^ UNIVERSITYMAGAZINEnn»B *Ct-«THEUNIVERSITYOF CHICAGOLIBRARYV.5P.C * A^The University of Chicago Magazine is proud to announcethat it has been named winner of theROBERT SIBLEY AWARDas the most distinguished alumni magazine of the yearby the American Alumni Councilat its 4^nd annual meeting, Pasadena, California, July, 1957.MEMO PADUniversity of Chicago MagazineCited the Nation's BestJuly, 1957. For the second time in fiveyears the university of Chicago magazine was judged the best alumni magazine in the nation.A winning mess"The cover of this April magazine isa mess," I complained to Editor Anthen-elii last spring. "Too many units. Itmakes for nothing but confusion. Let'sget back to simplicity."While we were getting back to simplicity fan mail praising the cover began to come in. Reeling under thesethreats to my editorial judgment, Julybrought the knockout blow.THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEwas acclaimed the alumni magazine ofthe year by a selected panel of nationally known judges.First in appearanceOne of the four (out of six) categoriesin which we ranked first was appearance.Said the judges: Chicago seems to ussuperior on every point. The covers aredistinguished, superb, artistically out-of-t he-ordinary. The layout is clean andattractive. The picture story treatmentis good. There is really nothing aboutthis we don't like. And that's as highpraise as we can give. One is carriedfrom the cover into the magazine rightoff the bat.The judges could have left it therebut, no! They had to be specific: themost magnificent cover we've seen isthey wrote on clay [our April issuementioned above! Also, see cut).So be prepared for anything as yourfall and winter magazines start arriving. Who am I to tell the editor thatcover simplicity is the key to success!The judges concluded their impres sions of our appearance: We like thelayouts because our eyes are led intothe story. The editor is not afraid touse white space for the drawings. Wejust want to go on with it the minute wepick up the magazine,Other "firsts"Chicago ranked first in feature articles, (no second or third places were awarded , only honorable mention.) Thejudges said:Chicago's selection of topics, treatmentby the authors, and editorial presentation seem to have an air of professionalcompetence for which we det) eloped ahigh regard.On coverage of the institution thecomments were: There was no questionabout Chicago for first place. There isa level of sophistication which is notborn entirely of being in a metropolitancenter or even at a great institution perse. There is a quality about the writingwhich creates interest almost instinctively because there is no consciouseffort to sell the institution. It is bornof self-confidence.About alumni magazines in generalthe judges were impressed but distressed.They said:The magazines were difficult to judge.There is some terrific work being done —conscientious and serious. But it's beingdone at a kind of aggressive selling level.At Chicago ifs effortless.. . . We find that in this day of the "hardsell" the soft sell actually does the sellingjob better... hi stories where they [theeditors] are trying to influence publicopinion, that's a matter for direct selling,a7id we don't mind as much. But instories where they don't need to sell andthey try to — a story that wotdd standon its own feet without selling — it isConfusion wonOCTOBER, 1957 1Nor *he siliiesr aspectsbetter not to stick in all the adjectives.There is no question that the Chicagomagazine is superbly written. You haveto be prejudiced on its behalf because ofthe writing.Student news coverageChicago took first in student newscoverage. This was a mild surprise tosome of us. Unlike so many alumnimagazines, Chicago does not carry amonthly column on student activities.We prefer to feature newsworthy activities as they break. The judges appearedto agree:Chicago deals with important [student]topics and not with the silliest aspects ofstudent life. It has a nice range and isirresistably readable. Again, there isbalance. It takes itself neither too seriously nor too lightly, e.g., the pictureGOCHICAGOGOSpecial recognition awardsChicago placed second behind California for its stories about alumni. Ourswere "well written" but California'swere more "diversified in approach."In the surprise category, special recognition, the magazine was cited for its three-part story of William RaineyHarper (which we will soon publish inbooklet form) and for its strikingcovers ........ which is where I came in.The Sibley AwardRobert Sibley was tha imaginative,energetic executive manager of the University of California Alumni Association from 1923 until his retirement afew years ago.Bob had been an editor in his earlierdays and some of his energies were devoted to building one of the top alumnimagazines in the country. But he wasconcerned with the mediocre qualityof many alumni magazines. To combatthis indifference and to encourage professional quality he conceived the ideaof the Alumni Magazine of the Year.It was during his administration aspresident of the American Alumni Council (the national organization of alumniexecutives, fund directors, and editors),that Robert Sibley introduced his planand provided the funds for a bronzeplaque to be awarded each year to thealumni magazine professionally judgedthe best in the field. This became theSibley Award.Bob's hopes have been realized. Fifteen years later the improvement among allalumni magazines is striking. The Sibleyand other magazine awards sponsoredby the American Alumni Council haveinspired magazine work-shops and conferences with professional layout menand magazine editors. The competitiongets tougher by the year — and this isgood for alumni relations everywhere.This year sixty alumni magazines werecited from firsts and honorable mentionsto special recognitions in a variety ofareas. Bob Sibley's own CaliforniaMonthly was mentioned six times.This year's magazines which were closecontenders for the Sibley Award andwere named as Honor Award Magazines,(alphabetically listed) :Andover Bulletin (Phillips Academy)Arkansas AlumnusThe Emory AlumnusHarvard Business School BulletinHarvard Medical Alumni BulletinSooner Magazine (Oklahoma)Wellesley Alumnae BulletinFinally, there were four honorablementions in the Sibley category:California MonthlyColumbia Alumni NewsThe Michigan AlumnusVarsity Graduate (U. of Toronto)The Sibley Award Winners1943 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine1944 Technology Review (M.I.T.)1945 Ohio State University Monthly1948 Rutgers Alumni Monthly1947 Lehigh Alumni Bulletin1948 Harvard Alumni Bulletin1949 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine1950 Vassar Alumnae Magazine1951 The Johns Hopkins Magazine1952 University of Chicago Magazine1953 Princeton Alumni Weekly1954 The New Hampshire Alumnus1955 Sooner Magazine (Oklahoma)1956 The Johns Hopkins Magazine1957 University of Chicago MagazineThe judgesThe six judges for the 1957 SibleyAward Competition were:Mrs. Mildred S. Fenner, editor, National Education Association Journal;Charles W. Ferguson, senior editor,The Reader's Digest;Robert Quick, manager of publications,American Council on Education;Philip Quigg, assistant editor, ForeignAffairs;Donald M. Wilson, chief Washington,(D.C), correspondent, LIFE Magazine;F. L. Wormald, editor, Association ofAmerican Colleges Bulletin.H. W. M.2 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEfnTRs [sssueThis month, our cover and openingpages are devoted to portraits ofalumni who work for the United Nations.We think you'll find the people and theirjobs interesting. See "Alumni In theUnited Nations," Page 4.Eighteen- year-old Franklin Broude, apre-med student, isn't quite sure,but he thinks he may hold the world'srecord as the youngest impresario. His14-year-old brother, Alex, goes him onebetter — he's among the world's youngesttheatrical "angels." For an account of theBroude brothers' first fling in these respective ventures, see "Youngest Impresario" beginning on Page 8.In a skit entitled "The Receding Hairline," alumni of the veterans' vintagetook a good-natured ribbing at their second reunion in June. Ralph Wood, '48,one of their number, presented a seriesof slides based on a survey taken amongalumni veterans last spring. Purpose ofthe survey was to determine what hashappened to the veterans in the decadesince they left campus. A recapitulationof the survey begins on Page 13, "Children Are Conservatizing."Drawings for the article are by SheilaTarr, a student in The College.The day before Amos Alonzo Stagg's95th birthday, a huge bulldozerrolled up to Stagg Field and began demolishing the West Stands. World-famous as the site of the birth of thenuclear age, the stands have until recently been used to house low temperaturelaboratory equipment. A spanking newbuilding has now gone up across thestreet, an addition to the Institute for theStudy of Metals, and the low temperature lab has been moved into it. At longlast the University can remove the WestStands, now in a condition not worthpreserving. For a photo record of theevent, see Page 16.Members of the Class of '07 met inJune for their fiftieth reunion.Among the class' most distinguishedalumni, three members of the Board ofTrustees. Photos snapped at the meetingappear on Pages 22-23.For a run-down on the busy summerseason held by Alumni Clubs allover the nation, turn to Page 24. jS^^^S m^ UNIVERSITYWticaqoMAGAZINE ^J OCTOBER, 1957Volume 50, Number IFEATURES4813162224 Alumni In The United Nations — A Picture StoryThe Youngest ImpresarioChildren Are ConservatizingDeath Comes to Birthplace of Atomic Age —A Picture Story'07 Returns For Its Fiftieth — A Picture StoryAlumni Clubs Have Busy Summer SeasonDEPARTMENTSI Memo Pad3 In This Issue18 News of the Quadrangles24 Class News36 MemorialCOVERMousheng Lin, PhD '37, is a Senior Officer of the United Nations,serving as Secretary of the Commission on Human Rights, a positionhe's held since 1949. He supervises the work projects of the Commission, such as the international covenants on human rights, periodicreports on human rights, study of freedom from arbitrary arrest,detention and exile, regional seminars on human rights, and the like.In 1947-8 he was counsellor of the Chinese Delegation to the U.N.,and deputy representative on the Trusteeship Council. (Photo byMorton Shapiro.)THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE5733 University Avenue, Chicago 37, Illinois-Editor Editorial AssistantFELICIA ANTHENELLI ROSS QUILLIANTHE ALUMNI ASSOCIATIONExecutive Secretary-EditorHOWARD W. MORTAdministrative AssistantRUTH G. HALLORANRegional DirectorsCLARENCE A. PtTERS (Eastern) The Alumni FundORLANDO R. DAVIDSONFLORENCE I. MEDOWProgrammingELIZABETH A. SHAWWILLIAM H. SWANBERG (Western)Published monthly, October through June, by The University of Chicago Alumni Association,5733 University Avenue, Chicago 37, Illinois. Annual subscription price, $4.00. Single copies,25 cents. Entered as. second class matter December I, 1934, at the Post Office at Chicago, Illinois,under the act of March 3, 1879. Advertising agent: The American Alumni Council, B. A. Ross,director, 22 Washington Square, New York, N. Y.OCTOBER, 1957 3Alumni In The United NationsPhotographed for The University of Chicago Magazine by Morton ShapirojLJLndrew \Y. Cordier, AM '23, Phi ) '2(>, is executive assistant toDag Hanimar>kjokl, Secretary-( ieneral of the United Nations, Hehas held this post since 1(>46. when Hannnarskj old's predecessor,Trvgve Lie, selected him for it. In this role, he acts as "middlemanand peacemaker, trying to bring together countries bitterly at oddsover a tough issue/ ' reports The Nnc York Herald Tribune. Inaddition, he charts meetings, outlines programs, and runs the UnitedNations stall of approximately 3,200 persons from member nation vHe once said: "1 don't believe in the inevitability of any given courseof human conduct. It is possible to shape our own ends, and we mustdo so through the United Nations. Given faith, time, patience, intelligence and energy, we can get results/'4 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE¦ .:V £i?kA.. ,v.. -.¦ Vrc-vv; -&&£*&•.«¦ f"P^ ^:V?* •.':S:,i .^4/' i5- t"' •c^^^&i-ia.*-i''si^.^ -^'"--*fc .&"^¦*\-H^^vj""^-;" ^.r'-Vf^Vi^^ ^S^>5^"^?^: """jl/fartha liraii-omih. AM "3(>, PhD "12, i> (liief ..i' the Social1TX Ser\ ice- Section of the United Xatii>n> Secretariat. Thi> department concerns it-elf with international social, health and relatedprohlem-. tackling Mich thing- as family, youth and child welfare, careof the aged, higher standards of living, and wider employment.OCTOBER, 1957 5,:-^>^f Alumni InThe U.N.ContinuedI- arl E. Laehmann. JD "MllA AM *4o\ is Chief of the Internal ional Tax Section, under the4Technical Assistance Program.A tax lawyer, he gives advice ontax reforms, particular!) on theproblems of double taxation, andtrains people to administer taxlaws in their own countries.William 1. Abraham, MBA'42. is a member of the Department of Social and EconomicAffairs, tinder tht' U.N. Secretariat. A statistician, he works specifically on problems of nationalincome, and recent 1\ has beengiving advice to South Americanmember nations, at the request ofthese countries.James Osgood. "54. is assistantto the librarian in charge ofinterlibrary loans. This particularlibran loans books to nations allover the world.Dr. Hsioh-Ren Wei, PhD '28.is an Alternate Representative of China to the General Assembly. His principal duties areto represent China in the variousorgans of the U. N. concerningatomic energy and disarmament.He was formerly Dean and Professor of Physics at the University of Nanking, China. If it if f S f 1 1 1 1 § 1 1 1 1 iinf I * I I ! I I s I I f I I I f ! ; i ! ? •J 2 < ! I I I I I f i * 1 I 1 i I - * I i ?f | | | | , t i * 5 * . r * i i , , * * , >I 1 1i 1 1 1 ! t HIj j ! £lit*1 1 1 1 ! 1 1 1 i* t i i I I I I § 1 1 S Milillf jHi I I ! Im¦-. *•'*:-S&si ".^f|| i%'^%£ 91.|M £*rt_111 ¦«rv?^*ISS YoungImpresarioMORTON SHAPIROBetween shows, Frank hopefully watches ticket-seller Eighteen-year-old Franklin Broude maywell have set a new record for youthamong producers when he rented theOpera House to present a jazz concert66^1/Telb I didn't exactly lose my* * shirt, but you might say Idisplaced a few buttons."In a calm, dry voice, 18-year-oldFrank Broude was talking of hisfirst plunge as a theatrical producer.Frank recently established what isundoubtedly a record as the country'syoungest impresario, when herented Chicago's Civic Opera Houseto present several leading artists in"A Night of Jazz."But his young brother, Alex, hasan edge on him. At fourteen, Alex isone of the youngest "angels55 in thetheatrical business.Broude's "Night of Jazz" at theOpera House on May 17 involved aninvestment of $8,000. Broude's sharewTas half; the rest was put up by twofellowr students at the University,(whose names Broude declines to divulge), and the adventurous Alex."My little brother began debatingwith himself afterwards as to whether he had been quite smart," saysFrank with a smile. "But I don'tworry about him. He's already waiting a jazz column for his high schoolpaper."On May 17, this 18-year-old pre-medical student presented a bill toChicago jazz lovers which includedsuch top names as Dizzy Gillespie,George Shearing, Erroll Garner, anda handful of Chicago's leading discjockeys."It wasn't a flop/5 insists Broude,"We were unsuccessful, but wre didn'tlay an egg. We had half the housefilled. If we'd had the other halffilled we'd have made a profit."The Opera House seating capacityis 3,550, explains Frank. In two performances — one at 7 p.m. and anotherat 10 p.m. — he drew slightly less than3,000 persons."There have been shows in thathouse this year that drew less than400 people," claims Broude. "So we did comparatively well."Why two shows in one evening?"One pays the freight, the other paysme. Having only one would only reduce costs about 20%. The secondshow is about 80 9v profit if you fillthe house."We figure that we had about 45%of the number we could have had. Iknow now that the planning w7asn'tgood. The publicity wasn't as longas it should have been. It shouldhave run for six weeks — it ran forthree. You have to spread the wordby mouth long enough in advance sothat wThen it gets around tickets arestill available and the show's notover," he explains, relating the lessons he learned from his maidenventure.MORTON SHAPIROEighteen -year -old impresario FranklinBroude arrives at the Opera House forjazz show which he is to present.8 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEFrank is philosophical about theresults."In a way, I'm glad it wasn't asuccess. I learned more from thatone night than four years in businesswould have taught me," he reflects.F ,_L Rank s being under 21 created"some very interesting circumstances.""I had no trouble with the bookingagency. I've worked with them before, when I brought jazz acts to campus for the Jazz Club, so they werewilling to trust me. They took myhandshake for $7,000."The problem arose over the factthat the Opera House is rented by acorporation as lessor, and they operate rather strictly. I had no difficulty with them in signing a contract.But a few days before the show thepublicity began to get out that I wasonly 18, and they discovered my partof the contract didn't hold water because I'm a minor."A fellow from the corporationcalled me and said, 'Is it true you'renot 21?' ""Sure.""Why didn't you tell me?""Why didn't you ask me?""After all," explains Frank, with asmall grin, "You could hardly expectme to go around introducing myselfby saying, Tm Frank Broude. I'm18/"Well, we had only two days to gobefore the concert, so they rode itout. The concert stated that theywould be the first to be paid, beforethe musicians, and the pre-concertticket sales had already more thanpaid the rent, so they were safe."Frank, who is six feet three andweighs 205 pounds, is usually takento be about 25. He shrewdly plansto capitalize on his youth in his business ventures,"In the future," he explains, "myname will still be signed to contracts,except with the Opera House. In thisbusiness my only asset is my word,and I intend to establish myself onthat. Sure, my father could sign forme, but I'd rather he didn't. I don'twant a major backing me up. Besides look how good it is for publicity!'*Frank is prepared for the future.The youthful impresario proved, on his big night, that he wears well inthe face of crisis."I had lots of nightmares," he recalls. "The show got started 45 minutes later than it should have becauseof a contractual misunderstanding."I had assumed that the trio accompanying our first singer would also accompany another soloist whom I hadbrought in. Well, while the concertshould have been on, we hassledbackstage over which rhythm section would accompany the guy."This involved extra time on themusicians' part, and extra moneyfrom me. I had to give over an additional $250 in cash, during the show,for them to go on. I learned then andthere to get everything in the contract beforehand."The standard procedure is to paythe musicians 50% beforehand,through a booking agency. The remainder is paid in cash, the night ofthe concert. The musicians do thisto protect themselves, because oncea concert is over it's over."Well, I ran into trouble becauseI'd agreed to pay everybody — rent tothe house and pay for the musicians— between shows. This is a bad policy, because you're still selling ticketsfor the second show. I was prettyfrantic for a while, waiting for thecash to come across the ticket windows. Finally, with $4,000 cash on me,I walked from the main entrance tothe stage door."Next time, I'll have it put into thecontract that the musicians get paidduring the intermission in the secondshow. By that time I'll have settledwith the house, and things will beless confused."While his show might have been afinancial flop, Frank feels it was anartistic success, and he's proud ofthat.Metronome Magazine called it "oneof the best planned shows to comeinto Chicago in quite a while.""I planned it," says Frank, withpride in his voice. "It had a degreeof coherency, once it got onto thestage. Each guy had enough time toexpress his ideas musically. A lot ofshows come in with a long list of bignames, and the guys get only achance to warm up, and no chance todo anything."I tried as much as possible to giveeach group a chance to do something,by planning the timing. If I thought a guy was important I gave him moretime to have his say."Frank's eventual goal in life is tobe a psychoanalyst, and he hopes totake pre-medical courses this Fall.His aim is to go through the University's Medical School, helping to payhis way by being a jazz impresario.He first became intrigued with theidea of promoting jazz to earn moneyafter he fell in love with jazz itself."Jazz is not as regular a concertitem as other forms, but I hope tohelp get it there on a more regularbasis. Sure, we were working onshort capital, but my impression isthat most people in the jazz field do,"he says."My biggest contention is that jazzhasn't come any faster because eachperson associated with the dissemination of jazz is so involved with hisown position that he loses sight ofthe potential for the whole field.""I have nothing against nightclubs," says the young promoter,"and no objections to jazz artists appearing there. But when an idiom isidentified only with alcohol — and after all, drinking is hardly consideredthe greatest of social graces — it's justnaturally in an unwanted light, as faras groping for dignity is concerned."When Helen Traubel goes into anight club to sing opera, she's nothurting opera, because you still havethe Met. Besides, she's introducingopera to a lot of people who havenever encountered it."If jazz wants its respectability it'sgoing to have to associate with otherforms in the concert hall where it isheard as an art," he concludes.JL his is Frank's first attempt as apromoter, but he's had a prior flingat being a businessman. While in thesixth grade, he had a paper routewhich netted him about $2.50 a week.He hired two boys at fifty cents eachto do a major portion of the work,and pocketed the rest for himself.Frank's parents, Mr. and Mrs.David Broude, were somewhatagainst their son's plans to launchhimself as an impresario at first, butthey supported him in it, and despitehis flop, are willing for him to tryagain."They were worried that it wouldtake away from my main job in life,10 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEMORTON SHAPIROFrank, (second from right), watches from wings as Dizzy Gillespie performswhich right now is school," explainsFrank, "but when I needed money,they helped/'"My dad went into the ladies' wearbusiness as a young man, and thefirst time around he went broke. He'ssuccessful now, and he feels I have aright to try and fail, too. This is myladies' wear business try, I guess. Hedidn't really agree with me on mychoice, but he went along with meand helped out," says Frank."I think they're about the bestparents a guy could have, but I'dnever tell them that," he says with agrin.Mrs. Broude's solicitousness abouther son's activities was revealed whenwe called the country's youngest impresario for an interview. Mrs.Broude answered the phone and said:"Frank's sleeping, and I don't care todisturb him. He had one comp todayand he has another tomorrow."Publicity about his business ventures could wait, she felt. It was moreimportant that her 18-year-old son dowell in his studies.Perhaps it is Frank's enthusiasmabout his chosen work which has wonhis parents over,"This work takes less time than apart-time job I had on campus lastwinter," he relates. "I used to work 20 hours a week in Rosenwald, doingclerical work. Now I do most of mywork while driving to and fromschool. All it takes is planning. Between classes, say when I'm walkingfrom the first to the third floor inCobb Hall, I can stop off in a phonebooth and call somebody. It's mostlyfiguring what you're going to do andhaving somebody do it. This is mostly an organizational field,""I find I can even do business on adate, and boy, does that ever impressa girl!"I,„n the course of persuading jazzplayers to come to campus to performfor the Jazz Club, Frank has made agreat many friends in the musicalworld, including night club ownersand musicians.vtI took a girl to the Blue Note onenight," he recalls proudly, "and Icalled the manager beforehand. Hesaved me a table next to Duke Ellington's piano, and greeted me when Icame in. Duke looked down and said,4Hi, Frank', and you know, she'sdead!"Frank feels that his venture intobusiness has taught him a lot abouthimself, and other people, too. "I've learned that awe is the falsestthing a guy can be guilty of," he says."The only man I hold in awe is Bernard Baruch. He's sort of an idol.I'm interested in political science, too,and I'd like to be secretary of statewithout actually being in office, someday. That's what Baruch did withF.D.R. In addition to that, he's asmart business man."Frank hopes to be a smart businessman too. He has done a greatdeal of thinking about the businesshe has chosen to go into. "My folksare a little hesitant about this work,because of the fickleness of the public,This kind of business depends somuch on the whim of the public. ButI'm not an artist, I'm a producer, andwhen the public changes its mind I'llchange too, I'll anticipate changes, andthat's where I'm ahead of the artist.As long as I keep in contact with thepublic, I can sometimes beat it to thepunch — I hope/'This isn't the first gamble thatFrank has taken. He came to theUniversity on a bet."I planned to go to Northwestern,Well, I have a friend, Charles Mitt-man, [AB J57], now in the MedicalSchool, who was pretty active oncampus as an undergraduate. I'venever known anyone who's metOCTOBER, 1957 11i^-^*3?"'s"*".M ¦»¦¦*¦-•¦*..¦'.MORTONFrank signs check for Joe IVlusse. Associated Hooking Corp. agent.which he will immediately cash in order to meet payroll for performers.Charlie and didn't like him — unlesshe was jealous. He's smart in an unassuming way, and in that same quietway, very aggressive. He goes placeswithout seeming effort. He bet methat I'd like Chicago and stay, if Itried it, and I figured that if this guyliked it, there must be somethingthere I hadn't seen before."He won the bet. I liked it and I'mstill here. Incidentally, I won ascholarship to come here, too. But Ionly took the test because it gave usa day off from school. It took Charlieto convince me to come. I figured I'dgamble ten weeks — one quarter. Itwas worth it."I like the courses, and the freedom you have to approach your workon this campus. I like the people incharge of administration, too. I'mnot crazy about all of my fellow-students, but then, it's like any placeelse — if you don't like some people, you don't have to associate withthem," he states candidly.Frank arrived on campus two yearsago a confirmed jazz addict. Hecaught a Studs Terkel broadcast afew months before, and fell in lovewith this form of music.On activities night during Orientation Week, Frank went looking forthe Jazz Club, which was listed onthe program."After a little poking around I discovered it had disbanded." A nonexistent club was no deterrent toFrank, He went out and got ten signatures and formed a new Jazz Club.Frank put himself down as "momentary" president. He's still president, "and while we don't run theclub under the most democraticmethods, we sure get things done,"he says.When members complained recently at this lack of democracy, Frank offered on the spot to abdicateand hand the reins over to any member who wanted the position — andthe work that goes with it. He's hadno takers so far.Frank figured the easiest way toget started was to get advice fromsomeone who knew something aboutjazz, so he went to Daddy-O-Daylie,one of Chicago's most popular discjockeys."He said to try to get it off theground, and that if it worked, he'dhelp me. Later on, he introduced meto people like Billy Taylor, a modernjazz pianist, who came out to campuslast spring and gave a demonstration,without pay." Marty Faye, anotherlocal disc jockey, has also been veryhelpful.Frank thinks the club had a luckybreak when William O'Meara, Professor of Philosophy in the College,was appointed faculty advisor."He knows a lot about jazz fromthe '30's, and early '40's, and he hastaught us a lot about that period,"relates Frank. "We've taught him alot about modern jazz."First step for the newly formedclub was to put on a concert, and happily enough, this effort coincided withthe first annual Festival of the Arts,in the Spring of 1956.Bud Powrell, a piano player, and histrio were engaged for an afternoonconcert in Mandel Hall."We hold some sort of record," recalls Frank. "It's the only time inmemory when Bud PowTell spoke before an audience! He sensed that thiswas a different kind of audience, andhe began explaining the backgroundof what he was playing."However, the usual pattern for aconcert prevailed. Artistically it wasa success, financially, a flop."Same old mistakes. Bad publicity,poor marketing, poor timing. We lostour shirt, but the University kindlyunderwrote us."An "angel" had stepped forth justin time. John Netherton, AssociateProfessor of Spanish and then Deanof Students in the College, (he's recently been named to replace RobertStrozier as Dean of Students for theUniversity), was directing the Festival. He became so interested in theJazz Club that he became co-sponsorwith O'Meara, and was instrumentalin getting the University to underwrite the loss.(Continued on Page 24)12 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEAs president of the company, does he still wear his fatigues to the office?Children Are ConservatizingIn which we take a look (mostly unscientific) at the ex-G.I.of yesteryear. Ten years later, is he still avidly interestedin politics, or have responsibilities slowed him down?f I^en years ago the Midway was-¦- inundated by an avalanche ofkhaki-clad ex G.I.'s. They were aspecial breed of student — older, moreserious, more married, but more thanthat, they were that delight of allpolitical scientists, personi non-apa-thetici.The ex-G.I. cared.He cared about rent control, aboutHenry Wallace, about whether rah-rah members of fraternities should becovered by the anti-vivisection lawsor not. He attended political ralliesalmost as frequently as classes andsang "Joe Hill" while sitting on thefloor at large parties, drinking beer and arguing about the Czech coup.But that was all ten years ago, andthe veteran has since moved on. Heis out in the business world, gettingfat, bald and prosperous, and haslong since lost interest in perfectingthe world.Or has he?Has he really sold out to The Interests?Or does he, now that he's presidentof the company, still wear his fatiguesto the office?A group of alumni, former membersof the American Veterans' Committee,were wondering just this, when theyfound themselves acting like the rest of their fellow-men who wonder aboutanything these days — they conducteda survey.(The American Veterans' Committee, a highly articulate group whichsprang up after World War II, is stillactive. At its peak, A.V.C. had 900members on the Quadrangles.)Their method was simplicity itself.Several (two) members of A.V.C.sat down with the registrar's cardsfrom the fall o£ 1947 and thumbedthrough them. The "Yeah, I remember him" technique yielded 480 names,and these lucky souls received questionnaires in the mail shortly thereafter.OCTOBER, 1957 13*fc*W^s»*."I contributed my wife to the 1956 campaign."Consumed with curiosity, the research team had made up a questionnaire which was highly personal.Prudence prevailed at the last moment, and it was decided to ask foranonymous answers. Here are theresults:Three hundred and twenty -eightlazy bums didn't bother to reply.(They were dead wrong. Every envelope from the Alumni Associationdoes not contain a plea for funds.)Undaunted, the A.V.C.'ers correlated the replies from the one hundredand fifty-two noble souls who hadread beyond the first line. Socialscientists might blanch at the unscientific approach involved but noone can deny that the results areinteresting.The political stand of some 80% ofthese former G.I.'s had remainedstaunchly liberal — they voted forAdlai Stevenson in 1956. (Or mightit have paled a bit? Who can say,since the last ballot offered no HenryWallace, or even a Norman Thomasfor whom to cast a protest vote.) Age and responsibilities have contributed to dimming the political fervor somewhat. Only 33% contributedtime to the 1956 campaign; 47%, moreaffluent now, salved their consciencesby contributing money.Ten years ago a student was a deadduck socially if he hadn't distributedliterature, rung door-bells or cutclasses to poll watch on election day.We detect a definite slipping in thezeal of one respondent who commented thoughtfully, "Children areconservatizing."However, he is more than compensated for by the ex-G.I. alumnuswho proudly noted "I contributed mywife to the 1956 campaign."Marriage and fatherhood have beensobering — in fact, absorbing. In college, 50% felt that foreign affairswere more important than either domestic or their own personal affairs;the questionnaires revealed^ almostto a man, that they all feel quitethe opposite now. (Or was friendwife reading over the shoulder?) Perhaps its just age that has brought about the reversal — the bachelors revealed themselves as only slightly lesspersonal -problem oriented than theirmarried classmates. (Maybe becausethey have less problems?)Whether it was the stabilizing influence of a few years on the Midwayor not is hard to say, but Chicago'sex-G.I.'s reveal a surprisingly lowdivorce rate — less than 3%. Over 80%of the group are now married; 44%reached that blessed state while stillon campus. Among the wedded, 29%have one child, 30% have two children, and 24% have three. No one yethas more than four.To the question: "How many children would you like to have?" themost popular answer — bachelors included — was "four." There was onenotable exception — a man who hasfour children and ruefully wrote thathe'd like to have two!Few endowed chairs or new dormitories will bear a lone name fromalumni bequests from this era. Anylarge gifts they make will have to beas a joint venture, judging from thesize of their incomes. The vast majority (74%) earn between $5,000 and$10,000 a year. Only two earn over$20,000; 4% (mostly ministers) earnless than $5,000. An honest one -thirdadmitted they were not living withintheir incomes.But this economically middle-classgroup is far from being hard up.More than 95% own one car, 12% owntwo cars. The majority confess thattheir car is neither a ranch wagonnor a sports car.Not surprisingly, 45% own hi-fi sets.The anonymity of the replies allowedmany a respondent to come down offthe lofty perch of snobbism to admitthat he owns a television set. Some69% openly acknowledged having onein the house.They haven't sold out completely —as patrons of the arts, they are moreactive, we suspect, than the generalpopulation. The family man spends hisrelatively more precious free time andextra money on the arts as often ashis still -courting (we assume) unwedclassmate. More than 62% read overfive books last year; 50% went tothree or more plays during the pastyear/but 18% went to none. Almost40% attended no concerts at all, 60%stayed away from the ballet, and 80%said that if they listened to any operaat all it was on the radio.14 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEThe respondents said they "wouldpick up" the following magazines inthis order: The New Yorker, Reporter, Atlantic Monthly, Time, Life,Playboy, Diogenes. (We didn't knowwhat Diogenes was and clearly mostof the respondents didn't either. Itsan esoteric "little" magazine.) Actually, this question was a fizzle. Manystated flatly that they "only readHarper's", are confirmed scientificjournal readers, or went to elaborateends to show that they dislike HenryLuce — all of which played havoc withthe chi squares.The battle of the paunch is beingfought, at least half-heartedly; 66%indulge in athletics, mostly of thegentle variety. The remaining thirdreport they are content with Hutchins'solution: "When the urge to exercisecomes over me, I lie down until itpasses."And another change is evident. Tenyears ago the word football evoked ashrug of the shoulders from an ex-G. I. Now they wax vehementwhen confronted with the question:"Do you favor the return of intercollegiate athletics to the University?"Comments ranged from an enraged"NO! NO! NO!" to "As long as theUniversity itself stays a useful intel lectual center, it can go hire theBears."It is hard (nay, even foolhardy) tocompare statistics between these ex-G.I.'s and the alumni body as a whole,but the temptation is irresistible. Bearin mind that the overwhelming proportion of men in the G.I. sample isonly one of the factors that throwsthe comparison out of kilter. Nonetheless, the following comparison ofoccupations is remarkable for itssimilarities:Total AVCAlumni AlumniTeaching 26% 28%Business 13% 17%Law 6% 13%Medicine 10% 2%Research 4% 7%Government 6% 6%Cracked one A.V.C.'er, "It's notsurprising that for a group that likedto talk so much so many are lawyersand insurance salesmen."What goals would they like toreach before retirement? The morerestrained ones state they want tobe tops in their current fields of endeavor. An instructor yearns to bea full professor, an accountant dreamsof being a partner in the firm, a lieutenant sees himself as a future ad miral. A few confessed their wildestdreams: to win the Nobel Prize, runa cattle ranch (this from a city slicker), be a tycoon.About the same percentage as inthe total alumni body found the cityof Chicago too strong a pull to leave,36%. Some 10% followed HoraceGreeley's advice, another 7% joinedthe rat- race in or near New YorkCity, over 16% live in the Washington,D.C. area. (Holding nightly cau-cusses, no doubt!) One of the 4% wholive in the deep south wrote wistfully,"Ah, for the life of Hyde Park, WFMT,and U.C." Not surprisingly, 84% livein and around big cities, those beingmarried being evenly split betweenthe city proper and suburbia.We were delighted (and relieved)to learn that 90% would come toChicago if they had it to do overagain, but a number expressed loyaltyto "The College as it was when I wasthere." One reflects bitterly. "Theexcellence of ¦ (the) University maybe sacrificed on the altar of businessefficiency."These last little notes of bitternesswe find most heartening of all. Theunique breed which was the ex-G.I.student has become the typical alum-"But I wanted four!"Is** SVjuW *3LaJVA*OCTOBER, 1957 15¦: y;-*;': - V1--*"->% •¦*£&&V * -i>--- *tf*i&ir-- ¦' ^S*&rWT,he West Stand of Stagg Field, under which thefirst nuclear chain reaction was sustained, thusinitiating the atomic age on December 2. 1942. isbeing razed. Demolition began on August 15.The plaque commemorating the chain reaction.which was installed on the wall in 1952, will beplaced on the cleared site of the squash court ona temporary base. Later, it will be built permanent!}' into a building or special setting, dependingon eventual use of the location. Workmen (below)remove the plaque before bulldozer arrives.Removal of the stand, built in 1912, has beencontemplated for some years, but has awaited transfer of low temperature equipment of the Institute forthe Study of Metals to a new laboratory. South halfof the stand will remain until next year because ithouses some college laboratories.Unused since the last intercollegiate footballgame in 1939. the stand is structurally unsound. It Death Gomes ToBirthplace OfAtomic Agewas first used in the final football game of the 1912season, against Minnesota. It was an ambitious effort for its time.Under Amos Alonzo Stagg, the Universit) in itsfirst months of 1892 had a football team whichplayed in Washington Park, ln 1893. MarshallField gave permission to use a field bounded b)Ellis, University. 56th and 57th Streets, as a sportsfield. The University later bought it. Led by Stagg,students built a board fence around most of thefield in 1893. and in 1894 a grandstand seating 110was built. These primitive facilities served until theWest Stand, seating 8,000. was built in 1919.Erection of the West Stand reversed a previousUniversity policy against catering to spectatorsports, and a faculty show of the time featured aparody slogan, "Millions for de fence but not onecent for books." In 1926, the North Stand, seating17.000, was constructed. Removable steel bleacherscompleted a bowl with a eapacih for 56.000.' *&~^&:u %¦$*.•$--¦iii ¦>*>fW.-i* ' ' -^ '.;£ ;: "IPST***1! ¦¦"¦¦ 'f '\7*S$& ¦ /m^-•** *%^£^mmit s,,r 'tudent on way to beach, (left), pausesto watch demolition. Among spectators isNorman Hilberry, PhD '41, (4th fromright, above) one of those present whenfirst nuclear chain reaction was sustained.He is now Director of Argonne NationalLaboratory.Transformed squash court, (below).housed history's first successful nuclearpile. Fermi chose room because it wasonly space available with ceiling highenough to permit construction of the firstpile. A latticed structure of graphite bricks,in which was embedded Uranium 235, thepile was a cube, except near the top, 21feet on each dimension.Russians, who have no direct translationfor the word "squash" have referred to thecourt as "pumpkin fields/'i'Hi>TiMa:.\i*N> i^ uokto.n sii.xrmom^- >;.>,m18 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEThe university lost its "oldest living dean," (see April'56 magazine) in September when Dean of StudentsRobert Strozier left to become President of Florida StateUniversity.John P. Netherton, AB '38, AM '39, PhD '51, AssociateProfessor of Spanish, will replace Strozier in the post.Netherton has served as Assistant Dean of the College,Dean of Students in the College, and, during the pastyear, as Associate Dean of Students in the University.His wife is the former Ruth Wehlan, PhB '44.Strozier, at 50, became the "oldest living" dean by virtue of holding the deanship for ten years, longer thananyone else in history.He was Florida State's only nominee for the presidency.In the post he will take over a 297-acre campus, and 6,691students.Strozier, who was also a Professor of Romance Languages, first came to the University in 1945 as AssociateDirector of International House- Advisor to Foreignstudents, and Assistant Dean of Students in charge ofstudent activities. Before that he had been an AssociateDean of Students and Associate Professor of RomanceLanguages at the University of Georgia.Faculty and administration members expressed sadnessat Strozier's leaving. Chancellor Kimpton said, "Oneof Dean Strozier's real interests is to elevate the standardsof education in the South. The presidency of Florida StateUniversity will give him the opportunity to do that."Great as our loss is, we are happy to see him moveon to this position of great responsibility and challenge."Watkins ResignsGeorge H. Watkins, '37, Vice President in Charge ofDevelopment and Public Relations since 1951, has resigned from the University to become a vice president ofContainer Corp. of America.At Container, he will be concerned with design, advertising and foreign operations.Before coming to the University, Watkins was anexecutive with an insurance firm. A student in The College and the Law School from 1933-36, he later becameassistant to the secretary -treasurer of the Illinois Commercial Men's Association, and an army administrativeexpert during World War II in Europe and China.He has also served as special assistant to the Secretaryof the Army.Faculty Fulbright GrantsThree faculty members will lecture and conduct research abroad during the academic year 1957-58 underFulbright grants from the United States government.Stephen Lewellyn PhotoGarg Griffin, famed "freshman" gargoyle on Hull GateOCTOBER, 1957 NEWS OF THEQUADRANGLESAN INFORMAL REPORTThey are Maurice B. Cramer, Professor and Chairman of the Humanities staff in the College; John G.Hawthorne, Associate Professor ofClassics and Chairman of the Greekand Latin staff of the College, andGertrude Hess, Assistant Professor ofNursing Education.Cramer will lecture on Americanlife and civilization at the Universityof Athens. Hawthorne wall conductresearch in the classics at the American School of Classical Studies inAthens.Miss Hess will lecture on nursingeducation at the Department of Medicine of the University of Heidelberg,Germany.Student AwardsTen students at the University werenamed recipients of awrards at theJune Commencement exercises.In the Politics Institutions Essaycontest, Frances Moore, Chicago, received first prize of $125 for her essay,"Invoking the Fifth Amendment: theCurrent Role of the Self-incrimination Clause" Second prize of $75 wentto Judith Podore, Chicago, for her essay, "The Investigation of the InternalSecurity Subcommittee into Subversion in the Educational Process" andthird prize of $50 to Louise Lander,Forest Hills, N, Y., for her essay,"Thomas Jefferson Justifying Freedom of the Press"French government prizes for excellence in the study of French weregiven to Martha A. Silverman, William Altman, Esther L. Benuck, andVita Slodki, all of Chicago.John Kirkpatrick The Spanish Staff Prize for excellence in Spanish was divided betweenSandra L. Erickson and Beverly C.Mann, both of Chicago.John C. McCall, Chicago, wasawarded the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, which isgiven to an outstanding student specializing in finance in the School ofBusiness. He also received a FederalReserve Bank Fellowship, establishedto promote graduate study in moneyand banking.Name KirkpatrickVice ChancellorComptroller John I. Kirkpatrick hasbeen appointed Vice Chancellor forAdministration, a newly created postdesigned to help the Chancellor meethis administrative load more easily.Kirkpatrick will be responsible forfiscal, physical, and development affairs.The change, Chancellor Kimptonsaid, will give him "more time toconsider and plan with the faculty theacademic policy of the University,"Kirkpatrick, a 1929 graduate of Lehigh University, has been Comptrollersince 1951.After a period in business, he returned to Lehigh as Assistant to thePresident and was Secretary andTreasurer of the Lehigh Board ofTrustees when he moved to Chicago.He was a lieutenant commander in theNavy during World War II.Fall Concert. SeriesUniversity of Chicago Concerts willbring ten nationally known groups toGeorge Watkins the Midway during 1957-58 for whatmay be its last concert series.University Concerts, more than tenyears old, probably will close withthis series, according to GrosvenorW. Cooper, Chairman of the MusicDepartment."All over the country, audiencesfor concerts such as ours have dwindled alarmingly in recent years. TheUniversity of Chicago can no longerafford to support University Concertsunless the size of the audience increases substantially," he said.Dancer Paul Draper will open theten-program series Friday, October11. Draper combines ballet, moderndance, and tap dance in an unusualform of artistic expression.Other programs in the series are:October 25, Leonard Shure, pianist;November 8, Nell Tangeman, mezzo-soprano, and Claude Jean Chiasson,pianist and harpsichordist; and November 22, the Paganini stringquartet.Also, December 6, the Pauk stringquartet; January 10, the LaSallestring quartet; January 24, the Alve-neri trio composed of violin, cello,and piano; February 14, EudiceShapiro, violinist; February 28, AliceEhlers, harpsichordist, and EvaHeinitz, viola da gamba; and March7, Ernst and Lory Wallfisch, violaand piano duo.All concerts will be at 8:30 p.m.in Mandel Hall. Individual and seriestickets are on sale at the box office,and at the concert office, 5802 Woodlawn avenue, telephone: Midway3-0800, ext. 1088.Promote Four in BiSciPromotion of four faculty membersto rank of full professor in the Division of Biological Sciences was announced July 25 by Lowell T. Coggeshall, Dean of the School of Medicineand of the Division.The four, who previously held associate professorships, are: RobertW. Wissler, Professor of Pathology;Albert Dorfman, Professor of Pediatrics; James W. Moulder, Professorof Microbiology and Biochemistry;and (Miss) Birgit Venesland, Professor of Biochemistry.Wissler, SM '43, PhD '46, MD '48,has conducted research in cancer andheart disease, as well as in antibodyformation, and the relation of nutri-THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEtion to natural and acquired resistance to infection.Dorfman, SB '36, PhD '39, MD '44,is also director of La Rabida -University of Chicago Institute, which wasrecently established for patients' care,teaching, and research at LaRabidaSanitarium.Moulder, SB '41, PhD '44, has beena member of the University's facultysince 1944. He is a specialist in thebiochemistry and genetics of viruses.Miss Vennesland, SB '34, PhD '38,has been a member of the facultysince 1936. Her work is in fundamental biochemical research.Name Sheldon Assistantto the ChancellorJames M. Sheldon, Jr., '31, has beenappointed Assistant to the Chancellor,a position in which he will coordinatethe external development program ofthe University.Sheldon is vice-president and director of Charles A. Stevens & Co,, andwas cited at the June reunion by theAlumni Association for his civic activities.Both of his parents and his wife,the former Isabelle Hill, are alumni.His father, James Sheldon Sr., '03,JD '05, was an all-time football star,and the University's only two-timefootball captain.Conference on the High SchoolHenry Steele Commager, James B.Conant, and Ralph W. Tyler areamong the featured speakers who wrillparticipate in a conference on "TheAmerican High School: Challenge ofthe New Era," to be held at the University October 28-30.Educators from all parts of thecountry will discuss contemporaryproblems of the high school at theconference, which is being sponsoredjointly by the University and theNational Citizens Council for BetterSchools. Attendance will be limitedto approximately one thousand persons.Harold A. Anderson, Professor ofEducation, is directing the conference,and Chancellor Lawrence Kimptonwill preside at several of the sessions.Other ^prominent speakers will include: Frances S, Chase, Chairmanof the Education Department; Benjamin C. Willis, Chicago Superintend ent of Schools; Roy E. Larson, president of Time, Inc., and Chairman ofthe Board of Directors, Fund for theAdvancement of Education; TheodoreW. Schultz, Chairman of the Economics Department; and Gilbert FlowerWhite, Chairman of the GeographyDepartment.Commager, PhB '23, AM '24, PhD'28, Is Professor of History at Columbia University; Conant is aformer President of Harvard University and U. S. Ambassador to WestGermany; and Tyler Is former Deanof the Social Sciences at the University and currently Director of theCenter for Advanced Study in theBehavioral Sciences, Stanford, California.Psychiatry GrantUnder a $10,000 grant from theAmerican Fund for Psychiatry, thePsychiatry Department will study arecently Initiated program in theMedical School that more than doubles the number of hours of psychiatric training given all medicalstudents, regardless of specialty.Planned to run for four years, thestudy will attempt to evaluate thebenefit of giving future doctors moreexperience in dealing with emotionalproblems.There Is a growing trend over thecountry to give all medical studentsbasic psychiatry, because of thecritical shortage of psychiatrists andthe growing awareness of the part emotional problems play in physicalillnesses.The Fund, a Chicago based philanthropic organization supported bysome sixty firms, has granted over$100,000 during the past three yearsto psychiatric departments of variousmedical schools and hospitals, mostlyin the form of fellowships to outstanding young psychiatrists.Faculty DeathsDr, E. S. Guzman Barron, Professorin the Department of Medicine, diedJune 25 in Billings Hospital.Dr. Barron, a distinguished Investigator in biochemistry, worked largelyon the action of enzymes and cellstructure, and following World WarII studied the effect of radiation onenzymes and cell structure.Born in Lima, Peru, September 18,1898, he took the B.S. degree (1920)and the M.D. degree (1924) fromthe University of San Marcos, Lima,and held Peruvian government fellowships for study at the Universitiesof Paris and Strasbourg. He was firstappointed to the University in 1930.Colleagues at the University ofChicago learned recently of the deathof Chester N. Gould, Emeritus Professor of Germanic Languages andLiterature, on June 15, in Durham,North Carolina. Gould, PhD '07, wasa member of the faculty from 1908until he retired in 1938. His specialarea of study was Scandinavian languages and literature. A graduate ofthe University of Minnesota, he alsostudied at the University of LeipzigGermany, and was on the facultiesof the University of Minnesota, Purdue University, and DartmouthCollege.Wellington D. Jones, '07, PhD 14,Professor Emeritus of Geography,died July 24 at the Memorial Hospitalof St. Joseph, Michigan. Jones hadmade his home In Harbert, Mich,,since his retirement In June, 1945.His first full-time appointment atthe University of Chicago was as anInstructor In October, 1914, and heattained the rank of professor in 1925.He also served as Dean of Sciencein the College of Arts, Literature andScience, 1918-23, and as AssociateDean of The College, 1924-25.His major interests In his field weresoil geography and world classification of agricultural regions.OCTOBER, 1957 21"^ The class is proud to claim three ofthe University's trustees among itsmembers. Above, 1. to r.. CharlesAxelson, Harold H. Swift, and FrankL. Sulzberger. Below, left, Ivan Do-seff. all-western tackle in '07, casts anostalgic look over Stagg Field. Inlower right photo, George Cadman,and his wife chat with Mrs. PhilipVan Zandt. In upper right, HooperPegues and Sanford Lyon watch aclassmate who is off-camera.?! ¦*'¦«&¦¦¦:** ^to#PHOTOGRAPHS BY MORTON SHAPIRO22 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINE'07 ReturnsFor Its FiftiethMembers of the Class of *07 met in June toobserve the fiftieth anniversary of their graduation. From a note book compiled beforehand.Class Secretarv Helen Norris read the latestitems on each member of the class, includingthose unable to attend. Afterwards the grouphad lunch together. Doing a little catching up.at right, I. to i\. are John Moulds. Adolph Pierrot, and Arthur Bovee. Below, right. KatherineCanon Phemister and Clarence Bales exchangeaddresses, while Hooper Pegues. ChaunceyBurr and Helen Norris reminisce. <%$''¦1& - ^^:&&^: ¦¦ '¦?""^ j$^- - >; - ¦«&¦¦•M^SOCTOBER, 1957 23Alumni Clubs HaveBusy Summer SeasonThe Pasadena meeting of theAmerican Alumni Council gavemembers of the Alumni Associationstaff a chance to meet with WestCoast Chicagoans.PASADENA— Los Angeles areaworkers for the Alumni Associationmet with staff members over cocktails at the Huntington -Sheraton onJuly 1.PORTLAND, ORE.— The local Chicago Club was host to Executive Secretary Howard W. Mort at the Multnomah Hotel on June 20. AlumniFoundation Director Orlando Davidson met over lunch with alumnileaders there on July 24.SAN FRANCISCO— Officers of theChicago Club and the Student Enrolment Committee met with staffmembers over luncheon in the Women's City Club on July 8.Here's a roundup of activities ofChicago Clubs and Student Enrolment Committees around the countryfor the past few months:LOUISVILLE — A picnic was held onJuly 15 at the home of Roy D. Cobb,AM '52, for currently enrolled andentering students. Reuel Denney,Professor of Social Sciences in theCollege, who was visiting in town,dropped in.DENVER— Last year's Denver Alumni Scholar, Gerald Kauvar, was hostto area students at a reception at hishome on July 17.SAN FRANCISCO— The East BayStudent Enrolment Committee held areception for entering students onJuly 26.DAYTON — Area students were guestsat a picnic supper at the home of Myron T. Murray, '47, JD '51, on August 14.PITTSBURGH— A party for enteringand enrolled students was held August 8 at the home of Mrs. FrancesCarr McKee, '30.WASHINGTON, D.C— A send-offparty for new students was held onAugust 25. Sally Moment Eigen, '32,did the planning.NEW YORK CITY— A reception forentering students was held on Sep tember 5 at the New Weston Hotel.HINSDALE, ILL.— West suburbanstudents entering Chicago this yearwere guests at a picnic at the homeof Philip C. White, '35, PhD '38, onSeptember 15.On the calendar for the next fewmonths:DOWNERS GROVE, ILL.— Philip M.Margolis, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, will discuss the use of drugsin the treatment of mental disordersat an October meeting at the homeof John M. Clark, '37, JD '39, andMargaret Merrifield Clark, '39.CHICAGO— Alumni and guests willtake over the Art Institute for theevening of November 6 to view theexciting Picasso Show.YOUNG IMPRESARIO(Continued jrom Page 12)The following summer, the club rana series of four concerts, in co-operation with the Roosevelt UniversityJazz Club."They had the connections for artists, and we had the space, so we gottogether," says Frank. "We had fourperformances. Miles Davis, trumpeter,Tony Scott, one of the finest clarinetists in jazz, Sam Most, one of thefirst flutists in jazz, and Red Mitchell,bass, were the stars."The remarkable thing about theseries is that most of the players —including the big name people — camein as non-paid guests to support theprogram the students were trying tolaunch. They were able to do thisthrough special arrangements withone of the musicians' unions.In the fall, Broude led his group ina concerted effort to try to awakenthe campus to what he believed wasthe cultural value of jazz."That was our original purpose,but we hadn't done such a good job.We decided to do something spectacular, so we brought in Count Basie."We had Dean Netherton's helpagain, and he convinced everybodythat we were a good bet, so this was again underwritten by the University.We just about broke even. Thatmeant we had drawn five times asmany people as the first concert.[Costs for Basie were much greater.]We'd like to make a profit next time,because we have things we plan todo," explains Frank.Finally, in its second year, the JazzClub began to fulfill a long-time ambition — it began to educate its members. This was done mainly throughdiscussions, centered around aplanned record program.Aaron Meyers, AB '57, now in theLaw School, did most of the planningand the talking. He is a tenor saxophonist, and has studied at JuilliardSchool of Music. Occasionally Aaroninvited in a group of non-professionalmusicians, and played with them,using live music in place of the records, to demonstrate his talks.At this point, some of Broude's contacts began to pay off, and the clubwas able to get professional musiciansto come in, too.The first of many non-paid guestswas Tony Scott, clarinetist, whobrought along his quartet. The earnestyoung musician tried to give his audience some insight into jazz by relating his own experiences in the field,and by telling them what people connected with it are like."I tried an experiment at thatpoint," says Broude. "I had a coffeebreak and kept it going for forty -fiveminutes. By doing this, we were ableto get members of the audience, whowere for the most part ignorant ofmusic and men in music, to meet someof the musicians face to face. Wewanted them to realize they're justlike other people, and not some subnormal animals, as most of the stereotypes have pictured them."As far as I'm concerned, gettingthe man across is just as importantas getting the music across. You haveto get him and his music accepted,"he contends.The jazz club members were quitepleased with the evening. They hadjoined the club under the assumptionthat the leaders would fill them in ona great deal of information they didn'thave, and this was beginning to happen.Billy Taylor next came to visit,bringing along his bass player, EarlMay. His approach was: "I knowyou've got a lot of questions in your24 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEminds that you've never had an opportunity to ask of anyone connectedwith jazz. Well, ask them. I'll try toanswer them.""How did jazz piano start?" onemember asked.Taylor was soon launched into a detailed history of the piano in jazz, withdemonstrations on the Ida Noyes EastLounge piano.Since then, the Jazz Club has heldseveral such successful meetings, andanother concert. This one — featuringblind pianist George Shearing — finallywas a financial success, and with onemore success, the club hopes to be inthe black.Frank hopes to continue the educational sessions, and would like eventually to bring in disc jockeys, alongwith musicians, for discussions. Theclub has experimented along theselines with a panel discussion, in whichBill Russo, arranger and former side-man; Richard Waterman, from theDepartment of Anthropology atNorthwestern University, and JackTracy, editor of down beat, talkedabout the cultural value of jazz.The club has shied away fromdixieland jazz, explains Broude, notbecause they don't support it, but because "every time some organizationwants to raise money on campus theysponsor a dixieland or a folk songconcert.""We'd like to get people interestedin jazz, and then bring in the fact thatdixieland is a definite school of jazz.But first we have to overbalance thescale the other way, to reach anequilibrium where dixieland nolonger has the prominence in people'sminds that it now has," says Frank."Our problem in getting jazz overon this campus is that there's a lotof snobbism against it. Too manystudents feel it would infringe ontheir position as part of the intelligentsia to admit that they like it,"he complains.This lack of interest on the Midway does not deter Frank, who has hiseye on other ventures besides that ofimpresario."I'm beginning to work togetherwith down beat to put a type of jazzclub like ours on every campus. Itwill be under the co- sponsorship ofdown beat magazine and FranklinBroude Enterprises."He'll undoubtedly succeed — andbefore he's 21, too! (settersTO THE EDITOR:It was with great consternation thatI read in the recent alumni magazineof the possible destruction of theRobie House at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and 58th St. Such aprocedure will be a reflection of thethoughtlessness and lack of sensitivityof this age. The house is a fine example of the work of an architect whohas established the new concept of modern architecture. And, personally,I should like to see it remain, for as agirl when living close by, I attendeda party there. It is a beautiful, interesting house. Let us have it.Sincerely yours,Mrs. May Fulton Jones, '2hBakersfield, CaliforniaPENDERCatch Basin and Sewer ServiceBack Water Valves, Sump-Pumps6620 COTTAGE GROVE AVENUEFAirfax 4-0550PENDER CATCH BASIN SERVICEY<our invitation to aSPECIAL PICASSO EVENINGfor Chicago alumniThe magnificent collection ofpaintings, sculpture, and prints ofPicasso, which will be exhibited atthe Art Institute of Chicago thisfall, will be opened exclusivelyfor alumni and friends of the University.Wednesday, November 6at 7:30 P.M.Tickets, $1.50See story on Page 24The Alumni Association5733 University Ave., Chicago 37, IllinoisEnclosed please find $_ - lor tickets at $1.50 to the special Picasso eveningat the Chicago Art Institute on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 P.M. (Details with tickets.)Name .AddressOCTOBER, 1957PARKER-HOLS MANReal Estate and Insurance1461 East 57th Street Hyde Park 3-2525BEST BOILER REPAIR& WELDINGCO.24 HOUR SERVICELicensed • Bonded • InsuredQualified WeldersSubmerged Water HeatersHAymarket 1-79171404-08 S. Western Ave., ChicagoRICHARD H. WEST CO.COMMERCIALPAINTING and DECORATING1331W. Jackson Blvd. TelephoneMOnroe 6-3192LEIGH'SGROCERY and MARKET1327 East 57th StreetPhones: HYde Park 3-9100-1-2DAWN FRESH FROSTED FOODSCENTRELLAFRUITS AND VEGETABLESWE DELIVERSince 7878HANNIBAL, INC.Furniture RepairingUpholstering • RefinishingAntiques Restored1919 N. Sheffield Ave. • LI 9-7180Wasson - PocahontasCoal Co.6876 South Chicago Ave.Phone: Butterfield 8-2116-7-8-9Wasson's Coal Makes Good — or —Wasson DoesB0Y0ST0N AMBULANCE SERVICEAuthorized Ambulance ServiceFor Billings HospitalOfficial Ambulance Service forThe University of Chicagophone NOrmal 7-2468NEW ADDRESS-1708 E. 71ST ST. aass i\etus97-05A note from William R. Morrow, '97,at Oak Forest (111.) Infirmary: "FromApril 1, 1897 to April 1, 1957 is just 60years. Just a few days more will makea full three-score."G. W. C. Ross, '01, was honored withan LLD from the College of St. Thomas,St. Paul, Minn., where he has been onthe faculty for thirty-one years, partof this time as Chairman of the Department of Political Science. At 77 he still"sticks around", working. He plans toreturn to the Midway to celebrate hissixtieth reunion in 1961.Mabel K. Whiteside, AB '02, AM '15,PhD '32, received the degree of Doctorof Letters from Washington and LeeUniversity, St. Louis, Mo., in June. Shehas been Emeritus Professor of Greekat Randolph Macon Women's Collegein Lynchburg, Va., since 1954.Hayward Dare Warner, SB '03, married Edith Ruettgers King on May 25in Denver, Colorado.Emma Perry Carr, '05, PhD '10, headof Mt. Holyoke Chemistry Departmentfor thirty years until her retirement, andMary Lura Sherrill, PhD '23 head ofthe same department from 1946-54, received the James Flack Norris Award ofthe Northeast Section of the AmericanChemical Society for outstandingachievement in chemistry teaching. Theyare credited with helping to raise thelevel of instruction in Mt.Holyoke, otherwomen's colleges, and schools in general.They both retired to South Hadley, Mass.Albert W. Sherer, '05, an officer withMcCann-Erickson, Inc., advertising, hasjoined the New York headquarters staffto work on special projects. This willpermit the Sherers to spend more timein their Greenwich, Conn., home.08-09Arthur C. Allyn, '08, of Chicago, waselected chairman of the board of governors of the Midwest Stock Exchangeon June 3. He is Chairman of A. C.Allyn and Co., a past vice president ofthe Investment Bankers Assn., and atrustee of Illinois Institute of Technology.Katherine Slaught, '09, thoughtfullysent a letter to us from The ReverendWalter S. Pond, '08, which reports thathe is enjoying retirement, at age 73, inSavanna, Illinois ("the only house across the street from the post office.)" He livesin a duplex with his sister; in the otherhalf is his nephew who has a dentaloffice. His address is 403 Third Street.Walter Pond continues to be one of ourmost loyal members with an unbrokengift record through all the years of theAlumni Foundation. Katherine Slaughthas retired to Los Angeles, (288 S.Grandview St.)Sidney A. Teller, '09, has establishedwith his wife the "Sidney and JuliaTeller Lecture Fund in Social Service"at the University. This will support freepublic lectures and is an outgrowth ofthe Teller Student Loan Fund throughwhich over seventy students have beenaided through the years. The Tellersalso have given the University a famousbrass and copper collection. Recently,Teller was reappointed to represent theBoys Clubs of America and the IllinoisInstitute of Technology at the international conference of UNESCO.10-20Fanny Butcher Bokum, AB '10, literary editor of The Chicago Tribune, received a citation in May from the American Booksellers Association for"furthering the cause of books ..." Shehas been a critic for over forty years.Stewart J. Lloyd, PhD '10, DeanEmeritus of the School of Chemistry,Metallurgy and Ceramics at the University of Alabama, was recently awardedthe Herty Medal. Currently he is assistant state geologist.Ralph H. Kuhns, SB 11, Rush MD 13,of the Veterans Administration, has beenappointed to the fund-raising committeefor the new Presbyterian — St. Luke'sHospital in Chicago. Dr. Kuhns alsohelped promote National Mental HealthWeek, and is a volunteer for the AlumniFoundation Campaign.Heber Hays, AM 13, PhD 15, is aninvalid and couldn't attend the Junereunion, but his wife Elizabeth, PhB'32, was there. She retired as a teacherat Revere School in Chicago in June.Stoors Baldwin, PhB 15, was electedvice-president in charge of advertisingand public relations of the Diamond TMotor Car Co. earlier this year.Nathan R. Levin, 15, completed hisfiftieth year with the Chicago PublicLibrary in May, and says he is readyfor fifty more.26 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEPOND LETTER SERVICE, Inc.Everything in LettersHoovers TypewritingMulfigraphingAddr@ssoejraph Service MimeographingAddressingMailingMinimum PricesHighest Qyality ServiceAli Phones: 219 W. Chicago AvenueMS 2-8883 Chicago 10, IllinoisSince 1885ALBERTTeachers' AgencyTh© best In placement servlc® for University,Collsg©,. Secondary and Elementary. Nationwide patronage. Gal! or writ® ys at25 E. Jackson ^Svd.Chicago 4, III.UheCxcluHve Cteane%§We operate our own drycleaning plantTHREE HOUR SERVICEj 1331 East 57th St. 53 S 9 Hyde Park Blvd.Midway 3-0602 NOrmal 7-9858Office & Plant6 442 East 57th Street Midway 3-0608UNIVERSITY NATIONAL BANK1354 Easf 55th StreetMemberFederal Deposit Insurance CorporationMUseum 4-1200Phones OAkland 4-0690—4-0691—4-0692The Old ReliableHyde Park Awning Co*INC' Awmstgs4508 and Canopies for Ali PurposesCottage Grove AvenueProducersof PrintedAdvertisingIn ColorAround tlie ClockMilton H Kreines '27j 101 less! Ontario, Chicago 11WHitehall 4=5922-3-4 Charles T. Holman, DB '15, minister ofthe Underwood Memorial BaptistChurch, Wauwatosa, Wis., was honoredby the church on the occasion of hisfiftieth anniversary of ordination to theministry. Twenty -five years have beenspent in the ministry; twenty five onthe faculty at the University. After hisUniversity retirement, Holman servedthe Union Church of Guatemala, beforereturning to the States to assume thepastorate at Wauwatosa.Dr. J. Arnold Bargen, SB 18, RushMD '21, chairman of four sections ofmedicine at the Mayo Clinic, was vicepresident of the World Congress ofGastroenterology which met. in Washington, D. C. in May. He is also Professor of Medicine in the University ofMinnesota's Mayo Foundation GraduateSchool, and outgoing president of theMinnesota State Medical Assn.Evelyn M. Boyd, AM '20, has beenpromoted to full Professor of English atGrinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.21-32Dr. John R. Fanselow, SM '21, becamean Associate Professor in the Department of Paper Technology at WesternMichigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.,in September. He is assistant to themanager of mills with Kimberly-Clark Corp.Dr. Erling Dorl, SB '25, PhD '30, Professor of Geology and Curator ofPaleobotany at Princeton University,has been elected President of the Association of Geology Teachers' EasternSection.Earle W. English, PhB '265 was electedto the Board of Governors of the NewYork Stock Exchange on May 13.Emma Catherine Gray, PhB J30, AM'34, retired in June from Paine College,Augusta, Ga., after fifty-three years asa faculty member and student. She hastaught in all of Paine's divisions, beenPrincipal of the grammar and highschools, Head of the English department,and Dean of Women, besides contributing to various publications.Frayn Garrick Utley, AM '30, Chicagocivic leader and television commentator,has been appointed director of the midwest office of the Institute of International Education, an organization fostering exchange of students amongcountries. Mrs. Utley is the wife ofnewsman Clifton Utley, PhB '20.Donald H. Dalton, '31, WashingtonD. C. attorney and Public Relations Professor at Southeastern University, wasawarded, with the University, the PublicRelations Certificate of Achievement.The award was based on the University'spublic relations program in the Districtof Columbia. Dalton lives, with his wifeand three children, in Chevy Chase, Md. GEORGE ERHARDTand SONS^ Inc.Pointing — Decorating — Wood Finishing3S23 PhoneLake Street KEdzle 3-3186Webb-Linn Printing Co*Specializing jn fneproduction ofSCIENTIFICMEDICALTECHNICALBOOKSMOnroe $-2900YOUR FAVORITEFOUNTAIN TREATTASTES BETTERWHEN IT'S ,4^Swift & CompanyA product of {| 7409 So. Stat© StreetPhone RAddiffe 3-740®co SidewalksFactory FloorsMachineFoundationsConcrete BreakingNOrmal 7-0433GIVE TOTHE ALUMNI FOUNDATIONOCTOBER, 1957 27IS SECULARISM MOREMORAL THAN RELIGION?One clergyman thinks so. Readthe current issue of bi-monthlyTHE AMERICAN RATIONALISTdevoted to liberal, thought-provokingarticles. Read it for information andinspiration.2218 St. Louis Ave. St. Louis 8, Mo.35c a copy $2 a year Lloyd Johnson Davidson, PhB '32, AM'34, PhD '47, is a brigadier general inthe Virginia Militia. His career includeshaving been a major in the U. S. AirForce during the war, a fellow of theAmerican Council of Learned Societiesin 1947-48, and Chairman of the Department of English at Wells College. Heis now Dean of the Faculty at VirginiaMilitary Institute.Sarah Moment Eigen, PhB '32, has ason, Joel, at the University. She's vicepresident of the Washington D. C.Alumni Club, and secretary of theArlington, (Va.), County Welfare Board. Mrs. Margaret Schmidt Fay, PhB '32,is recreation chairman of the IllinoisCongress of Parents and Teachers, amember of the executive council of therecreation division of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, and on theIllinois Citizens Education Committee.Dr. Egbert H. Fell, MD '32, is head ofthe Chicago Heart Association's ArteryBank.Mrs. Dorothy Duhnke Gray, PhB '32,of Glenview, 111. Is executive secretaryof the Illinois Society for the Preventionof Blindness.Louise Killie, SB '32, AM '44, who isa teacher of Biology at Downers GroveHigh School in Chicago, is collaboratingon a series of general science texts forthe American Book Co.Hubert C. Merrick, PhB '32, JD '34, isa partner in the law firm of Klohr, Merrick, Braun, and Lynch. He's also a pastpresident of the Workmen's Compensation Lawyer's Association.John Mills, PhB '32, and his wife,Elizabeth Parker Mills, PhB '32, AM '34,have a son, John, Jr., who plans toenter the University this fall. The Millsfamily lives in Rochester, N. Y.Clarence Radius, SB '32, who is headof the Electronic Engineering Department of California State PolytechnicCollege, has been working since 1946to develop a new program in ElectronicsEngineering. As of now, C.S.P.C. is thelargest source of engineers in that fieldin the western U. S. and is moving intoa new two million dollar facility, withan enrollment of 700 students. His wife isMyrtle Pedersen Radius, SB '38.Adolph Allen Rubinson, PhB '32, JD '34,of Glencoe, 111., has his own law firm. Hestill practices the hobby he had as astudent: conjuring.Lawrence J. Schmidt, PhB '32, and hiswife FeHce Barrett Schmidt, PhB '29, liveIn Rockford, 111., and have three children:a son in the marines in Japan, a daughterentering the University this fall, and ason in the fourth grade. As local chairman of student recruitment Schmidt hasthree other students at the Universitythis year. He's also In his seventh yearon the Chamber of Commerce, and apast president of Catholic Charities.Fedor C. Sieving, PhB '32, AM '38, IsAssociate Professor of Education at St.John's Lutheran College, Winfield,Kansas.Stoddard J, Small, PhB '32, is nowpresident of Moline Iron Works, Mo-line, 111.John M. Waugh, MD '32, head of asection of surgery at the Mayo Clinicand Professor of Surgery in the MayoFoundation, Graduate School, Universityof Minnesota, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities fromTarkio College, Missouri, on May31.28 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEKWym£Vapor trails high in the sky will remind you that the 707is flying its proving runs. Soon these fine planes, thefirst American jet transports, will come off production.American Airlines will be first to offer jet travel in theU. S. A. Early in 1959 American will use the 707's ontranscontinental Mercury service. 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'SP-A PHOTO BY CHAPMANShe "Danced on the Water9By Zoe SilerKatherine Whitney Curtis, AB'25, literally used a springboardto get into the most fascinating andsatisfying job. Her imposing address is: Chief, Leave ActivitiesSection, Recreation Branch, OfficeChief of Special Services, SpecialActivities Division, HQ, USAREUR,APO, 245, c/'o PM, New York, NewYork.As a youngster Kay was interested in all forms of athletics, buther greatest love was swimming.She won her first acclaim when sheswam across Lake Mendota in Wisconsin at the age of fourteen. Threemen had failed in similar attemptsat this difficult feat.Her rewards: much publicity; alecture from the Dean of Womenconcerning the costume she wore;a bad sunburn which put her tobed.Interest in ballroom and rhythmic dancing led eventually to"dancing in the water." She became so enthusiastic about thisform of sport that she began teaching it, and in 1933 she broughtthirty of her pupils to the ChicagoCentury of Progress. There wasborn the first water ballet.The "Modern Mermaids" were apopular feature at the fair, andshortly afterwards, Mrs. Curtiswrote the book, Rhythmic Swimming, and induced the NationalAmateur Athletic Union to adoptrhythmic swimming as a competitive sport. Kay counts this as amilestone in her life.One midnight, a telephone call from Denver alerted her to thefact that the Executive Board ofthe N.A.A.U. wanted a demonstration of rhythmic swimmingnext day. The pupils assembled lessthan twelve hours later and, without rehearsal, put on a swimmingexhibition which was convincingenough to get synchronized swimming recognized as a sport. It willsoon be admitted to the Olympicsas a sport.Kay is a superb raconteur. Herfavorite story concerns the girlhigh diver, thin and small, whodived right out of her pants andcame up waving them in her handbefore an audience of ten thousandpeople.Kay has had a long teachingcareer, including a stint in theDepartment of Education at theUniversity. She has taught in Oklahoma, Missouri, Minnesota andIllinois. An inveterate traveller, shehas touched most of the spots onthe globe at least once, and isfluent in German, Italian, Spanishand French.Kay's original ideas, enthusiasmand talent make an important contribution to the Special Servicesprogram in Europe. Her advice toservicemen abroad who wish tospend their leaves exploring thecountries about them: take a"package tour" — it's the most satisfactory solution for people whodo not speak the language of thecountry in which they wish totravel.The Irish Independent Tallerwrote of her visit to Ireland in1951: "Mrs. Katherine W. Curtisis a friendly, unassuming, and informed American lady with a winning way, a wise head set on experienced shoulders, a warm heartto offset it, and an unusual job. . ."This world traveller likes totouch home base from time to time.She has a home on Washington Island, Wisconsin, which she callsFerda Lokin, Icelandic for "journey's end."(Zoe Siler was a member of theUniversity family during the earlythirties — working first with MissGertrude Dudley, head of women'sphysical education, and later withthe student promotion office whenKenneth Rouse, '28 and Keith Parsons, '33, JD "37 were in that office, Mrs. Siler now lives inCherryvale, Kansas, and writesarticles for the Kansas City Starand other publications.)30 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEA Voice of Experiencebehind the'Voice with a Smile"Day and night in vour telephonecompany central office there arecourteous, efficient women like jeanBullene to help handle any unusualsituation, and make sure your callsgo through quickly and easily.Know-how and team spirit makeJean (Mrs. Jack) Bullene wellsuited lor her responsible job.She helps train new telephoneoperators and is ready with immediate answers to any questions thatarise in connection with the manylocal and long distance calls thatgo through each da v.She's a Voice of Experience behind the Voice with a Smile."I love this work," says Jean, "because I get a real feeling that I'mhelping people in a very personalway. I know how important theirtelephone messages are and I'mproud to have a hand in keeping mvneighbors in touch with family andfriends here in Garden Grove andout of town.'* JEAN BULLENE LENDS AN ASSIST. As a supervisor in the Garden Grove, Cntii.,telephone office, Jean conducts training and works with her group ofoperators in providing the best possible service.PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANSEL ADAMSJean combines her telephonecompany work with a neighborlyrole in the life of her community.She has often observed that thespirit of service in the telephonecompany is contagious. And hermany off-duty activities bear thisout. When she's not busy withmusic, gardening and remodelingher attractive home, she pitches inon Cub Scout work.As you can well imagine, Jeannever has time to be lonclv. But onthe subject of loneliness she has thisto say: "No one ever needs to bealone when there's a telephonehandy. It's so easy to keep in touchwith your neighbors or friends whoare miles away." JEAN APPLIES WAR PAINT to her vou as his CubScout den embarks on an Indian lore project.She has also worked with the Girl Scouts.Working together to bring- people together . . , HELL TELEPHONE SWSTE3M !lOCTOBER, 1957 3139-49Rev. Kenneth E. Seim, DB '39, gavethe commencement address at ChicagoTheological Seminary in June. He isminister of the Colonial Church of Edina,Minneapolis, Minn.Joseph S. Levinger, SB '41, SM '44,Associate Professor of Physics at Louisiana State University, has received aGuggenheim Fellowship Award for hisstudy of the theory of nuclear photoelectric effect. He will continue workon the structure of the nucleus.David Lewis Fisher, SB *42, was promoted in May to head an engineeringdepartment at the Sperry GyroscopeCo.'s Lake Success, N. Y., branch. Hisdepartment is concerned with the development of Signal and OrdnanceCorps radar and weapon equipment.Dr. Geraldine Scalzo, BLS '45, AM'46, is with the Social Science Divisionof the University of California Libraryat Berkeley.Howard Eichardson Blair, AB '46. ofSan Anselmo, Calif., is spending a yeartraveling in Europe.Donald Boyes, MBA '47, AB '47, anemployee of the Illinois Central Railroadin Chicago, served two weeks activeduty as an Army Reserve Captain inJune. A summer letter from Allen Austill,'48, AM '51, Director of Student Housingand Assistant Director of Student Activities, reports that he is leaving theUniversity to be Dean of Students atthe State University College on LongIsland. This college was founded inMarch. Allen adds that "Harold Zyskindand Merrill Rodin, of our Humanitiesfaculty. . . . and Leonard Gardner, AM'52, PhD '53, will join the faculty."Lester Asheim, PhD '49, and Dean ofthe University's Graduate LibrarySchool, recently participated in a paneldiscussion at Northwestern University,discussing "Film and Reality."Dr. John N. Bowden, MBA '49, in Julyassumed direction of the U.S. PublicHealth Service's largest hospital, at Stat-en Island, N. Y. He had been officerin charge of the service's New Orleanshospital since 1952.Howard Corbus, SB '49, MD '52, andhis wife Mary Elizabeth Speare Corbus,PhB '47, moved to Fresno, Californiain June where he plans to practice medicine. They've spent the last five yearsin New York and Boston while hecompleted his internship, residency, anda year of research. Their family nowincludes one son and four daughters.Ewald B. Nyquist, SB '49, has beenappointed Deputy State Commissionerof Education in New York. He has beenon the staff of Columbia University. 50-54Charles E. Bidwell, AB 50, AM '53,PhD '56, a private in the Army at Ft.Myer, Va,? is a technical aide with theAdjutant General's Office. He is doingresearch in occupational psychology.Dr, Jules Zanger, AM '50, has beenappointed Assistant Professor of Language, Literature, and Philosophy atIllinois Institute of Technology. Hislatest book, an edition and study ofFrederick Marryat's Diary in America,will be published this fall.Robert Dana Kestnbaum, AB '51,married Kate L. Trynin, a graduate ofWellesley College, in June. He is a Lt.J.G. in the U. S, Naval Reserve, serving as supply officer on the U.S.S. BlueDD-744, which will be stationed in LongBeach, Calif., until December.Norbert Parile, AB '52, PhD '57, married Miriam Eisen, AB '53, in June,Having also received his PhD in June,Parile plans to go to Brookhaven National Laboratory to do research innuclear chemistry. Mrs, Parile will teachschool.Dr. Horst David Weinberg, MD '53,was married in June to Carol M. DeSandre. He is a resident in pediatricsat St. Christopher's Hospital, Philadelphia.©©©©©©©©©©©© SPECIAL REPORTMr..aL WILLIAM E. BOYER NEW YORK LIFE AGENTSHREVEPORT, LOUISIANABORN: October 15, 1930.EDUCATION; Tulane University, School of BusinessAdministration.MILITARY: U.S. Air Force (Intelligence Officer)August '52 — July '54. Korea Service.PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT: Summer jobs during school.REMARKS: Son of a former Governor of the State of Louisiana and son-in-lawof a New York Life agent, William Boyer followed the latter' s lead andjoined New York Life in September, 1955 under a special sales traineeprogram. This was Mr. Boyer' s first full-time job — coming immediately afterhis consecutive stints at Tulane University and with the U.S. Air Force.A year later he became a full-fledged agent. 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Y.BOSTON • CHICAGO • LOS ANGELES • SAN FRANCISCO Jo Eleanor Elliott, AM '53, researchnurse and former faculty member of theSchools of Nursing of the University ofMichigan and the University of California at Los Angeles, has joined thestaff of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education in Boulder,Colo, Her job will include acting asexecutive secretary of the Western Council on Higher Education for Nursing,and working with western schools andhospitals in organizing and carrying outa program to improve and expandgraduate education in nursing in elevenwestern states and Alaska and Hawaii.Rev, Dr. Itobert H. Beaven, PhD '54,has been appointed to the new post ofUniversity Chaplain and Director ofReligious Activities at Rochester University, Rochester, N, Y.55-57Charles Carlson, AB '55, and H. BruceCollard, AB '53, JD '56, received commissions as ensigns in the U.S.N. R. fromthe U.S.N. Officers Candidate School,Newport, R. I., in May.Harold G. Remmler, '55, is servingwith the Army in Saumur, France.Charles A. Werner, Jr., MBA '55, isserving as chief auditor of the ArmyAudit Agency in Tokyo, Japan. Hewrites in a letter to his mother andfather, Frances A. Werner, '28, andCharles R. Werner Sr., AM '28, that heis completing his study of Japanese andexpects to be fluent in a month or so.He also is completing his study ofBuddhism and will take up Shinto next.In the letter he credits the University'sliberal education for giving him the inquiring mind necessary to appreciateJapanese culture.Dr. John D. Arterberry, MD '56, andBeth Kinyon, former student in the College, were married in June at LosAngeles, Calif. Dr, Arterberry is an interne at the Los Angeles County General Hospital.Esther Harrison, AB '56, AB '57, wasrecently married to Dr. Jerome K.Delson. Both are from Chicago.Kathryn Ellen Aller, '57 , is engagedto William Stevenson Bacon, '56, Kathryn is a recipient of the Dean's Award(given to students making outstandingcontributions to the University), andSteve is on the editorial staff of Institutions Magazine,Baruch Boxer, AM '57, Cornell AB '54,has been awarded a Ford Foundationfellowship to study for a year in Formosa. The program is designed to giveyoung American scholars who are specializing in China a closer knowledgeof Chinese language and culture. Boxeris now a PhD candidate in geography.Good news traveled fastat Michigan State ROBfcRT YACKfLSA::',?ii,> "»¦ i;:.j.-im GEORGE RUTENBARGeneral AgentNashville, TennesseeIt storied with Bob Yackels. Bob began his career with NewEngland Life even before he graduated from Michigan State.While still a senior, he worked part-time with our GeneralAgent in Grand Rapids and knew this was the company forhim. Soon he had won success as a full-time agent and waspromoted to District Agency Manager in Lansing.The good news about Bob traveled fast. Some of his classmates decided to follow suit. Now each year more men fromthe graduating class confidently turn to New England Lifefor a career in life insurance. Thirty-eight Michigan Statemen are now representing us. Ten of them, pictured on thispage, already hold management positions.Not all of our agents from Michigan State joined us immediately upon graduation. Not all participated in the finelife insurance course there while in college. But they've allhad one thing in common right along — an awareness of howNew England Life gives a man a firm foundation, from thestart, in a challenging and lucrative business.There's room in the New England Life picture for otherambitious college men who meet our requirements. You getincome while you're learning. You can work anywhere in theU. S. A. Your future is full of substantial rewards. JOHN BUDAAi'nnry iV.'siiurrDi.-lr--.-:t. Mi- m :.,.nHARVEY YliDELLDAD P!an .VLnagerFlint, MichiganRON GRAVENAgency SupervisorUnyton. OiiiojPlH^DON At D H SI/ERGjU-s fJirnri irDcti-vl Bj<1a BILL HARRISONAsst, to General AgentOakland, CaliforniaRON STEVENSONDistrict AgentLansing Dist. Agency¦»*?&!¦JAViES SIEMERSDistrict Aifrnt-itr.'c Crtok. MschinnriROBERT L. CAIHOUNBrokerage- Sui:tDetroit, Po.T-jrnyYou can get more informationabout this career opportunity bywriting Vice President L. M.Huppeler, 501 Boylston Street,Boston 17, Mass. NEW ENGLANDo#s*/life rj„BOSTON. MASSACHUSETTSTHE COMPANY THAT FOUNDED MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE iN AMERICA — 1835These Chiccig© University men are New England life representatives:Harry Benner, '12, Chicago,George Marselos, '34, Chicago Paul C. Lippold, '38, ChicagoRobert P. Saalbach, '39, OmahaJames M. Banghart. '41, Adv. Mgr., St. Paul John R. Downs, C.L.U.; 46, ChicagoHerbert W. Siegal. '46, San AntonioAsk one of these competent men t® tell you about the advantages of insuring in the New England LifeOCTOBER, 1957 35MemorialDr. Theodore F. Butzow, MD '97, of SanDiego, Calif., died on May 31.Dr. George H. Fellman, MD '97, ofMilwaukee, Wis., died of a heart attackon May 28.Hiram Gillespie, AB '98, of Westminster, Colo., died on June 11.Arthur R. Schweitzer, PhB '00, SM '06,PhD '16, died on June 13.Alfred E. Whhford, AB '00, of Ft.Pierce, Fla., died on April 15.Willard Clark Gore, PhD '01, died onJanuary 27 in La Jolla, Calif.Dr. Charles C, Barrett, MD '02, ofPrincton, 111., died on May 27 following asevere stroke.Martha Reid Robinson, PhB '02, ofNew nan, Ga., died on April 14.Florence Barber Bonar, '03, of Seattle,Wash., died last October 9.Dr. Claude B. Lewis, Rush MD '03,died on April 20. He had practiced medicine in St. Cloud, Minn, from 1905-55.Dr. Robert S. Allison, Rush MD '04,of Salt Lake City, Utah, died on May21 of heart failure.John E. Fisler, AB f04, JD '08, diedon March 14.James E. Glavin, PhB '05, died onMarch 8 in Albany, N. Y.Susan McCoy, AB '05, of Valley City,North Dakota, died on May 2.Marie A. Wieser Gleason, '05, of Pasadena, Calif., died on May 3 after a longillness.Dr. Herman G. Heil. PhB '06, ofColumbus, Ohio, died on April 25.Mabel P. Falconer Collins, PhB '07,of Springfield, 111., died in May at Memorial Hospital there. She had been thewife of the late Prof. J. H. Collins, whofor many years was Superintendent ofSchools in Springfield. Dr. Chester Nathan Gould, PhD '07,died June 15 in a nursing home in Durham, N. C. He was Associate ProfessorEmeritus of German and ScandinavianLiterature at the University.Paul Gray, '07, of Whittier, Calif., diedin June.Mary E. Sabin, PhB '07, died after anillness of three months in Elgin, 111. Sheretired 34 years ago, after serving as apublic school principal of Evanston, 111.and New York state schools.Irving J. Solomon, AB '07, JD '09,died in May. He recently had lived inSarasota, Fla.The Rev. Dr. Harry Leroy Taylor, AM'07, died at Ormond Beach, Fla., onMay 21.Robert J. Kerner, AB '08, AM '09, ofBerkeley, Calif., died last November.Dr. Vincent C, Poor, SM '08, PhD '15,died in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Feb. 9.Genevieve Apgar, AB '09, died inAthens, Ohio on March 31. She hadbeen a high school teacher. Head of theEnglish Department at Harris Teachers'College in St. Louis, Mo., and, from 1925until her retirement in 1938, a Professorof English at Ohio University.Charles William Barton, PhB 10, diedafter a brief illness in Worchester, Mass.He had formerly been advertising manager for the American Chicle Co., astaff member of Detroit and New Yorknewspapers, and owner of the SheridanPress in Wyoming.Dr. Theodore John Gunther, MD 11,died on November 17, in Sheboygan, Wis.Lena E. Johnson Schlichtemeier, PhB11, of Nehawka, Nebraska, died onAugust 15.Elizabeth Miller Koch, PhB '14, AM15, PhD '21, of Chicago, died on October22, 1956. She was a retired researchworker from the Department of Biochemistry. Warren A. McCracken, 14, died onMarch 30 in Evanston, 111.John B. Perlee, 14, of San Diego, Cab,died on May 5.Dr. Carl N. Harris, MD 15, of NorthHibbing, Minn., died in February.Dr. Richard E. Werlich, MD 15, ofSan Diego, Calif., died on May 21.Martin L. Horrcll, PhB 16, died onMay 28.SIT IN COMFORT!SCOTTPAK-A-SEATwifhROBE$2495I arue upholstered .scat covered\sith red Scotch plaid reinforcedplastic water and i'ade-proof cloth.Matching canvas backrest. Sealzippers open and contains M)"x60"all-wool, moth-proof plaid robe.Metal parts zinc chromate plated.Clamps to any hoard seat. Foldscompactly. 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Sun Life maintains 45 branches in the United States from coast to coast.SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADAHead Office: Sun Life Building, Dominion Square, Montreal,36 THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO MAGAZINEWithout aiij life stops. . . for you and for industrySeeing a cloud is probably the nearest we come to 'seeing" air. because airis a mixture of invisible gases.Life-giving oxygen comprises about21 per cent of the air. We all knowbow it helps sick people gel well, butfew of us realize thai steel and othermajor industries could not operatewithout the same oxygen in tremendous quantities. About 78 per cent ofthe air is nitrogen. Food processorsuse it as an atmosphere to protectfreshness and flavor of food. The remaining one per cent of theair is composed of the liltle-known yetvital "rare" gases — argon, helium,krvpton, neon, and xenon. These gasesare essential in making incandescentlight bulbs, in electric welding processes, and in refining new metals suchas titanium.For fifty years, the people of UnionCarbide have been separating the gasesof the air and finding new ways inwhich they can help make a better lifefor all of us.. STUDENTS AND STUDENT ADVISERS: Learn more about career opportunities with UnionCarbide in Alloys, CARBONS,Chemicals, Casks, and Plastics. Write for the 1957 editionof "Products and Processes"booklet M-2. i'nion Carbide Corpora tion, 30 East 42nd St.. \ ewYork 17, V. Y.In Canada. I'nionCarbide Canada Ltd., Toronto.Lb\JJ DSJ¦UCCs Trade-marked Products include-LlNDE Oxygen Cr.AC Agricultural Chemicals EVEREADY Flashlights and Butteries ELECTROMET Alloys and MetalsSynthetic Organic Chemicals Pkest-O-Litk Acetylene Prestone Ami Freeze Haynes Stelute AIIons Dwiei Textile FibersBakelite, Yinylite, and Krene Plus-tics Pyrofax Gas National Carbons Union Calcium Carbide Ujnion Carbide Siliconesk -/i^^^kai:-'¦#Dr. Peter J. W. Dehye, professor emeritus of chemistry at CornellUniversity, and Dr. Lloyd P. Smith, President, Avco Researchand Advanced Development Division, discuss the Avco researchprogram prior to Dr. Debye's recent colloquium at the Division'sLawrence, Massachusetts, headquarters,,¦:*<*¦$?>**'&g*W *$W>$*r * #" ¦» W.Pictured above is our new Research Center now under construction in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Scheduled for completion inearly 1958, this ultramodern laboratory will house the scientificand technical staff of the Avco Research and Advanced Development Division.Avco's new research division now offers unusual and exciting career opportunities for exceptionally qualified andforward-looking scientists and engineers in such fields as:Science:Aerodynamics • Electronics • MathematicsPhysical Chemistry • PhysicsEngineering:Aeronautical * Applied Mechanics • Chemical • ElectricalHeat Transfer • Mechanical • Reliability • Flight TestWrite to Dr. R. W. Johnston, Scientific and Technical Relations,Avco Research and Advanced Development Division,20 South Union Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts, MetallurgyThermodynamics TONOURISHAN IDEAThe full impact of science on man and his economy is justbeginning to be realized. Past achievements, translated intotoday's technology, are transforming the world.In the dynamic environment man has created, his civilizationcannot stand still. He is committed to move forward to newscientific breakthroughs that lay the foundation for a strongeconomy based on advanced technical achievement.Creative scientists and engineers, working together in an intellectual environment where ideas can be freely expressed andfreely explored, will shape this new economy. Avco is creatingthe environment in which uninhibited thinking men can searchout new problems and work toward their solution. A new researchcenter will provide a physical environment, facilities and contactwith stimulating minds to nourish the best ideas that each mancontributes.Some of America's foremost scientists and engineers are at workhere. Consultants, like Dr. Peter J. W. 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