, AM,is retail training supervisor with Al-den's Chicago Mail Order Company.Carleton College in Minnesota hasMargaret A. Emerson, AM, as anassistant in the sociology department.Edith L. Kelso, AM, is teaching biology at Brenau College, Gainesville,Georgia.Frank A. Lundy, who has completed work for the PhD at the University, has become the new directorof libraries at the University of Nebraska.SOCIAL SERVICEDora Goldstine, AM '31, assistantprofessor of medical social work,spoke at the meeting of the AmericanHospital Association in Cleveland onOctober 3. Her topic was "PersonnelShortages in Medical Social Work:Their Significance for the HospitalAdministrator."Nancy Upp, AM '44, has returnedto the University and has been madefield work instructor, supervising students in the Cook County Bureau ofPublic Welfare.C. Melvin Philbrick, AM '39, hasbeen made port executive of theUnited Seamen's Service in San Francisco, California.Margaret Williamson, AM '41, hastaken a position as director of socialservice in the Pierce County Hospitalof Tacoma, Washington.Lan Donia Mathews, AM '44, hastaken a position as medical socialworker in the Los Angeles GeneralHospital.Of the students who took themaster's degree at the summer Convocation Edna Auchstetter has takena position with the American RedCross in Chicago; Norah Kennedy aspsychiatric social worker in the military welfare services of the Red Crossin the Pacific area; Theodora Allenhas accepted a position for overseasduty with c UNRRA; Flora IsabelBrown has joined ^he staff of the Seattle Mental Hygiene Clinic in Seattle, Washington; Helen Brundagehas accepted a position as child welfare worker in the New York State EXTRA CAREMAKES THEEXTRA GOODNESSA Product ofSWIFT & CO.7409 S. State StreetPhone Radcliffe 7400Ajax Waste Paper Co.2600-2634 W. Taylor St.Buyers of Any QuantityWaste PaperScrap Metal and IronFor Prompt Service CallMr. B. Shedroff, Van Buren 0230Department of Public Welfare andhas been assigned to the New YorkState Training School in Hudson.Ruth Deeds has taken a position withthe Council of Social Agencies in Indianapolis; Barbara Eppstein with theJewish Family Service Agency in SanFrancisco; Florence Hodge with theFamily Welfare Association of LosAngeles. Dorothy Knapp is child welfare consultant in the Arizona StateBoard of Social Security and SocialWelfare in Phoenix; Myril Landsmanis with the children's division of theChicago Welfare Administration;Ruth Osgood is a child welfare worker in the Department of Public Assistance in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho;Ruth Ryan is supervisor in the' JewishChildren's Bureau of Chicago; Phyllis Shook with the Kansas Children'sHome and Service League in Topeka,Kansas; and Margaret Zener with thepublic assistance division of the SocialSecurity Board in the Chicago districtoffice. Eulalia Ehdres has accepted aposition as medical social worker inthe University of Chicago Clinics,and Mary Lou Mcllhany with thesocial service department of Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville,Tennessee. Margaret Hoffman hasreturned to her position on the faculty of the social work department atWest Virginia University in Morgan-30 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEplacfestone decorating^erbtcePhone Pullman 917010422 &i)obeg 8foc, Chicago, 3fll.Timothy A. BarrettPLASTERERRepairing A Specialty5549 S. Cottage Grove Ave.Phone Hyde Park 0653town and Marian Lowe has joinedthe faculty of the Graduate School ofSocial Work of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.MARRIAGESElizabeth Llewellyn of Evanstonand Frank P. Breckinridge, '19, weremarried on April 15. They are living at 5735 Blackstone Avenue, Chicago.Anne Elizabeth Wentworth, AM'28, was recently married to John C.Worthen. They are living at 6137Kenwood Avenue, Chicago 37.Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kornel ofBrooklyn, New York, announce themarriage of their daughter, Helen, toAdam Krol, '38, on August 6. TheKrols are at home in Kew Gardens,Long Island, where the bridegroomis employed as a research chemist.Kathryn Weinberg, '40, became thebride of Monroe W. Abels last January 15. When last heard from thecouple was stationed in San Diegobut "looking forward to a return toGod's part of the U. S. A.— Chicago,"the bride wrote.Capt. J. H. Cover, '41, and AlbertaCheaney were married on July 22 atthe First Unitarian Church in Chicago. Capt. Cover is stationed with GEO. D. MILLIGANCOMPANYPAINTING CONTRACTORS2101-9 South Kedzie AvenuePhone: Rockwell 8060Alice Banner Englewood 3181COLORED HELPFACTORY HELPSTORESSHOPSMILLS FOUNDRIESEnglewood Emp. Age ., 5534 S. State St.E. J. Chalifoux '22PHOTOPRESS, INC.Planograph — Offset — Printing731 Plymouth CourtWab.ih 8182Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Jim the Materiel Command at WrightField and the couple is at home inDayton.An unusual wedding took place inGraham Taylor Chapel on September9 when Yun Soong Chock, '43, MS'44, became the bride of VernonKang Sung Jim, '42, MD '44, son ofMr. and Mrs. A. K. Jim of Maui,T.H. Maid of honor was Laura Engand bridesmaids included MarionDavis, studying for her master's degree in the zoology department, andFlorence Eng, former U. of C. student. The flower girl was the littledaughter of Dr. Graham Chen, research associate in pharmacology,who gave the bride away. Best manwas Robert T. S. Jim, freshman medical student, and ushers were Dr.Duke Choy, who interned at the University and is now resident in pediatrics at Billings, and Ralph Lum,junior in the Medical School. Thebride's mother, Mrs. Chock Hong ofHilo, sent a box of rare orchids byairmail from Hawaii, which wereused in her daughter's bouquet andgoing-away corsage. Dr. and Mrs.Jim are making their home in Chicago, while he is interning at CookCounty Hospital and she is working inthe research department of the Encyclopedia Britannica.On May 3 Mary Emeline Eaton,'41, was married to Andrew JacksonEaton, PhD '44, in the First Presbyterian Church at Marshall, Michigan.Cynthia Sibley, '44, was married onJuly 22 to Dr. Robert C. Cogswell,Jr., in Hamilton, Ohio. The newly- T. A. REHNQUIST CO.r; 7 CONCRETE\J/ FLOORSx™* SIDEWALKS\\ V MACHINE FOUNDATIONSw EMERGENCY WORKv ALL Wentworth 44226639 So. Vernon Ava.ECONOMY SHEET METAL WORKS•Galvanized Iron and Copper CornicesSkylights, Gutters, Down SpoutsTile, Slate and Asbestos Roofing•1927 MELROSE STREETBuckingham 1893weds are at home at 3743 ReadingRoad, Cincinnati 29, Ohio.Carlyn Truax, '44, was married toCorp. James H. Drumm, Jr., of theArmy Air Transport Command inMiami, Florida, last Fourth of July.Elizabeth Dorley Stern, MBA '44,was married on July 1 1 in New YorkCity to Sgt. Peter J. Spiegel of Bogota, Colombia. At home: 610 PearlStreet, Fayetteville, N. C, while thesergeant is stationed at Fort Bragg.BIRTHSA son, Pierre Maxwell, was born toDr. Max Kleiber, professor of animalnutrition at the University of California, and Mrs. Kleiber (Margaret LeeMaxwell, PhD '37) on January 30.The Kleibers live on the DavisCampus.A son, Richard Joel, was born onSeptember 13, to Annette Ivry Su-kow, '38, and Lt. Comdr. MarvinSukow of the Navy Medical Corps.Mrs. Sukow is living in St. Paul,Minn.Stork-Line Special Delivery Servicesent the alumni office a service memo,special order No. 2, to the effect thatGeorge Rushing Kempf, weight 8 lbs.,was left at Gila County Hospital,AN ANNOUNCEMENTIt is with some pride and considerable satisfaction that I announce the arrival of my first son,Dexter Fairbank IIIBorn Lewiston, Idaho, 3 October1944 at about 0100.No further information is available at this time, but it can be assumed that both Molly and Lucyare pleased, and that Marjorie isonce again back in shape.Dexter Fairbank, '35Lt(jg') SC-V(S) USNRPlease post for 10 days on yourbulletin board.THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE 31Globe, Arizona, on August 12, in care0f mother, Eleanor Wright Kempf,'38. Cable notification sent to father,Capt. George F. Kempf, '35, JD '37,with the U. S. Army in France.To Lt. (j.g.) John Dunkel, '40, andMrs. Dunkel a son, William Carl, onSeptember 20. Proud father is recognition officer at Camp Perry, Virginia.To Betsy Piatt Weiner, MS andMD '44, and Lt. (j.g.) Robert G.Weiner, '41, MD '43, a son on September 26. Maternal grandparentsof the baby are Judge Caspar Piatt,JD '16, and Mrs. Piatt (JeanetteRegent, '17).ENGAGEMENTSMrs. George E. Kirsten announcesthe engagement of her daughter Gertrude (Polly), to Capt. Frank R.Breul, AM '41, now with an armoreddivision stationed at Camp Polk, La.Announcement has been made ofthe engagement of Martha Lewis andLt. Werner G. Keucher, AM '42,chaplain, stationed in New Guineawith the amphibious engineers. Bothare graduates of Franklin College.DEATHSLandon C. Moore, MD Rush '86,physician of Reynolds, Illinois, onApril 10 at Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa.Clifford W. Barnes, AM '93, diedon September 18 at his home in LakeForest. He would have been eightyyears old in Octo- ^^^^^^^^^_' ft ttM^ o^tW&Barnes had devoted more than half h*he served as educator, p h i 1 a n- Clifford W. Barnesthropist, sociologist, and clergyman.MOFFETT STUDIOCAMERA PORTRAITS OF QUALITYJO So. Michigan Blvd., Chicago . . State 8750OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHERU. of C. ALUMNISTENOTYPYLearn new, speedy machine shorthand. Less'Sort, no cramped fingers or nervous fatigue.Also other courses: Typing;, Bookkeeping,tomptometry, etc Day or evening. Visit,*"<« or phone for data.Bryant^ StrattonC O LiJ)E G E¦> S. Michigan Ave. Tel. Randolph IS75 His greatest work undoubtedly is theSunday Evening Club of Chicagowhich he founded in 1907 as "a service of Christian fellowship and inspiration in the business center andto promote the moral and religiouswelfare of Chicago." A memorialservice in honor of Mr. Barnes washeld at Orchestra Hall in October atthe regular meeting of the SundayEvening Club. The speakers wereEdward L. Ryerson, who had beenassociated with Mr. Barnes in theClub work, in the Community Fund,and in the Council of Social Agencies;Dr. Alfred Lee Wilson, pastor ofKenwood Church; and Bishop EdwinH. Hughes of the Methodist Church,who paid tribute to Mr. Barnes'breath of life, education, and culture and expressed the hope that theSunday Evening Club would be keptnon-sectarian. "Mr. Barnes knew thatartificial class distinctions were absorbed in the meaning of a ChristianDemocracy," Bishop Hughes said."He was born in Pennsylvania, theKeystone State, but geography couldnot hold him and he himself becamea keystone for many serviceablearches in Chicago and the world. HeDEWEY & WHALEN INC.Plain & OrnamentalPLASTERINGAuthorized All-Bond Contractors4035 Phone'Lawrence Ave. Pensacola 8040Ashjian Bros., inc.ESTABLISHED l»2lOriental and DomesticRUGSCLEANED and REPAIRED8066 South Chicago Phone Regent 6000BOYDSTON BROS.All phones OAK. 0492operatingAuthorized Ambulance Servicefor Billings HospitalUniversity Clinics, etc.CADILLAC EQUIPMENT EXCLUSIVELYACMESHEET METAL WORKSANIMAL CASESandLaboratory Equipment1121 East 55th StreetPhone Hyde Park 9500 appeared to be at home with the bigbass drum of the Salvation Army,with the music of the cathedral organ, and counted rabbis and priestsas his good friends. Were I one ofthe trustees of this club," BishopHughes added, "and the propositionwere made to make, the club Methodist, I would at once join the shouting group with my negative vote."Rev. Henry Dickie, AM '94, inToronto, Canada, on May 12, at theage of 81. He retired ten years agofrom the ministry, but had beenassisting in several churches untilforced to give up on. account of illhealth.John C. Hessler, '96, PhD '99,president of the James Millikin University since 1934, died on July 29 atDecatur, Illinois. Mr. Hessler hadbeen an instructor in chemistry at theU. of C. from 1899 to 1907. Hetaught at Knox College and at onetime was assistant director of the Mellon Institute of Industrial Researchin Pittsburgh. He is survived by hiswidow; a son, Herbert; and a daughter, Dr. Margaret Hessler Brookes,assistant professor of nutrition at theUniversity of Chicago, whose husband passed away on the same day asher father.Sarah Elizabeth Apps, '98, inAiken, North Carolina, on May 11,1943, as a result of a heart attack.Miss Apps' home was in Toronto,Canada.At the Evangelical Hospital in Chicago, Carl F. Weinberger, '99, MDRush '07, on August 14: He practised medicine in Chicago and wasformer chief of staff of the Evangelical Hospital.. Frank H. Hacking, MD Rush '99,physician, in Minneapolis on June 2.Frank G. Franklin, PhD '00, retired faculty member of WillametteUniversity, on June 9 in Salem, Oregon.John M. Baptiste, '07, on June 23The Best Place to Eat on the South SideCOLONIAL RESTAURANT6324 Woodlawn Ave.Phone Hyde Perk 4324HARRY EENIGENBURG, Jr.STANDARDREADY ROOFING CO.Complete Service10436 TelephoneS. Wabash Ave. Pullman 850032 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEm Kansas City, Missouri. He, witiMrs. Baptiste, was founder of theUnited Chemical Company andowner of a 60-acre estate which hehad recently tried unsuccessfully togive away to some charitable organization.Edward J. Williamson, PhD '07, onMarch 17 at Clifton Springs, NewYork. He was a former teacher atHobart College.After an illness of two years, William B. Bizzell, AM '12, presidentemeritus of the University of Oklahoma, on May 13 in Norman. Educated for the practice of law, heentered the educational field thirty-one years ago and had presided withdistinction over colleges in the Southwest, including the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas State Collegefor Women) and Texas A. and M.He went to the University of Oklahoma in 1925 and launched a ten-year plan of expansion, both physically and intellectually. One of hischief contributions was the establishment of the University of OklahomaPress. Dr. Bizzell always alignedhimself with those favoring a liberaleducation and held the oelief thatengineers, doctors, and lawyers wouldbe better engineers, doctors and lawyers if their background enabledthem to use and enjoy their leisuretime.Rev. Allan W. Cooke, AM '14,PhD '15, on May 6. In February,1943, after two years of retirementhe went back into the active ministry, becoming vicar of Old TrinityChurch in Troy, Ohio, and takingBEST BOILER REPAIR & WELDING CO.24-HOUR SERVICELICENSED - BONDEDINSUREDQUALIFIED WELDERSHAYmarket 79171404-08 S. Western Ave., ChicagoServing the Medical ProfessionSince 1895V. MUELLER & CO.SURGEONS' INSTRUMENTSHOSPITAL AND OFFICEFURNITUREORTHOPEDICAPPLIANCES•Phone Seeley 2180, all departmentsOgden Ave., Van Buren andHonore StreetsChicago 12 the place of the rector who is servingas chaplain overseas.James E. Arnold, '15, MD Rush'17, on July 17. He served in theMedical Corps in the last war andhad been for some time stationed atthe General Hospital in Minneapolis.Burial was at the Fort Snelling National Memorial Cemetery. He leavesa wife and eight daughters.Julianna M. Wild, '15, AM '34,Chicago school teacher, on May 28in Chicago.Eugene E. Bruckner, LLB '16, ofChicago on January 28. He is buriedin Norwood, Georgia.Alexander S. Kaun, '16, professorof Slavic languages at the Universityof California, died on June 23 at hishome in Berkeley. He had been afaculty member of the University ofCalifornia for twenty-seven years,where he received his doctorate in1.923 after studying at the Free University in what was then Petrograd.He had championed Soviet ideals butrefused to return to his native Russiato live because he said "freedom is toorestricted." Professor Kaun washonorary adviser of the Roerich Museum of New York.Henry J. Prof ant, '17, MD Rush'19, ear, nose, and throat specialist ofSanta Barbara, California, on April29.Carrie Ethel Baker, '18, died onAugust 23 after a long illness. Shehad made her home with her sister inNorwich, Connecticut.Elizabeth Rubincam Beatty, '18, onJune 17 in Chicago of a heart attack.Carl W. Apfelbach, '21, MD Rush'21, in June, 1943. He had beeenassistant professor of pathology atRush Medical College and physicianand pathologist at Presbyterian Hospital.On February 3 in Wyandotte,Michigan, after a long illness, HarryN. Omer, '22, assistant sales managerAMERICANPHOTO ENGRAVING CO.Photo EngraversArtists — ElectrotypersMakers of Printing Plates429 TelephoneS. Ashland Blvd. Monroe 7515ESTABLISHED 1908ROOFING and INSULATING of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation.He was a 32nd degree Mason, amember of the Detroit Consistory,and the American Legion.Dorothea C. Woodworth, AM '22,PhD '24, passed away on August 10in Santa Monica, California.Mary E. Branch, '22, AM '26,president of Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, a coeducational institutionfor Negroes, died in Camden, NewJersey, on July 6 following an operation. Miss Branch attended the Virginia State College for Negroes andafter graduation she served on thecollege faculty for nineteen years.During the fourteen years she waspresident of Tillotson she introducedimprovements that brought it to firstplace among the American missionarycolleges and second place among theNegro colleges of Texas.Elam J. Anderson, PhD '24, for sixyears president of the University ofRedlands in California, died on August 17. He had distinguished himself as a strong Christian educator inShanghai, China, and as president oftwo outstanding schools of the Northern Baptist Convention — LinfieldCollege in McMinnville, Oregon, andthe University of Redlands. He wasa member of the board of managersof the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society's board of education andvice-president of the Northern' Baptist Convention in 1937. 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Special manager handles Grade and Critic work. Sendfor folder today.LETTERSThank you for the Magazine,which not only gave me much interesting news but also brought me solace and comfort here in these officer-infested desklands deep in the heartof the C.B.I. Air Force headquarters,where with ever- swinging erasers wefight our way steadily through thedense entwining growth of reports,and where with smoking pencils wedaily process to death whole platoonsof records in this desperate, inkyBattle of Paper Hill.Yours with a triumphant cry ofour undying motto, "Not one statisticshall escape our compilation."Pfc. Howard R. Ogburn, '34IndiaMoved again — this time to Saipan,sunny, rainy, steamy Saipan. Gothere early enough to suit me.Capt. Frank W. Lynn, MD '42SaipanGraduated from Navy cook andbakers school at the University ofColorado in June, after a sojourn ina Navy receiving barracks in NewGuinea. Have now been assigned toa unit which will build and maintainan operating base for P.T. boats. Thebase will be of temporary construction and moved from time to time. Itwill be within the range of hostilities.The Navy has trained me as a combined cook, baker, and butcher somy job will be to feed the boys. Wehave a big war going on in the Southand Central Pacific and the Navy isperforming prodigious feats.Sl/c (SC) Donald S. Hartzell,AM '37South PacificBeen here about two weeks. Busytrying to make this isolated base aslivable as possible with a program ofmovies, dances, parties, athletics, music, and reading. Have bowling alleys, pool tables, library, movie hut,and gym.Lt. William H. Sutherland, '33IcelandStill U.S. Naval liaison officer andalso U.S. Navy port officer at PortSaid, Egypt.Lt. Edward F. Skinner, '36Egypt My hospital unit has been stuck inNorth Africa now for nineteenmonths. My existence has beenpretty routine and my present chiefconcern is that I don't spend anotherwinter in tents.Mildred Mench, AM '42American Red CrossAfter having spent seven monthsashore in the New Guinea mud andan equal number of months aboard aship in the Southwest Pacific, I havecome to the conclusion that shipboard life is the real Navy life. Haveseen most of the Southwest Pacificbases and islands and am ready fora little state-side duty.Lt. (j.g.) Verner G. Haag, MBA '41South PacificGot halfway to the States lastmonth only to be bounced backacross the Pacific by the killjoys atPearl Harbor. Especially anxious toget back to Chicago to see my wifeand new baby, Diane Eve.Lt. (j.g.) Robert M. Kamins, '40South PacificAfter serving as a yeoman in the9th Naval District Intelligence Office,Chicago, from June, 1942, to March,1944, I was transferred with a groupof ten men and two officers to London, England, where we were allgiven an intensive specialized trainingcourse at a Royal Naval Training Establishment in Wimbledon, in preparation for the then pending invasionof Normandy. On free time in London it was my good fortune to be ableto attend various plays and concerts,to visit Oxford and Stratford, and tosee a memorable performance ofHamlet at the Shakespeare MemorialTheater. Six of us successfully completed the training and were putaboard headquarters ships for D-Dayoperations. At the end of June wereturned to London only to find further orders sending us into the Mediterranean to Italy via Oran. OnAugust 15 I was among those participating in the operations off thesouthern coast of France. In thedays that followed I spent frequentliberties in Toulon, that great Frenchnaval base, the scene of so much recent tragedy — the scuttling of theFrench fleet in 1942 and the more recent fantastic devastation wrought bybombing, naval gunfire, and street- fighting between the boches and theF.F.I. Visited several Riviera resorttowns, none so badly hit, fortunately,as Toulon. Everywhere I talked withfriendly, hospitable people, happy tobe "liberated" despite the terrible destruction our arrival entailed. Ampresently in a large Italian cityawaiting early transfer elsewhere. Wecertainly have gotten around in oursix months overseas. Have almostexhausted the Italian repertoire ofthe San Carlo Opera Company; excellent performances, too. Perhapsnot so impeccably perfect and sophisticated as the "Met," but with aspontaneity and authenticity not tobe found elsewhere. I look forwardto the happy day when I can againsee the "City Gray," alumni and faculty friends, and above all, old palsof Phi Delta Theta, many of whomare much farther away from homethan I am.Y 1/C Robert A. Wagoner, AM '38ItalyHave been operating in Normandysince July. The medical departmentof the Army is doing a wonderful jobwith casualties that we sustain. Theevacuation and prompt care is savinglives that many would have thoughttoo seriously wounded to have achance. The French are veryfriendly and happy to have us eventhough we did have to damage theirhomes considerably as we drove outthe boche.Capt. Karl S. Klicka, MBA '41FranceServed twenty-one months in thePanama Canal Zone and SouthAmerica. Mighty glad to be back tocivilization again.Lt. Comdr. Thomas W. Keelin, '26Glenview Naval Air StationWaiting for order to ship out witha squadron of night fighters called"Marine Nighthawks." Hope to havemore interesting news to contributewhen we contact the Japs!Capt. Earl K. Senff, AM '33San FranciscoNow seeing France, Luxemburg,and Belgium by jeep. Enjoying mypresent assignment even apart fromtravel opportunities it affords.Lt. Richard F. Watt, LLB '42FranceA Jap givesyou 5 secondsto answer this-OR DIE -' >You are a planegunner . . . Herecomes a Zero The Jap comes inrange as you readthis . . . You lose UNLESSyou can answer6 questions fasterthan he canHow faraway is he?What is mycorrect range? What will airtemperature andaltitude do tomy shots? How muchwill gravitypull downmy shots? How muchwill thewind blowmy shots? He's going300 m.p.h.Where doI aim? My gun turretis several yardsaway. Whatchange in aim?This is the G-E Brain-in-a-Box that figures out theanswers. This gunsight computer contains thousandsof precise parts packed in a box no larger than anovernight bag. (No, the Japs and Nazis do not haveit.) It's in mass production by G. E. for U. S. planes. The G-E Gun Sight Computer figures the right answers tolife-and-death problems like these, and feeds them to the gunautomatically and almost instantly. The gunner is free to concentrate on the important business of keeping the enemy in hissights. Electronic tubes help the computer with its automaticthinking. Tiny motors relay the mechanical brainwork tothe guns.Each B-29 with its five G-E remote control gun turrets hasfive of these computers. The P-61 "Black Widow" night fighteris also equipped.About 70 engineers were employed on the computer alone.And G-E employees in seven cities had a part in this accomplishment.That's one job. But you would need several sheets of paperto write down all the confidential war jobs tossed into GeneralElectric's pool of engineering minds to solve. Sometime we hopeto tell you the rest. General Electric Company, Schenectady,New York.GENERAL^! ELECTRICBS2-B22-211Hear the G-E radio programs: "The G-E All-Girl Orchestra,"Sunday 10 P. M. 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