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BROWN 

ALUMNI MONTHLY 



NOVEMBER 1961 




A new banner on 43rd St. /See page 22 



BOARD OF EDITORS 

Chairman 

C. ARTHtm Braitsch '23 



V ice-Chairman 
George R. Ashbey '21 



Garrett D. Byrnes '26 
Warren L. Carleen '48 
Carleton Goff '24 
Prof. I. J. Kapstein '26 
Stanley F. Mathes '39 
Stuart C. Sherman '39 



Managing Editor 

CHESLEY WORTHINGTON '23 



Assistant Editor 

John F. Barry, Jr., '50 



POSTMASTER: Send Form 3579 to 
Box 1854, Brown University, Provi- 
dence 12, R. I. 



Published October, November, December, 
January, February, March, April, May, and 
July by Brown University, Providence 12, 
R. I. Second class postage paid at Provi' 
dence, R. I. and at additional mailing of' 
fices. Member, American Alumni Council 
The Magazine is sent to all Brown alumni 



BROWN 

ALUMNI MONTHLY 



NOVEMBER 1961/VOL. LXII NO. 2 



In This Issue. 



The Meehan Auditorium Opens Its Doors 5 



Looking Ahead to the Brown of 1970 12 



Saigon Saga, by Prof. I. J. Kapstein 16 



Yardsticks and the Freshman Class 21 



A New Brown Headquarters in New York 22 



What Happened to the Football Team? 34 



Some Alumni Express Their Views 47 



FRONT COVER 



THE NEW BANNER on 43rd St. is that of the Brown University Club in 
New York, now proudly flying outside the hospitable Columbia Club. The 
move from the old headquarters has been accompHshed, and the members 
are delighted with the facilities now available. The cover drawing is a 
rendering of the Brown lounge, and it's of interest that it was by its archi- 
tect. Charles E. Hughes '37. It looks inviting. 




Stormy weather . . . 

HURRICANE Esther proved no more 
violent than an old-fashioned "line 
storm," but Providence had prepared for 
the worst. Schools were closed, and the 
University of Rhode Island shut down for 
the day, but it was business as usual at 
Brown. A Herald reporter complained to 
President Keeney because we continued in 
session when the weather was so threaten- 
ing. 

The President's reply was unhesitating: 
"We always have classes during hurri- 
canes." 

> "unlike members of the medical pro- 
fession, who reportedly bury their mis- 
takes, we admissions folk see ours every- 
day, walking around the campus, as if to 
remind us accusingly of our fallibility." 
Robert H. Pitt, II. Dean of Admissions at 
Penn, was writing in its alumni magazine. 
His colleagues, he says, have an epithet 
for his mistakes: Pittfalls. 

> WITH AN eye to new business, a drug- 
store on Thayer St. displayed a big sign in 
September which read: "Welcome to the 
Class of 1961." We didn't have the heart 
to tell them they were four years late with 
this nice greeting. 

> PLANNING a special course in computer 
programming for members of the Faculty, 
Prof. William Prager suggested classes on 
Saturday afternoons when he circulated the 
questionnaires. A later memo told the out- 
come: 

"From the returned forms, it is obvious 
that the Saturday hours are not popular. 
There are 465 ways of selecting two hours 
from the remaining 31 hours at which both 
the lecture room of the Computing Labo- 
ratory and the undersigned are free. A 
small program, which will be discussed in 
the course, made the computer determine 
the two hours that were acceptable to the 
greatest number of participants. Accord- 
ingly, the course has been scheduled as 
follows: Monday and Wednesday, 2:10 to 
3:00 beginning October 9, 1961." 

> A western magazine was apologizing 
I because it had reported the wrong alum- 
nus as dead. Then the editor added a plea: 
"Please write your name clearly, or print 
it, especially in death notices." And, in 
the same month, a similar request in an- 
other alumni publication: "When reporting 
a death, please include the current ad- 
dress." 

Chicago's Alumni Office got a note 
that said: "I was shocked and grieved to 
f read of the passing of Florence Foley 
; Howard '14. Of all my contacts at the 
University, my association with her was 
the closest and most intimate. I find it 
impossible to believe she has gone on. 
Yours sincerely, Florence Foley Howard 
'14." 

y there has been increasing concern 
among students about that old bugaboo. 
Apathy, wrote an editor of Old Oregon. 
"Indeed, the situation is so bad that one 
student is reported to have written a flrst- 




rate essay entitled 'In Defense of My 
Right to Be Apathetic' We wrote for the 
manuscript, hoping to present it in an 
early issue. Unfortunately, our apathetic 
student has never bothered to answer the 
letter." 

> JOHN w. LYONS '50, a teacher at the 
Pleasant St. School in Seekonk, Mass., 
brought a busload of his students to the 
Columbia football game. When the debacle 
was over, one of the boys said: "Mr. 
Lyons, how did you know what the score 
was going to be?" 

The teacher didn't understand, until the 
boy pointed to Lyons' cap. He was wearing 
his reunion headgear, complete with nu- 
merals. 

> BECAUSE the basic situation was the 
same, one of our leading citizens in Uni- 
versity Hall recalled this story about a 
man on his way into a football game out 
of town. In the throng at the stadium 
portal, he turned to his wife and said: "I 
sure wish I had our piano here." 

"What in the world are you talking 
about?" she asked. "What makes you want 
our piano in this mob?" 

"Only that our tickets are back home on 
top of it." 



Liayrnan's opinion . . . 

> at the doctor's last month for a check- 
up. Prof. Ben C. Clough was asked how 
he felt. "I think I'm fine," the latter re- 
plied, "but, of course, that's only a lay- 
man's opinion." 

"Not at all," said the doctor. "On the 
subject of your health, you're the world's 
greatest living authority." 

> CHRIS BAODIKIAN, a young resident of 
Washington, D. C, sent Professor Car- 
berry a money order for 50 cents in time 
for the Friday the 1 3th collection on Oc- 
tober's Carberry Day. Enclosing the head- 
line that gave the score of the Columbia 
Day (which also employed the numeral 
50), Chris wrote: "OK, Carberry, get that 
team on the ball." 

Curator Clough saw to it that Carberry 
acknowledged the gift, with this message: 
"Thanks. I made your contribution go as 
far as I could, so now we have one foot 
on the ladder, and the chariot of progress 
is rolling toward high tide, and we shall 
reach terra firma." 




> NEXT to the big parking lot on West 
43rd St. where the New York Princeton 
Club is going to build, the city auctioned 
off a parcel of land 100 feet long but only 
9 inches wide. Reading of this in the Times, 
his wife said to David Landman '39: 
"That's for a club for a small college." 
(But, of course, it's a very deep bit of 
land.) 

> SOMEONE NOTICED that the box of 
Brown songsheets in our Alumni House 
supply closet was marked "Keep Dry." We 
are not allowed to weep over our songs. 



Lunch was late . . . 

> A DARTMOUTH FRIEND tells of being de- 
layed on the road going back to Hanover. 
Finally, however, he was able to get into 
a town which had an inn, where he hoped 
to get a long-deferred lunch. Dashing 
across the lobby, he noted that it was 10 
after 2, and he was trying to open the 
door into the dining room when a clerk 
appeared. 

"I'm starved," said the traveler, "but 
I'm afraid the dining room is closed." 

"That's right," said the clerk. "Ever 
since 1942." 

> A BIT DISCONCERTING tO see SO Often 

this season a headline reading: brown 
STAR WINS. The disconcerting part was 
that it was a racehorse. (Similarly, the 
new book Blue Skies, Brown Studies has 
no University reference; the publisher is 
Little Brown, too.) 

> ON A BUSINESS TRIP in California in 
September, John Swanton '50 rented a car 
to make some calls. "You can imagine the 
smile that crossed my face," he wrote, "as 
I drove along the Harbor Freeway and 
noticed a sign on top of an office. It read: 
'Barnebey Cheney Air Purifiers.' 

"Now I ask you," Swanton concluded, 
"could any loyal Brown man resist hum- 
ming a few bars of Alma Muler at a time 
like that?" 

> A QUESTIONNAIRE Seeking biographical 
data came to George L. Cassidy '26 of 
Pleasantville, N. Y., from Moses Brown 
School where he prepared for Brown. One 
heading provided a blank after the phrase 
"Marital Status." Says Cassidy: "I couldn't 
resist answering, 'Excellent!' " 

BUSTER 



THE MEEHAN AUDITORIUM rink in use: An early session of the R. I. Brown Club's skating subsidiary. 




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Photo by George C. Henderson '38, Brown Photo Lab. 





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THE ICE 
CAME 
EARLY 



And the new Meehan Auditorium has 
already delighted hundreds of skaters 
and other visitors at Aldrich-Dexter. 



THE George V. Meehan Auditorium opened its doors to the 
public for the first time on Saturday, Oct. 14. Within 24 
hours it was in use by hundreds of skaters, the first new build- 
ing on Brown's Aldrich-Dexter Field and the first addition 
to the University's athletic plant in more than 30 years (Mar- 
vel Gymnasium was constructed in 1927). 

More than 1500 persons toured the Auditorium the first 
day, prompted by an invitation in the local press. On Sunday, 
nearly 700 students from Brown and Pembroke gave the ice 
its first test — and found it to their satisfaction. About 100 
other skaters from Faculty families appeared later in the 
evening, and the new Skating Club, sponsored by the Rhode Is- 
land Brown Club, had its first venture onto the ice the same 
week. From now until April, it will be a busy facility. 

The building was designed for a dual purpose. As both 
arena and auditorium, it will provide the setting not only for 
all home hockey games and other skating events but also for 
certain convocations and other academic occasions (even 
Commencement if Brown's legacy of good weather is inter- 
rupted). The building contains approximately 2,100 perma- 
nent seats, ranged in north and south stands facing the rink 
arena 200 feet by 85 feet ( 17,000 square feet). For events on 
the ice, temporary seating and standing room may bring the 
audience capacity to about 3,000. When temporary seating 
is placed on the rink, the capacity for convocations will be 
raised to about 5,000. 

Named for the Providence business executive whose foun- 
dation contributed half a million dollars toward its cost, the 
Meehan Auditorium was designed by the architectural firm 
of Perry, Shaw, Hepburn & Dean of Boston and constructed 
{Continued on page 8) 



NOVEMBER 1961 




THE ICE AREA is said fo be larger than that of Madison Square Garden's. 



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BROWN'S OWN ICE 




ALL AGES at a Brown Club family hour in the Meehan Auditorium. 



"THANK YOU AGAIN, 

SIR." President Keeney 

to George V. Meehan, right, 

principal donor of the 

Auditorium. First official 

inspection come at a special 

luncheon in mid-October. 





OLD TIMERS' NIGHT on Nov. 25 has Jackson Skillings in charge. The 1937 
Varsity Captain brought his boys in for a look recently. 

The ice came early 

{Continued from page 5) 

by the Gilbane Building Company of Providence (Thomas F. 
Giibane and William J. Gilbane are both '33). Twenty-three 
subcontractors lent their assistance, and materials were sup- 
plied by 13 other firms. 

"No Better College Rink Anyivhere" 
Construction of the circular domed building began in May, 
1960. As it rose, the exterior became familiar to passers-by 
at the corner of Hope St. and Lloyd Ave., at the northwest 
corner of the 39 acres of the Aldrich-Dexter property. It was 
already an imposing landmark. The interior, however, must 
have presented a surprise to the October visitors. They ex- 
pected to find massive utility; they were not prepared for 
beauty. It was handsome and impressive as well, all agreed. 
According to Coach James H. Fullerton, the visiting coaches, 
athletic directors, and dealers in athletic equipment have been 
unanimous in saying they haven't seen a better college rink 
anywhere. Alumni and students are delighted, and many, as 
we have suggested, have already put the ice to a practical 
test. 

Among those attending the October open house was Har- 
old A. Mackinney '02, Captain of the Brown hockey teams 
for his four years on the Hill. "He was beaming all over," 
Jim Fullerton reported later. "Apparently in his day the team 
played on an outdoor rink at Roger Williams Park. One 
season. Coach Cook constructed a small outdoor rink on Lin- 
coln Field, which is now the Lower Campus. However, a 
mild winter followed, in which the boys were able to use it 
only once." (The squad had not much better success with a 
rink built just outside of Marvel Gym in more recent times. ) 

A Cycle of Dedication Events 

The first hockey game to be played in the rink will be on 
Old Timers' Night, Saturday, Nov. 25. Chairman Jack Skil- 
lings '37 has arranged for many of Brown's hockey players 
down through the years to return for the occasion. Some of 



the younger and hardier men will undertake an exhibition 
game and will even take on the Varsity. Older stars, more 
conservative, will be content with a mere introduction to the 
crowd. 

The first intercollegiate game in the rink will be played 
Dec. 2 when the Brown Varsity and Freshman teams meet 
Northeastern. The building will be officially dedicated on Jan. 
2 when the Bruins meet Princeton in the first Ivy League game 
at home. Practice was to start early this month, as allowed 
by League agreements. 

Thanks to the absence of supporting columns for the 
domed roof of the Meehan Auditorium, every seat has an 
unobstructed view of the rink. This was immediately obvious 
to the visitors who roamed the structure on the day of the 
open house. They entered from the parking lot at the south, 
along Hope St. Passing through the lobby with its ticket of- 
fices and arrangements for spectator traffic, one came into the 
auditorium at about the middle level of the stands, which 
flank the ice surface in two banks, north and south. In an 
effort to add variety to the color scheme in the interior, the 
first eight rows of permanent seats are being painted seal 
brown, the next five rows cardinal, and final five yellow. The 
colors are those found in the University's coat of arms. 

The penalty box is at the foot of the south stands, in the 
middle of the rink. In addition to any player serving out his 
penalty, the box wUl also be occupied by the official timer, 
who operates the scoreboard clock, and the official scorer. 
Using his outlet to the auditorium public address system, the 
latter will announce the time of each goal, the players in- 
volved, and also the penalties. 

Directly across the rink are the team boxes, unusual in that 
they are side by side. Brown will use the west box, the visitors 
(Continued on page 10) 




RECOVERED from a recent illness, Theodore Francis 
Green '87 wanted to see the rink, and Athletic Direc- 
tor Mackesey proudly obliged. 



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LAYING 10 MILES of brine pipe was only one of many spectacular construction operations. 





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NOVEMBER 1961 



The ice came early 

(Conliuued from page 8) 

the east, in each of which there is allowance for the maximum 
of 17 players a team may dress for a game, including two 
goalies. Coaches, trainers, and managers are here, too, of 
course. 

Innovations Beneath the Stands 

Virtually all of the auditorium's auxiliary rooms are in the 
area beneath the north stands. Here are the Brown Varsity 
locker room, Freshman and JV locker room, and two for 
visiting teams. The 35 open-bin lockers in the Varsity room 
have a double advantage over enclosed lockers: clothing 
stored in them "breathes" better, and the equipment man will 
have a much easier job changing laundry and uniforms. A 
large shower room serves both the Varsity and Freshman 
squads. The Freshman room, which contains 50 lockers, will 
also be used by coaches for showing game and instructional 
films; there are blackboards in both rooms for the diagram- 
ming of plays. 

The dressing rooms for the visiting teams have peg boards 
instead of lockers, and footwear can be stored in the boxlike 
under-portion of the removable benches. These two rooms 
may also be used by members of skating clubs and partici- 
pants in special programs. The Coaches' Office nearby is head- 
quarters for Fullerton and his new assistant, Richard H. 
Michaud. (The team manager has a desk here, too.) Coaches 
and game officials will dress in the Officials' Room, as will 
any skating professionals who may take part in special events. 
An adjacent first-aid room is fully equipped for the treatment 
of minor mishaps. 

In the compressor room one finds the heavy machinery 
which cools and circulates the brine which in turn makes the 
ice. The refrigeration system employs non-combustible freon 
gas, with two compressors and two large pumps to keep the 
brine flowing through the 10 miles of pipe embedded one and 
five-eighths of an inch beneath the surface of the rink. In 
normal operation, the brine leaves the refrigerating system at 
16 degrees Fahrenheit and returns at 18 degrees, though 
these temperatures can be varied considerably, according to 
the room temperature, the humidity, and the desired texture 
of the ice. (Figure skating, for example, requires somewhat 
softer ice than hockey.) 

The Press Will Like Its Balcony 

The Manager's Office is the nerve center of the auditorium 
and commands a passageway leading in from the east en- 
trance. This is the point of access for all skaters, including 
members of clubs and other groups authorized to use the 
rink at specified periods. In this office are located a turntable 
and a supply of records that will furnish background music, 
as requested, for recreational and figure skating. 

Drawing especial praise was the large press box, which 
includes appropriate sections for radio and television. The 
booths are all fully wired for teletype and telephone service, 
as well as the auditorium's public address system. The tele- 
vision booth is fitted for connection to a coaxial cable that 
already runs near the building. The press box, hung from the 
roof over the south stands, offers ample accommodation for 
30 working members of the press. 

Familiar to spectators in other rinks is the Zamboni ma- 



chine, a mechanical marvel which will roll out on the ice 
periodically to plane the surface, pick up the shavings, and 
spread a thin film of warm water which freezes almost at 
once. It takes care of cracks and scars left by the skates, 
providing a fresh, smooth surface in 10 minutes. The Zam- 
boni, named for its inventor, does a job which would other- 
wise require a crew of nine men — and does it better. 

On the staff at the Meehan Auditorium is an expert skate- 
sharpener, with one of the best machines available for his 
work. On the inside of his room is the panel which controls 
the auditorium lights. Ready in another part of the building, 
incidentally, is a 25-kilowatt generator, driven by natural gas. 
In the event of a general power failure, it can provide current 
for emergency lighting. 

A Spider-Web of Ribs and Rings 

Nichols, Norton, and Zaldastani of Boston were the con- 
sulting engineers commissioned to contribute the design of 
the structural system, including the foundation, concrete 
work, and steel dome; they also supervised those areas of 
construction. Paul Norton, of that firm, says the concept 
basic to the design of the longspan roof-framing was arrived 
at after considerable study. He wrote recently: "As many as 
18 schemes were explored to determine, in collaboration with 
the architects, the most appropriate and economical solution. 
The steel dome finally selected consists of 30 major radial 
ribs connected to polygonal tension and compression rings. A 
space frame analysis enabled us to specify light members 
and to design a relatively light structure for such a span." 

Thus, instead of conventional vertical columns supporting a 
conventional roof, there is a domed spider-web of steel ribs 
and rings, the former 104 feet long. During construction, a 
giant crane was used to attach the ribs to a tension ring 208 
feet in diameter and based on a concrete canopy. At the top 
of the dome, the converging ribs were field-welded to a com- 
pression ring 14 feet in diameter. Temporary falsework sup- 
ported the rings until all the interconnecting steel had been 
welded into place. Six intermediate compression rings help 



Miles of pipes and wiring 

FOR THOSE who like statistics," an informative bro- 
chure gave these data about the Meehan Auditorium 
to visitors at the first open house; Earth excavated — 
30,646 cubic yards. Reinforced concrete — 3,967 cubic 
yards. Concrete blocks — 39,192. Structural steel — 309 
tons. Reinforcing steel — 182 tons. Scaffolding — 122,000 
square feet. Acoustical tile — 672 pieces. Floor tile (mo- 
saic) — 1,200 pieces; floor tile (rubber cord) — 6,000 
square feet. Forms for concrete — 159,892 square feet. 
Face bricks — 720. Paint — 900 gallons. 

Doors — 81. Window panels — 52. Window glass 
blocks — 600. Plumbing fixtures — 93. Toilet accessories 
— 79. Electrical fixtures — 587. Lighting — 30 candles/ 
square foot. Electric conduit — 23,000 feet. Electric wire 
— 92,000 feet. Plumbing pipe — 5,960 linear feet. Heat- 
ing pipe — 3,460 linear feet. Brine pipe — 10 miles. 
Height, ice to dome center — 62 feet. Dome roof area 
— 36,438 square feet. Flat roof area — 11,500 square 
feet. Ice area — 17,000 square feet. 



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achieve thrust and counter-thrust simultaneously and stabilize 
weight. Prefabricated pie-shaped sections of the roof were 
then placed by crane over the skeletal framing. The result, as 
suggested, is a self-supporting dome that combines great 
strength with light weight. 

Rivaling the building of the roof in construction complex- 
ity was the laying of the 17,000-square-foot concrete slab that 
provides the base for the skating surface. Excavation of the 
entire area came first — to a depth of seven feet. That immense 
pit was then filled with crushed stone, which serves as an 
insulating layer. Next, the pipefitters put down the 10 miles of 
I'/i-inch pipe to carry the brine. 

July 3 was a big day. At 6 a.m. that morning, augmented 
crews were called in to pour the 6'/2-inch concrete slab in 
which the pipe is now embedded. Since it was necessary to 
keep all weight off the piping, the workers had constructed 
wooden tracks called "buggy runs" between the lines of pipe 
— no simple matter. Between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., 36 laborers 
trundled their two-wheeled buggies back and forth along the 
runs. In the seven hours they poured 330 cubic yards, or 48 
truckloads, of concrete in this one operation. 

In the next five and a half hours, 14 finishers prepared the 
smooth, compacted surface called for in the exacting specifi- 
cations. Finally, at 6:30, an inch of water was poured over 
the surface, to be left there for seven days. This technique, 
known as water curing, minimizes the possibility of cracking, 
by preventing moisture from leaving the concrete too quickly. 

The Chairman of the Building Committee is Elmer Horton 
'10 of Barrington. (We remember the applause he received at 
the R. I. Brown Club dinner last spring.) The Co-Chairman is 
Foster B. Davis, Jr., '39 of Providence. Committee members 
include Harry H. Burton '16 and Howard Huntoon, both of 
Providence, Ward A. Davenport, Director of Construction 
Planning for the University, and President Keeney, ex officio. 

The Winter's Hockey Attractions 

Twenty-one Varsity and 16 Freshman games are on 
Brown's 1961 hockey schedule. In addition, the University 
will be host for a holiday tournament involving the Bruins 
and seven other college squads. The schedules (games are at 
home unless otherwise noted) : 

VARSITY: Dec. 2— Northeastern. Dec. 6 — Boston Col- 
lege. Dec. 8 — Connecticut. Dec. 12 — Amherst, away. Dec. 
15 — Bowdoin. Jan. 6 — Princeton*. Jan. 8 — Northeastern. 
away. Jan. 13 — Yale*, away. Jan. 27 — Williams, away. Jan. 
31 — -Princeton*, away. Feb. 3 — Yale*. Feb. 7 — Harvard*, 
away. Feb. 10 — Cornell*. Feb. 14 — Dartmouth*, away. Feb. 
17 — Cornell*, away. Feb. 21 — Harvard*. Feb. 24 — Dart- 
mouth*. Feb. 28 — Army, away. Mar. 3 — Boston College, 
away. Mar. 5 — Providence College, away. Mar. 10 — Provi- 
dence College. (*Ivy League games.) 

FRESHMEN: Dec. 2 — Northeastern. Dec. 6 — Boston Col- 
lege. Dec. 9 — Choate. Dec. 13 — La Salle Academy. Jan. 6 — 
Andover. Jan. 8 — Northeastern, away. Jan. 13 — Yale, away. 
Jan. 31 — Hope High. Feb. 7 — Harvard, away. Feb. 10 — 
Lynn English. Feb. 14 — Cranston High. Feb. 21 — Harvard. 
Feb. 24 — Dartmouth. Mar. 3 — Boston College, away. Mar. 
5 — Providence College, away. Mar. 10 — Providence College. 

The game ticket price to the public will be $1.50 for home 
games. The south stands will be reserved for Brown and Pem- 
broke students at all Varsity games, while about 300 seats in 
the north stands will be set aside for season ticket-holders 




CHART shows how the ice surface and permanent seats for 2100 persons 
are accommodated in the oval of the Meehan Auditorium. 

and guests of the University. All other seats in the north 
stands, plus all temporary seats and standing room, will be 
available on a first-come, first-served basis for Faculty and 
staff-holders of season athletic tickets and for the general pub- 
lic. 

17 Hours of Use Per Day 

The Meehan Auditorium is intended primarily for the use 
of the Brown family — students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 
By operating on a schedule of up to 17 hours a day, however, 
it has been possible to make the auditorium available, by spe- 
cial arangement, to a number of outside groups during the 
skating season. 

The largest single allotment of time, of course, will go to 
the Brown Varsity, JV, and Freshman hockey squads, starting 
this month. Other University-connected groups using the ice 
will be Brown and Pembroke physical education classes, in- 
tramural teams (an informal fraternity league has had two 
good seasons at the Ice Bowl), Faculty and staff members and 
their families, and the Brown Club of Rhode Island. Outside 
organizations using the ice will include the Providence Figure 
Skating Club, the Moses Brown School, the Wheeler School, 
the Providence high schools (for hockey practice only), Pee- 
Wee hockey groups, adult hockey groups, and the Parents 
League. 

Aldrich-Dexter Field is in its second year of intensive use. 
Football squads practice there, dressing in the temporary field 
house which was the Asylum hospital building. Baseball and 
lacrosse were played there last spring, and soccer is a lively 
fall tenant. Tennis courts and intramural fields see constant, 
enthusiastic activity daily. Eventually, the University proposes 
to build on the Dexter site a new gymnasium, field house, and 
swimming pools. However, there are no immediate plans for 
these projects, although the Athletic Advisory Council has 
set up a supervisory committee. 



NOVEMBER 1961 



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AND FREELY RESORT? 

5500 students by 1970? Two Brown Deans looked 
into a crystal ball and report what they saw ahead 




BROWN'S NEW BIOLOGY BUILDING at Brown and Waterman Sts. was approaching its full height when this photo was taken earlier in the fall. 

12 BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



A Brown University student body approaching 5500 
by 1970 was envisioned by spokesmen on admission 
policies before the Alumni Leadership Conference recently. 
The major factor in such growth, they predicted, would be the 
expansion of the Graduate School to the point where it would 
account for 1500 students or 28% of the total. It would have 
surpassed Pembroke College in size, for the projection there 
showed 1170 undergraduates. Brown undergraduates at the 
end of the decade would number 2750, about 10% more than 
are in the undergraduate College today. 

Other aspects of enrollment were considered by the Confer- 
ence panel: the selection of students, the quality of the stu- 
dents, their financial problems — to name a few. 

The two principals were Lloyd W. Cornell, Jr., '44, Assist- 
ant Dean of the College, and Alberta F. Brown, Dean of Ad- 
mission at Pembroke. It should be noted that they spoke from 
a University perspective, rather than as partisans for the in- 
dividual colleges. There was also an interpolated statement, 
requested from Dr. R. Bruce Lindsay '20, Dean of the Grad- 
uate School. He was brought to the Sayles Hall platform by 
the moderator, Vice-President John V. Elmendorf. 

Dean Cornell began: 

The preamble to the Brown Charter of 1764 contains a 
section not as often quoted as others, but I would call your 
attention to the statement of the need for an institution "to 
which youth may freely resort" for an education. I'd like to 
concentrate on that phrase "freely resort," for in the decades 
ahead one of the greatest challenges facing Brown and similar 
institutions centers around the definition and interpretation 
those two words. 

So we're going to speak of class size, class quality, the 
financial backgrounds of the students' families, and the fi- 
nancial aid techniques used to solve their problems. 

First of all, I'd like to go back in time to 1940-41, which 
we regard as rather a "base" year. The efl'ects of the Depres- 
sion had passed, those of World War II were not felt — in 
enrollment, at least. In that year there were approximately 
1500 applications for admission (and I'm speaking through- 
out of the combined Classes of Brown and Pembroke). We 
enrolled approximately 500 of those candidates, and the ratio 
therefore was one out of three. 

I'll then go on in five-year steps, beginning in 1949-50, 
when the number of applications had jumped to approxi- 
mately 3400. Of that group we enrolled 830, about one out of 
four. Five years later, in 1954, applications had jumped to 
4100, and we enrolled just over 900. In 1959, applications 
were up to 4660, and we enrolled just over 850. Our com- 
bined entering Classes at Brown and Pembroke in recent years 
have been approaching 900. Some of this increase in applica- 
tions stems from strengths, present purpose, plans, plant and 
personnel, which resulted in the Ford Foundation Grant. 
Others of them relate to national trends, which we shall ex- 
amine later. 

A Function of "Educational Management" 

If we project those figures to 1964-65, I think we can 
reasonably expect 6800 applications — a far cry from the 1500 
I started out discussing for 1940. And if we look ahead to 
1970, I think we can expect over 8000, perhaps 9000, appli- 
cations. I think that by the middle of this decade, inevitably 
and irresistably, the number of entering Freshmen will ap- 



proach 1000 (again the combined total of those at Brown 
and Pembroke). By 1969-70, the number will probably be 
about 1 100 — an increase on the order of 25 or 30% over the 
present. But 1 would remind you that the Classes at the end 
of the decade of the "40s represented an increase of approxi- 
mately 60% over those which came before World War II. 

I think that we have demonstrated that Class size is in part 
a function of educational management, that we have suc- 
ceeded (perhaps beyond our wildest expectations) in handling 
larger Classes better through new techniques in administration 
and in teaching. We have improved the quality of our plant 
to accommodate the higher quality of the candidate group. 

I say that the coming increase will be irresistible and in- 
evitable. If we controlled it completely, keeping us where we 
now are, the effect would be artificial and stultifying. The 
strengths which Brown has and the increasing recognition of 
them bring us a candidate group today that, not only in 
quality and number but also in its composition from top to 
bottom, is significantly different from the groups we dealt 
with years ago. It is not the figures themselves which are 
significant but the innate quality of the candidate group and 
the self-selection which has contributed to that group. 

Dean Brown then said: 

When we consider how our entering Classes are growing 
and the number of applications increasing, it is interesting and 
helpful to place ours against the national picture. In 1969-70, 
at the end of the decade for which we are attempting to make 
projections, we have — as Dean Cornell remarked — a com- 
bined entering Class in the neighborhood of 1100 students. 
At the end of the previous decade, we had a real figure — 860 
in 1959-60, so that the increase 10 years later would approach 
30%. 

Interestingly, the national figure of increase for teen-agers 
who will be of college entrance age will be 33%, so we are 
plotting ourselves against a very real situation. (It's nice to 
know 17 years ahead how many people might possibly be at 
the college door — this is an advantage we have over the 
kindergarten. ) 

It would be very simple in admission if we could just count 
on facts like birth-rate increases when we are projecting how 
many students we can put in our precise number of dormitory 
spaces. Admission staffs could all go off to Bermuda quite 
early in the spring instead of revising our estimates constantly 
day by day as to how many are coming. But there are factors 
other than birth rates which enter in, variables over which we 
have no control but which we must observe carefully. The 
factor which could make our figure larger than 1100 in 
1969-70 is that the percentage of the college age group which 
actually attend institutions of higher learning has been in- 
creasing at the rate of 1 % a year — a 1 % increase in per- 
centage. 

A Fine State of the Horrors 

This could lead to a fine state of the horrors if there were 
not some other factors which might offset this increase as we 
cope with it. We might have a smaller number than 1 100 for 
several reasons, the first being the rising cost of education. 
Another factor, which gives us a great deal of pause, is the 
fear that one may not have an application accepted: the fear 
that a student may not be acceptable may persuade him not 
to apply. The third factor is related to the second in a way: 



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a fear that he may not be able personally to meet a strong 
student body on his own terms — he may be unwilling to enter 
a situation which is highly selective. Related to this in another 
way is the student who is just plain unwilling to put himself 
in a situation where he will have to work to his full capacity. 

These latter fears are very much in our minds. It is inevita- 
ble that there are people in this world who do weed them- 
selves out of strenuous and exciting situations because of their 
personal characteristics. But there are others who simply need 
interpretation at this point, who need encouragement, even 
though they are ready. 

This projected 25%-30% increase in Freshman enrollment, 
it seems to me, should allow for absorption of the increased 
number into this University, into the separate Colleges, with- 
out any adverse effect on the basic nature of the institution. 
its administration, its teaching, its facilities. It would seem 
to be a healthy increase. 

Dean Cornell had a point to make: 

I'd like to invite the alumni to share with the Admissions 
Offices a rather special problem which is a challenge in itself: 
the number of people rejected. Those who are accepted take 
admission gracefully and gratefully, but those who are re- 
jected do not. A few figures will show the dimensions of this 
problem and how it has increased: In 1930 the College re- 
jected 131 candidates for admission; in 1940, 394: in 1950, 
772; in 1960, 2000. What will it be by 1970? I suspect in the 
order of 6000 rejections. As an institution, we are going to 
make very many more people unhappy than happy. In addi- 
tion to all other planning, the Admission Officers might plan 
to leave town about 1970. 

We need alumni help in dealing with the cases of rejections 
and related problems, as we do in so many admissions situa- 
tions. As Dean Brown will agree, I'm sure, the applicants 
look to alumni and alumnae as friends in court. They get in 
touch with alumni, alumni write us — we're glad they do. We 
need communication and interpretation, back and forth. 

Dean Broivn resumed: 

(She presented figures on the University's enrollment, 
which we have reduced to a tabulation:) 



Year 


Broicn 


Pembroke 


Grad. School 


Total 


1940-41 


1392 


493 


282 (13%) 


2167 


1949-50 


2995 


866 


476 (11%) 


4337 


1954-55 


2140 


808 


398 (12%) 


3346 


1959-60 


2323 


884 


696 (18%) 


3903 


1964-65 


2500 


1000 


1000 (22%) 


4500 


1969-70 


2750 


1170 


1500 (28% ) 


5420 



(Incidentally, on Sept. 26 the 1961-62 figures showed 2333 
undergraduates in The College, 909 in Pembroke, and 801 
graduate students in residence, though late registrations were 
expected to raise the last total to 870. The total enrollment 
would then be 4742.) 

In this table, we begin again (said Dean Brown) with the 
base year of 1940-41, showing the enrollment by divisions, 
including the two undergraduate Colleges and the Graduate 
School. The Graduate School percentage given is with respect 
to the total enrollment. The ratio of Brown and Pembroke in 
1940-41 showed about IVz boys to every girl — and I may 
say this is not regarded a mean ratio by the girls. 

The end of the war and the arrival of the veterans doubled 



the University's enrollment, with Brown up more than 100%. 
But Pembroke and the Graduate School grew, too, up 75% 
each. In 1954-55, we returned to "normalcy," if we ever have 
it (normalcy seems merely to be a point between extremes). 
Enrollment was cut back again but then began its way up 
again, as shown by the figure for 1959-60. Though the un- 
dergraduate student body was growing at a normal rate, the 
Graduate School enrollment had jumped to the point where 
it was now 18% of the total University. 

Then, we look ahead to two projected periods, seeing 
figures that represent a growth of about 2% annually at 
Brown and 3% annually at Pembroke, while the Graduate 
School has expanded to the point where it contributes 28% of 
the total of 5420. accounting for a considerable portion of the 
University growth. (Here the moderator let the Graduate 
School speak for itself in the person of Dean Lindsay.) 

Dean Lindsay said: 

These figures presented should interest you very much. 
Though graduate study, in its first years at Brown, was only 
a small fraction of all endeavor, marked growth has come 
since the World War, for reasons pretty obvious to all. 

May I first remind you that, in the 600-odd institutions 
which give some kind of graduate work in this country, there 
were enrolled in the past academic year, 1960-61, some 
315,000 graduate students. This number in itself may not be 
significant; what is significant is that it is increasing very 
rapidly. It is an important factor in American education be- 
cause these people constitute the reservoir of teachers, schol- 
ars, and scientists who are going to undertake the task of our 
intellectual problems of the future, the increase in our stand- 
ards of living, and the maintenance of our security in a very 
unquiet world. 

In 1954, when the present incumbent became Dean of the 
Graduate School, we had 490 graduate students, including a 
good many non-resident students. You realize that graduate 
students wander around a great deal — they are restless folk, 
who do not always want to stay and finish their work — some- 
times they cannot afford to. The figure I gave includes the 
whole lot, resident and non-resident. The corresponding fig- 
ure for the year 1960-61 was 850 — you can see the magnitude 
of the increase. 

I may say that part of this growth was due to Brown's 
attempt to discharge what we thought was the obligation of 
the University to the secondary schools teachers of the nation 
when we started the new course of studies leading to the 
Master of Arts degree in Teaching. This thas involved a fair 
number of people, but the increase is by no means to be at- 
tributed to that primarily. The number is made up, rather, of 
those who want to become scholars and scientists and go on 
to the Ph.D. And I would remind you that in 1961 we ac- 
tually graduated 51 Doctors of Philosophy, the largest num- 
ber in any year at Brown. 

The Pressures Involve Problems 

We could, of course, take in many more students because 
we have them knocking at the gates. For 1960 we had about 
890 applications for admission to the Graduate School; this 
number went up to 1325 for the year 1961-62. (Candidates 
for the M.A.T., not figured in here, would account for an- 
other 250.) So the pressure is upon us to grow. 

These pressures involve problems, starting with the facil- 



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ities for graduate study — laboratories, libraries, and Faculty. 
We have a good Faculty, but we realize that graduate study 
is expensive: it ultimately means that a single member of the 
Faculty has to take over one graduate student to conduct his 
research, because that is the graduate student's principal ac- 
tivity. 

We have to think of the graduate student himself, especially 
his financial support. You all realize that the graduate stu- 
dents are proverbially poor. They often have automobiles, 
many have wives and babies, but they never have any money. 
There has developed in this country a theory, which I shall 
not attempt to justify, that, since society demands that we 
develop people of great intellectual capacity to solve our prob- 
lems, somehow society should see to it that these people are 
properly trained. These students have absorbed this theory 
very well. Parents, too, usually abdicate their responsibilities 
at this point: those who will take care of students with sup- 
port up to graduate work will not finance them further. 

The University recognizes its obligations in this respect. In 
1960-61, for example. Brown actually provided $350,000 in 
fellowships, stipends, tuition grants, fellowships for research, 
and teaching assistantships — this in free grants apart from 
payment for any work. This is not enough; it does not allow 
us to admit all the qualified who need help in the first year 
of graduate study. Later, as teaching assistants or research 
assistants, they get support. But the problem of the first year 
is not solved, though the Government is becoming more gen- 
erous, and so are foundations and industries. 

While we should have 1500 graduate students by 1969-70, 
we shall be able to accommodate them only if we are able to 
double their financial help. Fortunately, the Graduate School 
is making progress in this respect, particularly through the 
efforts of Dr. Merton Stoltz, the Associate Dean. I think the 
Brown Graduate School will be able to meet the challenge 
that society has given us. 

Dean Cornell's comment luas: 

The undergraduate Colleges also have the need for more 
scholarships than they presently command. In 1950, Brown 
took the lead (with several others) in establishing a central- 
ized financial aid operation, pulling together information 
about the needs of its candidates, and utilizing through a 
single control all the forms of aid available to undergradu- 
ates: scholarships, loans, and student employment. This was 
the decade's most significant development in this area. 

During this period, Brown and the others developed tech- 
niques of what we called needs analysis. We became much 
more sophisticated in seeking a fairer share of family in- 
come. We learned more about taxing assets, how to give al- 
lowances in an income-tax way for the number of children 
and aged dependents, how to take into account extra medical 
expenses and business expenses, and other factors. We built 
up a whole rationale of appraising family assets so that we 
might solve a boy's need accurately and fairly and yet com- 
pletely. We want his main effort in college to be devoted to 
his reason for being here. We do not want him distracted to 
excess by employment or worries about finances. 

Similarly, during the decade. Brown's admission officers, 
together with those of other colleges in its "league," estab- 
lished the practice of meeting together and discussing com- 
mon candidates. We were able to agree upon and set identical 
stipends for them. We stopped competing with each other on 



the basis of dollars, focussing the competition more properly 
on other qualities of the college. This practice, incidentally, 
probably saved the Ivy League $200,000 to $300,000 a year — 
and thus helped more boys. 

At the present time we are expending approximately a mil- 
lion dollars in the College for undergraduate aid. The amount 
of scholarships is about $550,000: 1 think we shall loan 
something about $250,000 this year, and student employment 
on Campus (which we can control) will be around $200,000. 
And still this is not quite enough. We cannot increase our 
scholarship endowment as fast as the need increases. 

As we project our enrollment, we shall need more on an 
absolute level, too. There is a great area of challenge to us, 
therefore, in building up scholarship endowments, encourag- 
ing more corporate giving, and using loan funds more effec- 
tively. The greater use of loans as part of a package is, per- 
haps, the decade's most significant development in financial 
aid. In 1950, with a smaller enrollment, we loaned about 
$20,000 a year, compared with $250,000 this year. 

Dean Brown concluded: 

We have talked about a number of aspects of admission. I 
want to discuss a most important subject, the quality of the 
student body. This has risen dramatically, as measured by 
the College Board SAT scores. As you know, these may 
range from a possible low of 200 to a possible high of 800, 
500 being the middle point established when the norms were 
developed. 

In 1940-41, the base year we have referred to, the scores 
of the Brown and Pembroke students were very nearly on the 
national median on this. Let me remind you that the national 
median on the College Boards is a considerable pitch above 
the national median of high-school students — it is already a 
pre-selected group. 

We stayed in that general area but began to move upward: 
the 1954-55 figures show a significant but not large rise above 
the national median. In the next five-year period we rose dra- 
matically, jumping over the 600-point, up more than 100 in 
median by 1959-60. We expect a continuing increase in the 
five years ahead of us, inevitably tapering off as we approach 
"perfection." (That's an unfair word to use. We cannot ex- 
pect to go off the graph.) 

There is no passing or failing on the College Board tests. 
There is simply "placing" against other college-bound stu- 
dents, and our students are placing high. 

Not to leave a distorted picture, I add at once that we 
work from more than objective measures, because people 
are more than scores or statistics. We look carefully at school 
records, and our students stand well there — they're top stu- 
dents in secondary school before they come to us. 

We examine their program, too, because its content is so 
important in preparation for college. 

What, then, are we looking for? The first criterion is that 
the students have the power to meet successfully the challenge 
to intellectual and personal growth aftorded by this environ- 
ment on College Hill, with sufficient reserve power so that the 
students will have sufficient intellectual "breathing-room" 
here. The second criterion is that the students have those at- 
titudes, those drives, those value judgments, which give prom- 
ise that they will not only respond to the challenge here but 
have the desire, the will, and the freedom to let loose their 
talents in this world — a modest order! 



NOVEMBER 1961 



15 




SOME OF THE VIETNAMESE with Prof, and Mrs. Kapstein at o holiday celebration. 



Kappy's American Revolution 



The Far East mission 
of a Brown Professor 



THE KAPSTEINS lived here in Saigon. 





HIS CLASS IN SAIGON became a Brown class. 



A SAIGON SAGA 

by I. J. KAPSTEIN '26 



16 



A YEAR AGO LAST SUMMER I was On a plane flying south 
from Hong Kong to Saigon where, at the request of the 
State Department, I was going to teach American Literature 
and Civilization to students at the University of Saigon, the 
national university of the Republic of Vietnam. I did not know 
much of anything about the country I was going to and even 
less of the university I was going to teach in. Whenever (in 
my Washington briefing) I had got close to the nub of what 
I wanted to know, the answer given me was, "Play it by ear." 
Playing it by ear is all very well and good, if you have plenty 
of time to make up for your mistakes. 

At any rate, I had interrupted all the continuity of my work 
at Brown while I took myself off to a Far Eastern country 
12,000 miles away in order to promote "mutual understand- 
ing" between it and the United States. 

The Women Yoii Looked at Tivice 

Even my reading did not prepare me for the look of the 
people themselves — slender, graceful, and on the average 
about a head smaller than the average American. Among them 
I felt overgrown; my head became a pumpkin, my limbs 
seemed stiff and thick as boughs. Their color is a light tan in 
pleasing contrast to what in Saigon seemed the sickly pallor 
of Western skin. Their hair is straight, thick, a lustrous black; 
their eyes are dark with a gleam like that of onyx; their fea- 
tures are small and regular — an attractive-looking people, their 
glance lively and alert. The women were generally so pretty 
that it was really rare to see one who was not — the one who 
wasn't pretty was the one you looked at twice. 

Though 1 had been told by the State Department that a 
knowledge of French was a condition of my appointment as a 
visiting professor in Saigon, I could not anticipate how deep 
had been the penetration of French culture between 1883 and 
1945 when Vietnam was a French colony nor how thoroughly 
the French had taught their language to the Vietnamese. 

French was the necessary bridge of communication between 
West and East. In the University, for example, all communi- 
cations came to me either in Vietnamese or in French; on the 
rare occasions when we met as a group, all discourse among 
my colleagues was also in French. Below a certain level of 
society it is a badly mangled French, a pidgin French, but at 
higher levels it is a very elegant French, spoken with the 
speaker's pride at being fluent and correct in it. I linger on this 
matter only to point out a strange paradox of colonialism: 
Politically, the French are hated for their policies of exploita- 
tion while they were the rulers of Vietnam. But, culturally 
and linguistically, they still have a strong hold on the Viet- 
namese. 

The French now seem to be working on the principle that if 
you can hold a people culturally, you can hold it commer- 
cially. The French cultural mission had 43 teachers in the 
lycees and in the University of Saigon; the United States had 
about six, of whom only three were professors. In the Faculty 
of Letters, where I did most of my teaching, I was the only 
American. 

Bullets Brought the War Close 

I taught three courses: one a survey of American literature 
and civilization, one in the modern American novel, and one 
composition, oral and written. In contrast, there were some 
20 courses in French literature and language. This is a su- 
periority (in numbers, at least) which the French mean vigi- 
lantly to guard. The French do not match us in financial, tech- 



nical, and military aid to Vietnam — we have put more than 
$1,300,000,000 into Vietnam since 1954— but they certainly 
mean to surpass us culturally. They still push the favorite 
fiction of many Europeans that Americans are a crass, mate- 
rialistic people who worship machinery and money and are 
ignorant of the life of mind and spirit. 

The point I am making is the contrast between reading 
about Vietnam and living in it. I think the contrast became 
most vivid for me in regard to history. I found a great dif- 
ference between reading about the Vietnamese fight for free- 
dom and the tracer bullets flying past our windows a year ago 
this month. I found a great difference between reading up on 
the struggle between Communist North Vietnam and demo- 
cratic South Vietnam and the shooting up of a bus by Com- 
munist guerrillas just ahead of us on the road between Saigon 
and Cap St. Jacques. There is quite a difference between 
reading that in Vietnamese civil conflict many innocent people 
are hurt and seeing in a Saigon street a child with half her 
head shot away. 

I had only the scantiest idea of what to expect at the Uni- 
versity. I knew nothing of its organization, its administration, 
its curriculum, or its students. But, as time went on (my teach- 
ing began in August of 1960 and ended in April of this year) 
1 learned a great deal. 

Cast from the French University Matrix 

I found out that the University was modeled upon French 
universities, but with little regard as to whether the French 
university model was the proper one for Vietnamese students. 
The university was headed by a Rector, presumably its entire 
authority, drawing his powers from the Ministry of Educa- 
tion. Under him were the Deans, each heading up a separate 
Faculty, each one operating in almost complete independence 
of the others, and each housed in a separate building in dif- 
ferent parts of the city. Admission to the University requires 
a baccalaureate degree, granted by the lycee. It takes a stu- 
dent through what we call a junior-college level of education. 
Students in the University, therefore, are about the level of 
our Juniors and Seniors and first-year graduate students. 

The Faculty of Letters where I did most of my teaching 
comes closest to being a liberal arts college, offering courses 
in various literatures and the social sciences, although political 
science is taught at the Faculty of Law. Students concentrate 
in one or two fields of study at a time, so that my students 
were taking all my courses at once and had to sit before me 
nine times in the course of the week. These students, working 
for what was called the certificate in American literature and 
civilization, might also be working in another field — French, 
Vietnamese, or Chinese literature, for example, and taking 
four or five courses simultaneously in this field so that a num- 
ber of students were doing all together seven or eight courses 
at a time. 

Most striking and disturbing to me, however, was the lack 
of contact between the Deans and their Faculties, between 
the various professors of the Faculties, and between the pro- 
fessors and their students. There were no Faculty meetings, 
there were no Faculty committees, there was no common con- 
tact whatever among the professors. We never got together to 
consider what we were doing, to ask whether we were doing 
the right thing, to inquire what our educational aims might 
be, to exchange ideas with one another. 

My colleagues were a mixed group: Many were Vietnamese 
who had been educated in France and were proud of the 



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BY THE TIME OF THE CHRISTMAS PARTY, the students had become friends of the visiting Americans. 



French tradition and culture they had assimilated. Some 
seemed so French as to be expatriates in their own country. 
A few professors were Chinese mandarins, trained in the 
ancient Confucian tradition of Chinese scholarship, teaching 
Chinese classics, and wearing the traditional costume of round, 
flat turban, knee-length black tunic, and black pantaloons. 
These were all elderly men. I think the tradition which pro- 
duced them has been crushed by Red China. 1 felt that I was 
seeing in them the last relics of a vanishing breed, a great 
piece of history thinning into nothingness. 

A number of my colleagues were French, part of the French 
cultural mission. These were a stiff, standoffish lot, convinced 
of the superiority of French culture to all other national 
cultures. They were jealous and sensitive about their presence 
and prestige in Vietnam, resentful of Americans and Amer- 
ica's rapidly increasing influence in Vietnam. 

Besides the French, there were a few Englishmen sent out 
by the British Council of Information, a reserved but friendly 
group, and a scattering of New Zealanders and Australians 
sent to Vietnam by SEATO. There were two other American 
professors besides me: a professor of political science at the 
Faculty of Law and a professor of botany at the Faculty of 
Science. 

Friendly as I came to be with a number of my colleagues, 
our friendship was not based on any sense of our working 
together as a Faculty. The fact that we were working within 
a fixed curriculum and a rigid educational system, bureau- 
cratically controlled, allowed no common discussion for 
changes or improvements in the curriculum, methods, and 
aims of the University. Knowing how steadily and intimately 
concerned the Brown Faculty is with these matters, I felt 
strongly that the students of Saigon were losing much. The 



organization of the University did not allow for Faculty par- 
ticipation in its business, though many of my colleagues were 
scholarly and impressively intellectual men. 

What bothered me most, however, was that professors and 
students did not meet at all outside the classroom. No pro- 
vision whatever was made for such meetings — no offices for 
professors, no conference rooms, just no place where profes- 
sors and students could sit down together. Evidently, it was 
unthinkable that such meetings could be part of the educa- 
tional process. 

A Shock for the American Visitor 

I should mention the awe in which professors are held in 
Vietnam and the respect they command. When I entered the 
classroom, the students would jump to their feet and remain 
standing until I had taken my chair. When I got up at the end 
of the lecture, they would jump to their feet again and remain 
standing until I left the room. If anything like this happened 
to me in an American university classroom, the shock would 
kill me. 

Classroom contact in Saigon was of the most mechanical 
kind. How mechanical, I found out shortly after I began my 
lectures. My students, in the most painfully shy, polite, and 
respectful way, let me know that I was talking too fast. (With 
my awareness of their difficulties in English, I was talking 
about three times as slowly as I usually do.) Then I found out 
that the difficulty was not intellectual but physical: They un- 
derstood me all right, but they couldn't write rapidly enough 
to take down every single word I spoke. 

This mechanical note-taking I found was the established 
educational mode of the University — a purely mechanical 
recording of the professor's words, with the expectation that 



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they would be returned to him exactly in the final examina- 
tions. When I listened in on some of my French and Viet- 
namese colleagues, I realized what the students were used to: 
The lectures were read otf in a slow drone, with long pauses 
between phrases and sentences so that the word-for-\\ ord note- 
takers could keep up. 

The Students Deserved Something Better 

To me, the lecturers and their lectures were about as in- 
spiring as soggy pudding. It was painful to think that my stu- 
dents expected me — wanted me — to dish out the same. This 
lecture method was obviously the only educational method 
they knew. And they deserved something far, far better, for 
these Vietnamese students were as fine a group, as willing, as 
sensitive, as intelligent, as mature as any teacher could ask for. 

Many of them were older than the average university stu- 
dent in the United States. Many had been among the million 
or so Vietnamese who in 1954 had streamed out of Com- 
munist North Vietnam, to nationalist South Vietnam; many of 
them were separated from their families, who had remained 
in the North. Some had fought against the Communists, some 
had fought for them and been disillusioned. All of them were 
patriots in the best sense of the word, politically sophisticated 
and alert to the realities of world politics. All of them were 
aware of their involvement and their country's involvement in 
the fight against Communism. 

All of them took it for granted that I was equally involved 
— that I was in Vietnam, not merely as an academician, but 
(in the best sense of the word) a politician. Even though the 
State Department had sent me out as a private citizen, the 
mere fact that it had sent me was enough to convince my stu- 
dents that I was an official representative of the United States. 
I was, they believed, as directly involved in the war as any- 
body in the Embassy or the U.S. Military Mission working in 
Vietnam. 

A Fresh Validity for Our Writings 

And they were right. It was impossible for me to pretend 
that I was an individual cut off by my profession from the 
turbulent tide of life. It was impossible for me to teach them 
18th-century American literature — to teach them the ideas of 
Tom Paine and Washington, of Madison and Hamilton — and 
not relate the ideas of the American 18th-century fight for 
freedom to America's continuing fight for freedom in the 20th 
century. I could not teach without also relating both to Viet- 
nam's fight for freedom. Both countries, as I had no need to 
tell my Vietnamese students, had thrown off an oppressive 
colonialism; both were involved as allies in the 20th-century 
struggle against totalitarianism. 

My students all took it for granted that I was in Vietnam 
to become involved in this struggle. And so, indeed, I was. 
It was impossible to be merely an onlooker, merely an ob- 
server of the political situation in Vietnam. I was part of it. 
By way of my own world, the world of the humanities, the 
world of ideas and values, I was as deeply engaged in the 
struggle as any of my American compatriots who were bring- 
ing the world of technology and practical services into Vietnam. 

Having reached this conclusion in short order, I asked 
myself why I should serve up the world of ideas and values, 
the world of the humanities, by a method which converted 
it into a soggy pudding. 

I asked other people, both in and out of the University, 
about the possibility or the advisability of teaching by other 



methods. They warned me not to buck the system. The tra- 
dition of teaching in the University was a combination of the 
Chinese mandarin and French scholarly tradition. Any at- 
tempt to change it would be foolhardy; only confusion and 
misunderstanding would result. 

I was told that the passivity of the student came from the 
tremendous awe accorded to the professor. His word was 
regarded as law engraved on tablets of stone. Moreover, his 
responsibility to his students ended when he had uttered the 
last word in his lecture. If he condescended to allow students 
to ask questions, it would constitute a loss of face for him 
— still a very serious business in the Orient. If he permitted 
(let alone, encouraged) the students to discuss in the classroom 
anything he had said, it would be worse: it would cost him 
the loss of his students' respect. 

This reply intimidated me for a time. Then, a few weeks 
after I had begun to work at the University of Saigon, it oc- 
curred to me that it was better to lose their respect and really 
teach them something, than to keep their respect and teach 
them nothing. It also struck me that I might be less respectful 
of the Chinese and French educational traditions, of which 
I knew little except that I disliked them. If I were more re- 
spectful of the American tradition, which I liked and of which 
I knew a great deal, I might be more successful as a teacher 
in the University of Saigon. 

At this point, then, I gave myself a swift kick in the pants 
and began to do the job that I was sent to do. It was not only 
myself that I began truly to represent. I realized that I was 
representative of my own University at home and of its educa- 
tional tradition. 

And So He Made the Plunge 

Twelve thousand miles away from Brown, I realized how 
much I was a part of Brown and how much Brown was a part 
of me. Indeed, I was Brown so far as Saigon, Vietnam, Indo- 
China, Southeast Asia, and the entire Asiatic mainland was 
concerned, since, to the best of my knowledge, I was the only 
Brown professor in all Asia. That was a lot of territory for 
one man to cover. But, so long as I was there, it was up to 
me to cover it, as adequately as I could, and represent Brown 
as Brown should be represented — as, indeed, it was both my 
desire and duty to represent her. 

I do not think I need to spell out Brown's educational sys- 
tem to you. It's enough to say that, while Brown still finds the 
lecture method useful, the whole bent of our instruction and 
our methods is to get the student onto his own intellectual two feet. 

The goal of our teaching is to help the student to think 
for himself. This, I need hardly remind you, is one of the 
fixed stars that American democracy steers by. To this goal 
we run our Freshman-Sophomore IC Courses, with their spe- 
cial emphasis upon classroom discussion and debate. To this 
goal we offer our University Courses, with their focus upon 
the grand ideas that underlie all the disciplines of study; our 
undergraduate courses with their focus upon student research; 
our courses of independent study, in which the undergraduate 
is free to study a subject practically all on his own. 

In more than 30 years at Brown, I have taught and continue 
to teach in this variety of ways. They represent not only my 
experience and judgment but the accumulated judgment and 
the condensed experience of the Brown Faculty and the 
Brown Administration. This Brown tradition is an expression 
of my own educational faith. I felt I was duty-bound to teach 
this, and I did. 



NOVEMBER 1961 



19 



I refused to dictate my lectures — in fact, I left my lectures 
at home. I talked informally and nearly as rapidly as I do at 
home. 1 forbade my students to write, commanding them to 
listen. I kept exhorting, urging, beseeching them not to be- 
lieve me but to ask questions and start arguments. 

The First of Many Happy Days 

It was the American Revolution. They were stricken ab- 
solutely dumb by what I was doing. They sat appalled and 
troubled. And I stood appalled and troubled by what I had 
done. And then, one day, a hand (a hand I could have kissed) 
went up in the back of the classroom. A voice timidly asked 
a question, and I knew I had it made. A happy day for me. 

Thereafter my classes became Brown classes — questions, 
discussion, debate, free expression and exchange of opinion. 



I was home again. 

As for my students, not only did they respond to the Amer- 
ican professor and his ways, they started coming to his house, 
they drank up his Coca-Cola (yes, there was a bottling plant 
in Saigon), and ate up all his American cookies. Best of all, 
they ate up the free exchange of ideas between professor and 
student. They came and sang their folksongs and taught us 
Vietnamese phrases and took us to their pagodas and temples 
and told us where the shopping bargains were. In short, we 
arrived at a true alliance of American and Vietnam, the 
alliance that between person and person we call friendship. 

All my doubts about going to Vietnam were finally re- 
solved. I forgave the U.S. Government for spending its money 
on me, and I forgave myself for leaving Brown. Now that I'm 
back, I think I'll stick around. I like it here. 




THE FARRINGTONS came up from New Jersey to spend the October Porents' Day with their Freshman son. 

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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Yardsticks and 
the Class of 1965 

By ERIC BRO^VN \58 

Adm issiou Officer 



ow GOOD do my grades have to be? Are outside activities 
important? What kind of an applicant are you looking 



H 

for? 

Do these questions have a familiar ring to you, the alum- 
nus? Probably, for they have been asked ever since Brown 
initiated a selective admission policy; they were asked by those 
applying for the Class of 1965, and they will be asked by 
future generations of potential Brown Freshmen. Are there 
specific answers to these questions? Were we able to set up a 
distinct formula, a pattern into which each Freshman of the 
Class of 1965 had to fit before he was accepted? No, and to 
do so would be impossible. An attempt to fit all the accepted 
candidates into a mold would require a shapeless rubber casting 
which expands and contracts with every talent and ability that 
the Class of 1965 possesses. 

How then can we answer these questions? Statistics them- 
selves are too specific and tend to sacrifice individuality for 
an impersonal picture of the whole, but they may help us in 
gaining a better understanding of this year's Class. 

Hoic good do my grades have to he? Academic ability is 
the key factor in college admission. This year the median 
secondary school class rank for the entering Freshmen 
reached the 90th percentile, a new high. Brought about by an 
increase in applications (2.5 per place 25 years ago; 5.3 this 
year), this record class median does not mean automatic ac- 
ceptance for an individual above this level, nor does it mean 
that a student below the top 10th of his class will not be ac- 
cepted. It is merely a statistic which gives us an indication of 
the academic strength contained within this new and still 
untried class. 

Before making comparisons, of course, one should know 
that there were 395 Freshmen who entered Brown in 1936, 
as compared with 651 this September. The 1936 group was 
chosen from 1024 applicants; the 1961 group from 3378. 

Here are the activities they reported in 1961 (with the 1936 
counterpart in parentheses): Athletics 553 (297); Team Cap- 
tains 32 (1936 figure not available). Band 88 (32). Boy 
Scouts 196 (146). Class Presidents 41 (41); Other Officers 
39 (37). Student Council 182 (58). Debating 71 (54). Dra- 
matics 91 (136). Glee Club and Chorus 78 (69). Orchestra 
49 (51). Publications 328 (170). 

What kind of an applicant are you looking for? The con- 
tinually growing strength of the University, the even larger 
number of interested alumni, and the improvements in trans- 
portation and communication have not only attracted a 
greater number of applications within the last 25 years but 
also have increased the geographical distribution of the en- 
tering Classes. 

Thirty-four per cent of the Freshmen who entered Brown 
in 1936 did so from Rhode Island; this full only 11.8% were 




TWO FRESHMEN on their orientation visit to the John Hay Library. 



Rhode Islanders. The Massachusetts delegation did not vary 
substantially in its ratio: 19% in 1936, 18% in 1961. New 
Yorkers, 16.5% in 1936, accounted for 20.9% in 1961. 
Other States with delegations of sufficient size to be noted 
individually were: New Jersey with 12.6% (9% in 1936); 
Pennsylvania with 8.2% (3% in 1936); and Connecticut with 
6.6% (6% in 1936). Three other New England States to- 
gether accounted for 1.7% of the 1961 Freshmen (1% in 
1936). Regional changes are more marked: the West and 
Middle West sent 11.5% of the Class this fall (9% in 1936); 
the South sent 7.7% (2% in 1936). The percentage of Fresh- 
men from other countries rose from .5% in 1936 to .9% in 
1961. 

In spite of the increasing geographical spread we still must 
ask the same questions. Is this boy gifted with high academic 
ability? Does he show a diversification or specialization of 
interests which will make him a strong contributor to one or 
more of the many streams that combine to make the under- 
graduate body at Brown a varied as well as a strong one? 

The Class of 1965 has now answered some of the questions 
which its members posed as secondary school seniors. Con- 
tained within its ranks are scholars, athletes, student leaders, 
and even an accomplished player of the bagpipes. It has the 
potential to become one of the great Classes in Brown History. 

The efficiency with which this conversion from potential to 
kinetic energy will transpire cannot be measured in a few 
short months. Only the distant future can tell us whether or 
not this is the best class yet. 



NOVEMBER 1961 




JUST OFF Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, a big 
Brown "B" on a field of white now flutters in front of 
Four West 43rd Street. It indicates the new location of the 
93-year-old Brown University Club in New York. The em- 
blem was moved from Park Avenue and 39th Street just prior 
to the razing of the Princeton Clubhouse, where Brown had 
enjoyed so many years of hospitality; now it is in place before 
the Columbia University Club. 

One cordial Ivy League host has thus replaced another, and 
its clubhouse becomes the new stronghold of Brunonian activ- 
ity in the metropolitan New York area. But the substitution 
is only a minor aspect of the metamorphosis resulting from 
the move to the seven-story Columbia Club. 

First and foremost, "identity" has been achieved to an ex- 
tent not possible in recent years. Contributing here has been 
the creation of a separate Brown Club lounge and office on 
the second floor. In addition to the distinctive Bruin accoutre- 
ments, members have full use of all Columbia Club conven- 
iences, including vastly expanded dining facilities and an ex- 
tensive athletic department. Another feature is a tastefully 
decorated and commodious Ladies Lounge and dining room 
on the third floor. 

The Search for a New Home 

Selection of the new location was determined only after an 
exhaustive survey of the mid-Manhattan district by a special 
Brown Club committee composed of Past Presidents, real 
estate specialists, and legal advisers. The ultimate decision 
was to accept the invitation of the Columbia Club for a 
minimum period of two years. It was predicated upon the 
caliber of the accommodations, the accessibility of the loca- 
tion (equidistant from Grand Central terminal and Times 
Square), and the opportunity to develop the physical char- 
acter of the Brown Club into one of the foremost college clubs 
in New York City. 

Other factors were the available camaraderie of members 
of two other college clubs under the same roof, in addition 



Over this hospitable entrance 



There's a new banner on 43rd street 



PROUDLY "at home" in its new headquarters, the 
Brown University Club in New York has begun a 
new era, hinted at in this article by its President. One 
point is, however, not covered in his narrative: his 
own considerable leadership in the quest, transition, 
and successes of the recent months of transfer. We 
can report, as lie did not, the gratitude of the Clul) 
and the University for his part in all that has hap- 
pened. 



Bv ROBERT V. CRONAN '31 



to the host Columbia Club the Colgate Club has been and 
remains a tenant. Friendly relations with the Princeton Club 
also continue, for it shares the Clubhouse pending construc- 
tion of a new building of its own directly opposite, adjoining 
the Century Club. 

For designing and decorating the new quarters, the Brown 
Club was twice blessed in having among its members Charles 
E. Hughes "37, A.I.A., and Ward H. Jackson '32, A.I.D., a 
distinguished combine of architect and decorator. The ob- 
jectives and budget provided them were a far cry from those 
of the predecessors who, at the turn of the century, equipped 
a Brown headquarters out of a total appropriation of $826.56. 
Among items in that expenditure were a seal on the door, 
"games from R. H. Macy & Co.," and four spittoons. 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



What Hughes and Jackson have achieved is in harmony 
with the architectural style and atmosphere of the Columbia 
Club's stately Renaissance structure. Within its rectilinear 
boundaries they have created a peaceful oasis defiantly inde- 
pendent of the surrounding market-place racket of Manhat- 
tan. As Jackson sums it up: "In achieving Brown identity we 
were fortunate to have the University's color scheme of rich, 
warm brown; soft, creamy white; and vibrant red. We have 
accented this trilogy of color with shiny black and polished 
brass. We hope that the resulting effect will suggest Brown to 
our members and their guests. 

"A seal of the University, handcarved in wood and em- 
bellished with gilt and color, is quite the most important dec- 
oration in the room. It is the work of an Old World craftsman 
and reminiscent of the skills of heraldry and wood-carving so 
important in the time of Brown's founding." 

The Bruin lares and penates are now housed in an amalgam 
of the traditional and the modern. "Our University", contin- 
ues Jackson, "belongs both to the past and to the future; the 
furnishings of the Brown Lounge include excellent antiques 
and sound examples of contemporary design. We have tried 
to blend them harmoniously in form, color, and texture so 
that the room will reflect both heritage and today's creative 
thinking." 

The resulting union of elegance and efficiency contains the 
basic fundamentals. Still to be selected by an objet d'art com- 
mittee headed by Lyman G. Bloomingdale '35 are the miscel- 
lany. In the words of decorator Jackson, "The concept of taste 
and high standards associated with our Alma Mater makes it 
essential that quality materials and deft workmanship be in- 
herent in every object displayed in the Brown Lounge". As a 
starter, the walls of the room have been embellished with a 
distinguished early print of Providence made in 1849 and an 
early French map of Providence, both of which happily show 
the location of the University buildings. 

Nearly a Century of Leadership 

Ever since 1869, soon after the Civil War, there has been 
an organization of Brown men in New York City. The origi- 
nal Association of the Alumni of Brown University in New 
York was superseded in 1883 by the still lively Brown Uni- 
versity Club in New York. Its constitution, incorporation, and 
current physical structure all bear the imprint of an illustrious 
Brown name: Charles E. Hughes '81, President 1897-99, 
Charles E. Hughes, Jr. '09, President 1920-21, and Charles 
E. Hughes, 3rd, '37, President 1957-59 and architect and co- 
designer of the new Club quarters. In the interim the number 
of Bruin graduates in the New York area has expanded from 
several hundred to between 3,000 and 4,000. 

In a city of constant change, it is noteworthy that the new 
location is not far from those of three former Brown Clubs. 
Suites were maintained from 1903 to 1910 at 12 West 44th 
Street and from 1910 to 1919 at 44 West 44th Street, in two 
hotels still in operation. From 1922 through 1928 the Brown 
Club was the proud possessor of its own "brownstone" at 1 19 
East 39th Street. Between 1929 and the 1932 coalition with 
the Princeton Club, Bruin headquarters were in the Went- 
worth Hotel on West 48th Street. 

The last three decades of growth on Murray Hill were 
studded with contributions of Bruin alumni anxious to ad- 
vance the best interests of their University and to provide 
quarters which recalled "the happiest moments of youth's 



fleeting hours" at Brown. Name dropping is inappropriate as 
the Brown Club looks ahead, but mention must be made of 
several whose herculean efforts during the trying Depression, 
World War II years, and the post-war brouhaha were re- 
sponsible for the present pre-eminence of the organization. 

Reorganization of the Club in 1932 was under the aegis 
of Hoey Hennessey '12, Jeflfrey S. Granger '13, Philip A. 
Lukin '24, Hugh W. MacNair '17, the late Dennis F. O'Brien 
"98, and Ralph M. Palmer '10 among others. Thereafter, it 
was largely through the accomplishments of Dr. W. Randolph 
Burgess '12, the late Joseph F. Halloran '16, Hunter S. Mar- 
ston '08, C. Douglas Mercer '06, and Donald C. Miller '19 
that the struggling organization did not flounder. In the ex- 
pansive post-wars years the counsel and guidance of the fol- 
lowing were indispensable: Gerald Donovan '12, Charles H. 
Huggins '19, James Jemail "18, the late Rowland R. Hughes 
'17, Robert C. Litchfield '23, Donald V. Reed '35, Frederick 
H. Rohlfs '26, Allen B. Sikes '24, Edward Sulzberger '29, and 
Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. '32. 

The successes of these titular leaders in pushing the New 
York Bruin coterie to numerical heights were aided and 
abetted by a series of Executive Secretaries, two of whom 
stand out in retrospect as nonpareils: Joseph A. O'Neil '31 
(1932-37) and Newton C. Chase '06 (1942-44). 

What the Neiv Club Has To Offer 

The new Clubhouse has a glow to match the retained mem- 
ories of days on the Hill and an atmosphere of vivid aliveness. 
The accommodations are varied and plentiful enough to sat- 
isfy resident and non-resident members alike: a complement 
of three restaurants and bars, several private dining rooms, 
four squash courts, barbers and a masseur, and card and ex- 
ercise rooms. Of particular interest to out-of-town members 
are the bedrooms, many of them available on a transient basis, 
and a full selection of current Brown and Providence publi- 
cations. 

The present Brown Club roster of approximately 700 mem- 
bers is olTered a comprehensive social program and a schedule 
of squash, bridge, and golf tournaments. There is an I8-man 
Board of Governors and the following officers in addition to 
the President; Robert G. Berry '44 and Monroe E. Hemmer- 
dinger '37, Vice-Presidents; J. McCall Hughes '33, Secretary; 
and Harvey M. Spear '42, Treasurer. 

The Board of Governors includes the following: Terms ex- 
piring in 1962 — Robert M. Golrick '47, Herbert M. Iselin 
'42, John E. Liebmann '41, William H. Lyon, Jr., '29, Win- 
throp R. Munyon '42, and Arthur R. Thebado '51. Terms 
expiring in 1963 — Lyman G. Bloomingdale '35, John E. 
Flemming '33, Charles E. Hughes '37, Joseph A. O'Neil '31, 
Ralph C. Tanner '36, and Edward Sulzberger '29. Terms ex- 
piring in 1964 — John L. Danforth '52, Edward Necarsulmer 
'33, Donald V. Reed '35, Herbert I. Silverson '31, Weston M. 
Stuart '27, and John F. Wilson "44. 

An ebullient Executive Secretary, Christine M. Dunlap 
( Pembroke '48), is in her third year as the group's vital spark- 
plug. She supervises a full calendar of engagements and reser- 
vations. At the present time she is working overtime processing 
membership applications from local and distant Brunonians 
interested in being affiliated with an organization which, 
among other things, "will spruce up their obituaries a bit". 

"Show-Off Dinners" for Classes and other smaller groups 
have been arranged, but most members didn't wait to get 



NOVEMBER 1961 



23 



acquainted with their new privileges. "They'll prove a re- 
vitaminizing experience."" said a September mailing piece to 
the members, which added: "And remember, the Club is but 
339 steps (three minutes and 10 seconds) from Grand Cen- 
tral and 491 steps (four minutes and 40 seconds) from Times 
Square."" 

Inquiries may be addressed to The Secretary, Brown Uni- 
versity Club, 4 West 43rd Street, New York 36. N. Y. 



TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS 

are available for members and their 

guests. There are 65 tastefully 

decorated single rooms and suites, 

many of which are air-cond'tioned. 




MAIN DINING ROOM in the formal manner is two stories high, offering on atmosphere of friendly elegance. 





ENTRANCE FOYER and ground-floor lounge. The stairway in the rear provides direct access to the Brown Club. 




ASSEMBLY LOUNGE, adjocent lo 
the Brown Club quarters, offers 
a sumptuous modern setting for 
larger receptions and other events. 



NOVEMBER 1961 



25 




A new setting for 
the Brown Club 
in New York City 

Photos by Ross 



MEN'S GRILL and panelled 
dining room adjoining the 
Brown Club is dedicated 
to the unobtrusive service 
of the finest of foods. 



CAFE PETITE adjoining 

the Ladies Lounge is another 

air-conditioned alcove. 





LADIES LOUNGE has its own 
elevator and is complemented 
by its own dining room. 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



After the Harvard Game 

THE FOURTH ANNUAL social get-together 
following the Harvard game will be 
held this year on Nov. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. 
in Carey Cage, a building situated directly 
behind the open end of the Stadium at 
Soldiers' Field. Chairman John F. Pren- 
dergast '49 expects close to 800 Brown 
men and their guests to show up for the 
affair. 

In past years, the post-game party was 
held at one of the hotels near the Square. 
However, Harvard Alumni Secretary Peter 
D. Shultz suggested the use of Carey Cage, 
a much more convenient location, and his 
offer was gratefully accepted by the Boston 
Brown Club officials. Complete bar facil- 
ities have been arranged. Club President 
Frederick Bloom '40, a man who leaves 
no stones unturned, has even assigned one 
of the Club members, Joe Lockett '42, to 
assist Coach John McLaughry plan a vic- 
tory over the Crimson so that the day will 
be a complete success. 

Rhode Lslaiid Skaters 
The Brown Club of Rhode Island Skat- 
ing Association, which was organized last 
June, had 130 Family and 20 Individual 
memberships as of Oct. 1. During the sum- 
mer, all alumni in Rhode Island and 
nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut 
were informed of the Club's plans to form 
a Skating Association and use the skating 
rink in the Meehan Auditorium on Friday 
evenings and Sunday afternoons from Oc- 
tober through April. Ray Noonan '36 is 
Chairman of the Association, and he is 
assisted by Dick Pretat '45, Ed Kiely '50, 
and Brown Club President, Don Campbell 
'45. 

The Club again sponsored the Football- 
Clambake-Scrimmage, which was held 
Sept. 15. Lunch and refreshments were 
served at Marvel Gym at noon, and Coach 
John McLaughry's Bruins took on Con- 
necticut at 2:30, in a driving rain storm. 
Despite the bad weather, 200 Club mem- 
bers, sportswriters, radio and TV sports- 
casters, and coaches attended. This event 
continues to be one of the Club's most 
popular attractions. 

Once again, the Club pitched its tent on 
Sept. 30 and sponsored the pre-game lunch 
on the old Aldrich Field. A good crowd 
was on hand to enjoy the fine weather and 
association with other Brown men before 
the Columbia game. Working in conjunc- 
tion with the Homecoming Committee, the 
Club planned another big affair for Al- 
drich-Dexter on Nov. 4, prior to the meet- 
ing between the Tiger and the Bear. 

RAY NOONAN '36 

Weekly Luncheons in Chicago 

Slxty members of the Chicago Brown 
Club showed up for the annual Send-Off 
Luncheon, which turned out to be a gala 
affair, even though our featured speaker. 
Governor Otto Kerner '30, was prevented 
from attending due to a death in the fam- 
ily. Elmer T. Stevens '04 carried the ball 
for the Governor and did a fine job, as 
always. He was introduced in grand style 



The Brown Clubs Report 




AT WORCESTER'S SUBFRESHMAN DINNER: Left to right-Provost Zenos R. Bliss '18, Bruce Longdon 

'65, and John J. Pletro, Jr., '52, President of the Worcester County Brown Club. Longdon was presented 

OS recipient of the Club's Scholarship Award this year. (Telegram-Gazette photo) 



by a man who bows to none in the art of 
introducing a speaker. Jack Monk '24. 

One of the high points of the affair was 
the talk to the first-year men by Dave Mc- 
Kendall '54, a teacher at New Trier Town- 
ship High. This was one of the finest talks 
of its type most of the Chicagoans had 
ever heard. Club President Norm Pierce 
'33, who did a great job of organizing the 
luncheon, presided and kept the program 
moving. 

The Club has revived its policy of hold- 
ing weekly luncheons throughout the aca- 
demic year. The day is Friday, the place is 
Stouffer's Restaurant at 26 Madison St., 
and the time is 12 noon. All Brown men 
are welcome each week. 

A New Slate for Worcester 

Everett F. Greenleaf '41, Manager of 
the Claims Department of State Mutual 
Life Assurance Co., has been elected Pres- 
ident of the Worcester County Brown Club. 
Other officers: Vice-President — Howard 
Greis '48; Recording Secretary — Les Goff 
'22; Corresponding Secretary — Robert Siff 
'48; Treasurer — Dick Nourie '55. The Ad- 
missions Committee Chairman is John J. 
Pietro, Jr., '52, the Program Chairman is 
Ken Brown '47, while Siff heads the Schol- 
arship Committee. Ed Golrick '47 headed 
the nominating committee. 

Provost Zenas R. Bliss '18 was the fea- 
tured speaker Sept. 7 at the annual Sub- 
Freshman Dinner, held this year at the 
Franklin Manor in West Boylston. Presi- 



dent Greenleaf was Dinner Chairman, as- 
sisted by Brown and Nourie. Outgoing 
President Pietro presided at the affair. The 
annual Worcester County Brown Club 
Scholarship was awarded by Provost Bliss 
to Bruce Langdon from Grafton, Mass. 

ROBERT M. SIFF '48 

Student Send-Off in Cleveland 

The fourth annual Oflf-To-College Pic- 
nic was held in September as 16 members 
of the Cleveland Brown Club joined with 
13 Sub-Freshmen at Roger Young's Daisy 
Hill home. Snacks and refreshments were 
served prior to the traditional volley ball 
game between the alumni and the under- 
grads. Traditionally, the alumni won. At 
least, since we're making out this report, 
that's the way it's going in the records! 

TED SELOVER '52 

For New Students from Washington 

The Washington Brown Club held its 
annual Send-Off Luncheon for entering 
Freshmen on Sept. 6 at the Presidential 
Arms. Twenty of the 23 entering boys 
from the area were on hand for the excel- 
lent lunch and the words of wisdom 
handed down from Club President Paul 
McGann '38. Several proud parents accom- 
panied their sons, including three alumni 
— Franklin P. Huddle '35, Maurice Moun- 
tain '48, and Carl Soresi '39. Presiding at 
the affair was Allen S. Nanes '41, Chair- 
man of the Club's Admissions Committee. 



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27 




Alumni with 
Freshman Sons 



EACH FALL, we run a picture of the entering 
Freshmen who are sons of Brown men. Despite o 
hectic Freshman Week schedule, all but 11 of 
the 70 first-year men were on hand for the 1961 
group photo. We share the disappointment of 
the absentees' fathers. 

Those present, all Class of 1965: Front row, 
left to right — Pomionsky, Lonpher, Pearson, 
Pearce, Young, Rieset, Shobica, Fuller. 2nd row 
— Walsh, Tillman, Virgodamo, Peck, Hodge, 
Belluche, S. Armstrong, Dyer. 3rd row— Scott, 
Butler, Huddle, Lynn, Sproul, Connor, O'Neill, 
Fancher, Colby, Hocker. 4th row — Nolan, Kreitler, 
Bliss, D. Brown, G. Brown, Thomas, Benson, 
Sanderson, Korn, Gagnon. 5th row — E. Arm- 
strong, Thompson, Newell, Formidoni, Clarke, 
LJpper, Lukens, Carton, Snow, W. Brown, Nut- 
ting, Read. 6th row — Bloke, Hull, Newton, Worces- 
ter, Staff, Jerrett, Mountain, Havener, Richmond, 
Goodman, Soresi. 



Father's Name 


Class 


Home Town 


Son's Name 


Henry C. Lanpher 


1919 


Alexandria, Va. 


E. Gibson Lanpher 


Allan B. Colby 


1921 


Hudson, N. Y. 


Allan O. Colby 


John A. O'Neill 


1922 


Pawtucket 


James L. O'Neill 


Edward L. Lynn 


1923 


Mountain Home, N. C. 


Joel J. Lynn 


Carlton H. Bliss 


1924 


N. Attleboro, Mass. 


Robert C. Bliss 


John R. Lyman 


1924 


University City, Mo. 


C. Dickey Dyer 


Joseph Goodman 


1925 


Providence 


Alan R. Goodman 


Isador Korn 


1927 


Providence 


Saul B. Korn 


Paul H. Hodge 


1928 


E. Providence 


Paul D. Hodge 


Louis Pomiansky 


1928 


Providence 


Wayne E. Pomiansky 


Roland Formidoni 


1929 


Trenton, N. J. 


Ronald R. Formidoni 


John E. Gagnon 


1929 


Wellesley Hills, Mass. 


John S. Gagnon 


John H. Pearson 


1929 


Glen Rock, N. J. 


Donald D. Pearson 


Robert V. Carton 


1930 


Asbury Park, N. J. 


Jeffrey H. Carton 


Charles R. Blake 


1930 


Riverside, R. I. 


Charles A. Blake 


George C. Nutting 


1930 


Abington, Pa. 


David F. Nutting 


Arthur R. Sanborn 


1930 


Narberth, Pa. 


Richard E. Sanborn 


Robert R. Sproul 


1930 


Longmeadow, Mass. 


William D. Sproul 


J. Angus Thurrott 


1930 


Huntington Valley, Pa. 


James A. McCormick 


Henry B. Tillman 


1930 


Springfield, Mass. 


Stephen J. Tillman 


Cory Snow 


1931 


Rumford, R. L 


William C. Snow 


C. D. Soresi 


1931 


McLean, Va. 


Carl D. Soresi 


Hugh S. Butler* 


1932 


Darien. Conn. 


Hugh S. Butler, Jr. 


T. Dexter Clarke 


1932 


E. Greenwich, R. L 


David A. Clarke 


Thomas Eccleston, Jr. 


1932 


Pascoag, R. I. 


Donald L. Eccleston 


Paul W. Havener 


1932 


Chappaqua, N. Y. 


W. Jeffrey Havejier 


Robert L. Sanderson 


1932 


E. Providence, R. I. 


David W. Sanderson 


Walter Walsh, Jr. 


1933 


Atlanta, Ga. 


W. Terence Walsh 


John C. Mosby 


1934 


Ladue, Mo. 


Tarleton R, Hocker 


Henry W. Connor 


1935 


Newark, N. J. 


Lawrence H. Connor 


H. Brainard Fancher 


1935 


Fayetteville, N. Y. 


Donald A. Fancher 


Franklin P. Huddle 


1935 


Annandale, Va. 


Franklin P. Huddle, Jr 


Robert B. Hull 


1935 


W. Newton, Mass. 


J. Webster Hull 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Father's Natne 

Robert Jerrett, Jr. 

Alfred H. Joslin 

Frank S. Read 

Nelson B. Record 

Louis P. Virgadamo 

John O. Nolan 

Richard W. Pearce 

Gerald M. Richmond 

Richard M. Rieser 

Abbey Schwarlz* 

Robert W. Wilson 

Frederick K. Beaulieu 

Wendell S. Brown, Jr. 

Linton A. Fliick. Jr. 

Austin Peck 

William S. Thompson 

George C. Upper 

Alan V. Young 

John H. Kreitler 

Arthur F. Newell, Jr. 

Anthony C. Shabica, Jr. 

Robert M. Thomas 

Michael J. Zifcak 

Chfton B. Brown 

Edmund D. Brown 

Arthur A. Staff 

Richard E. Belluche 

Duncan W. Cleaves 

Lane W. Fuller 

Robert A. Newton, Jr. 

Earle W. Scott, Jr. 

Edmund F. Armstrong 

James G. Lukens 

John A. Worcester 

Gerald M. Armstrong (G) 

Paul W. Benson 

Maurice J. Mountain 

* Deceased. (G) Graduate School. 



Pi Lam Again 

TRADITIONAL LEADER in fraternity schol- 
arship, Pi Lambda Phi held its first 
place in the standing in the second semes- 
ter of 1960-61. Theta Delta Chi advanced 
from third to second, with Kappa Sigma 
dropping to fourth. A spectacular climb 
from 10th brought third place to Sigma 
Nu. Other notable shifts were at Phi 
Kappa Psi, up from 15th to sixth; Delta 
Tau Delta, down from fourth to ninth; 
Phi Gamma Delta, up from 16th to Uth; 
and Phi Delta Theta, down from fifth to 
14th. 

The averages include members and 
pledges. The grade averages were as fol- 
lows (with the number in the chapter 
given in parentheses): 

1— Pi Lambda Phi (48) 2,729. 2— 
Theta Delta Chi (50) 2.616. 3— Sigma Nu 
(40) 2.515. 4 — Kappa Sigma (38) 2.477. 
5_Delta Upsilon (49) 2.469. 6— Phi 
Kappa Psi (43) 2.459. 7— Lambda Chi 
Alpha (54) 2.444. 8— Alpha Delta Phi 
(44) 2.429. 9— Delta Tau Delta (54) 
2.427. 10— Sigma Chi (38) 2.412. II— Phi 
Gamma Delta (34) 2.377. 12— Beta Theta 
Pi (30) 2.375. 13— Delta Phi (49) 2.319. 
14— Phi Delta Theta (43) 2.305. 15— Zeta 
Psi (32) 2.279. 16— Psi Upsilon (20) 
2.263. 17— Delta Kappa Epsilson (13) 
2.143. (Ten fraternities, the Brown Daily 
Herald said, were expected to be under 



Class 


Home Town 


Son's Name 


1935 


Rydal, Pa. 


Robert Jerrett, III 


1935 


Providence 


Andrew J. Joslin 


1935 


Lake Forest, III. 


Laurance A. Read 


1935 


Johnston, R. L 


N. Burgess Record, Jr. 


1935 


Newport, R. I. 


Paul R. Virgadamo 


1936 


W. Hartford, Conn. 


John B. Nolan 


1936 


Cranston, R. 1. 


David A. Pearce 


1936 


Denver, Colo. 


Gerald M. Richmond. Jr. 


1936 


Buffalo, N. Y. 


Richard M. Rieser, Jr. 


1936 


New York, N. Y. 


Bruce G. Silverman 


1936 


Jefferson, Me. 


Robert W. Wilson, Jr. 


1937 


Teaneck, N. J. 


Peter K. Beaulieu 


1937 


Little Silver, N. J. 


Wendell S. Brown, III 


1937 


Basking Ridge, N. J. 


Linton A. Fluck, III 


1937 


Wakefield. R. 1. 


Robert F. Peck 


1937 


Ho-Ho-Kus, N. J. 


John S. Thompson 


1937 


Mansfield, Mass. 


William J. Upper 


1937 


Providence 


Curtis G. Young 


1938 


Short Hills, N. J. 


Peter G. Kreitler 


1938 


London, England 


Stephen R. Newell 


1938 


Livingston, N. J. 


Charles W. Shabica 


1938 


Rumford, R. L 


Gordon A. Thomas 


1938 


Sutton, Mass. 


Michael J. Zifcak, Jr. 


1939 


E. Providence, R. L 


Gilbert C. Brown 


1939 


S. Glastonbury, Conn. 


Douglas E. Brown 


1939 


Brockton, Mass. 


Arthur A. Staff, Jr. 


1940 


Arlington, Mass. 


James F. Belluche 


1940 


Salinas, Calif. 


Courtland V. Cleaves 


1940 


Wakefield, Mass. 


Winship C. Fuller 


1940 


Westboro, Mass. 


Robert A. Newton, III 


1940 


Seekonk, Mass. 


E. William Scott, III 


1942 


Providence 


Edmund F. Armstrong, Jr 


1942 


Plainfield, N. J. 


Terence P. Lukens 


1942 


Melrose, Mass. 


Charles W. Worcester 


1947 


Kingsport, Tenn. 


Stephen W. Armstrong 


1948 


Riverside, R. L 


Frederick W. Benson 


1948 


Bethesda, Md. 


Maurice J. Mountain, Jr. 



"social restrictions." None, however, was 
so low as to lose "'formal pledging privi- 
leges.") 

The first three fraternities were above 
the All-College average (2.483), while 
seven were above the All-Fraternity aver- 
age (2.436). Without including Freshman, 
the All-College average was 2.528. The 
All-Dormitory average was 2.506, with 
Hope College leading with the extraordi- 
nary record of an average of 3.069, a 
shade above a straight B; its residents in- 
cluded fraternity and non-fraternity men. 
All averages were considerably those for 
the first semester, with the All-College 
score rising from 2.390 to 2.483. 

Fraternities at Brown listed the follow- 
ing as alumni advisors for the current 
year: Beta Theta Pi — Judge Joseph Weis- 
berger. Delta Kappa Epsilon — Stanley E. 
Plummer. Delta Tau Delta — John W. 
Lyons '50. Delta Upsilon — Dr. Walter 
S. Jones '26. Kappa Sigma — Donald 
DeCiccio '55. Lambda Chi Alpha — • 
Victor Mullen. Phi Delta Theta — Richard 
Clark '57. Phi Gamma Delta — Alfred 
Buckley '49. Phi Kappa Psi— W. Chester 
Beard '19. Pi Lambda Phi — Arthur Mark- 
off '44. Psi Upsilon — Edward T. Richards 
'27. Sigma Nu— Daniel W. Earle '34. Zeta 
Psi— Wright E. Heydon '11. 

No advisors are listed for Alpha Delta 
Phi, Delta Phi, Sigma Chi, and Theta 
Delta Chi. 



Pembroke Daughters 

SIXTEEN of the Pembroke Freshmen in 
the Class of 1965 are daughters of 
Brown men, according to a list thought- 
fully provided by the Pembroke Admission 
Office. Their names follow: 

Kate Ailing, daughter of Charles E. 
Ailing '41 and granddaughter of the late 
Morris E. Ailing '02. Nancy Elizabeth 
Broomhead, daughter of William T. 
Broomhead '35 and granddaughter of the 
late Fred C. Broomhead '05. Phyllis Rose 
Ciciarelli, daughter of Philip Ciciarelli 
'35. Carolyn Elizabeth Considine, daugh- 
ter of John A. Considine '35. Christine 
Dunbar, daughter of Roger M. Dunbar 
'29. Cherry Ann Fletcher, daughter of 
Donald B. Fletcher '34 and granddaughter 
of the late Alfred W. Fletcher '06. Martha 
Rich Fraad, daughter of Daniel J. Fraad, 
Jr., '35 and granddaughter of the late 
Maurice B. Rich "03. Jennifer Gay Hassel, 
daughter of Winthrop Fanning '41. Irene 
Barbara Levins, daughter of Leo V. Lev- 
ins '32. Also, Jean Arline Martland, 
daughter of Douglas Martland '40. Mary 
Frances McKenzie, daughter of Prof. Earl 
D. McKenzie '28. Marlys Elaine Page, 
daughter of Chester H. Page '34 and 
granddaughter of the late Frank A. Page 
'01. Eleanor Evans Parkman, step-daugh- 
ter of Louis F. Demmler '31. Barbara 
Rigelhaupt, daughter of Elmer Rigelhaupt 
'35. Patricia Jane Snell, daughter of 
George V. Snell '41 and granddaughter of 
Prof. Walter H. Snell '13. Frances Mar- 
garet Stoltz. daughter of Prof. Merton P. 
Stoltz. Alexandra Lapworth Weir is the 
granddaughter of George S. Burgess '12. 

Dozens of other Freshmen list brothers, 
uncles, and cousins who are alumni. The 
most striking of relationships is one 
boasted by Patricia Cobb. Her great-great- 
grandfather was Samuel Gridley Howe, 
1821. 



Itinerary on Admissions 

Travel schedules for Admission Offi- 
cers show appointments in the following 
cities in the near future: Eric Brown — 
Nov. 2-3, Albany, N. Y. Nov. 27-Dec. 6, 
Cincinnati, Kansas City, Des Moines, 
Houston, Dallas, Tulsa. Thomas Caswell — 
Nov. 13-22, Los Angeles, San Francisco, 
Portland, Ore. Charles Doebler — Nov. 27- 
Dec. 8, Philadelphia, Washington, D. C, 
Baltimore, Wilmington, Del. Bruce Hutch- 
inson — Nov. 6-10 and 20-22, Westchester 
County, N. Y.; Dec. 11-15, New York 
City, New Haven, and Fairfield County, 
Conn. 

Alumni interested in seeing the officer 
may get further details from the Admission 
Office at Brown. 

Visitors during October have been: 
Doebler — Chicago, Milwaukee, Indian- 
apolis, Louisville, and Atlanta, Hutchinson 
— New York City. David Zucconi — Syra- 
cuse, Rochester, Buffalo, Detroit, Grand 
Rapids, and Ann Arbor, Mich. Brown — 
Boston, Hartford, and Springfield, Mass. 
Caswell — Cleveland, St. Louis, Minne- 
apolis, Denver, and Omaha. 



NOVEMBER 1961 



29 



Gentlemen and Scholars 



WHEN 108 NEW MEMBERS of the Fac- 
ulty and staff at Brown this year 
were introduced at the first Faculty smoker, 
they included individuals with 33 foreign 
degrees. They represented: Sydney Univer- 
sity (2), University of Melbourne (2), 
University of Tasmania, Universities of 
Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Leeds, 
London University (2), Oxford University 
(3), Cambridge University, Manchester 
College of Science and Technology, Polish 
Academy of Sciences, Technical University 
of Delft, Universities of Bonn, Freiburg, 
Gottingen, Tartu, Ceylon, Buenos Aires, 
Tokyo (2), and Mexico, Universite Libre 
of Brussels, Presidency College of Cal- 
cutta, Tohoku University, Chung Chi Col- 
lege, Stockholm Library School, and War- 
saw University. 

Dr. Richard A. Ellis, an assistant pro- 
fessor in the Biology Department, is trying 
to find out how a sea gull can slurp up so 
much salt water and never get a stomach- 
ache. He hopes that studies he and other 
scientists are making in this field may 
eventually lead to better health for hu- 
mans. 

Dr. Ellis is interested in sweat — perspira- 
tion, if you want to be delicate about it. 
Research scientists interested in cystic fi- 
brosis, an ailment that affects the pancreas 
of humans, believe that there might be 
something common between sweating hu- 
mans and the way sea gulls drink salt 
water, separate the salt to make the water 
fresh, and then drop the salt out their 
beaks. While he admits that it is difficult 
to pinpoint exactly what sea gull glands 
will show, he is concentrating on the cor- 
relation between the gland activity of gulls 
and cystic fibrosis. "If we can find out what 
goes on in the gull, we might get an idea of 
why certain things happen to produce a 
high salt count in humans," he stated. 

President Keeney, speaking in Washing- 
ton at the October meeting of the Ameri- 
can Council on Education, stated that 
American colleges should make a greater 
effort to help their junior Faculty members 
become good teachers. "The institution that 
first employs a young teacher has not only 
a responsibility but also a self-interest in 
helping him become an adequate teacher 
as quickly as possible," Dr. Keeney ob- 
served. 

He outlined steps that colleges can take 
to transform a young scholar into a young 
teacher. "Brown has found it effective to 
ask senior Faculty members to take the 
younger man in hand, give him advice 
and information, and, when it is profitable 
to do so, to observe his teaching and make 
suggestions," Dr. Keeney said. 

C. A. Robinson, Jr., David Benedict Pro- 
fessor of Classics, has been elected a Life 
Fellow of the International Institute of 



Arts and Letters (Germany). During the 
second semester of the current academic 
year, Robinson will serve as Professor of 
Greek Literature and Archeology at the 
American School of Classical Studies in 
Athens, a post he also filled in 1934-35 and 
1948. In 1959. he was Director of the 
American School's summer session. He 
plans to spend the summer of 1962 at the 
American Academy in Rome, of which he 
is a Fellow. 

Prof. Barrett Hazeltine of the Engineer- 
ing Department has been named Assistant 
to the Dean for Freshmen. A native of 
France, he received his Bachelor of Sci- 
ence degree in Engineering in 1953 and his 
Master of Science degree in Engineering 
in 1957, both from Princeton. He was 
engaged in doctoral study at the University 
of Michigan from 1956 to 1959, prior to 
joining the Brown Faculty. His special in- 
terest is in electronic computers. He is a 
member of Sigma Xi and the Institute of 
Radio Engineers. 

Prof. Roderick M. Chisholm "38. Chair- 
man of the Philosophy Department, and 
Romeo Elton Professor of Natural The- 
ology, was selected by the National Re- 
search Council to attend the International 
Colloquy on the Methodology of the Sci- 
ences in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 18-23. Pro- 
fessor Chisholm considered the colloquium 
of particular significance since it was one 
of the first philosophical congresses held 
in a Communist country since World War 
II to which philosophers from western 
countries and the United States were in- 
vited. He attended the conference as chief 
delegate of the American Philosophical 
Association. He was invited by the Polish 
Academy of Sciences and spoke on the 
rules of evidence. 

Prof. Philip Taft has been named to a 
seven-member public advisory committee 
on labor-management reports by Secretary 
of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg. The com- 
mittee will meet regularly with Labor De- 
partment officials to consult and advise 
on the administration of the Labor-Man- 
agement Reporting and Disclosure Act of 
1959. which requires the filing of annual 
public reports on such practices as mis- 
appropriation of union funds, union bust- 
ing, labor-management bribery, and col- 
lusion and extortion. 

The Art Department presented an ex- 
hibit in September by three members of 
its Faculty. Included were paintings by 
Robert S. Neuman and Thomas J. Wallace 
and wood sculpture by Hugh Townley. 
Neuman, a Visiting Assistant Professor, 
has worked recently in Spain and Germany 
on Guggenheim and Fulbright grants. He 
was awarded the grand prize at the Boston 
Arts Festival last spring and was a prize- 




DR. PAUL CLIFFORD CROSS, former Chairman 
of Brown's Chemistry Department, has taken up 
duties as President and Chief Executive Officer 
of the Mellon Institute. Dr. Cross was Director of 
the Metcalf Research Loborotory while on the 
Brown Faculty, consultant on vorious wartime 
projects, and Research Director at Woods Hole. 



winner at the R. I. Arts Festival. Wallace, 
a Teaching Associate, has exhibited re- 
cently at the Boston, R. I., and Connecti- 
cut art festivals. Townley, an Associate 
Professor, worked in England and France 
before coming to Brown. He is represented 
in several American museums, including 
the Whitney in New York City. 

Dr. Kurt B. Mayer, Chairman of the 
Sociology and Anthropology Department, 
attended a three-day October conference 
at Harriman, N. Y., on American popula- 
tion trends. The conference, which was 
sponsored jointly by the Columbia Univer- 
sity Graduate School of Business and the 
Institute of Life Insurance, included the 
leading social scientists from 31 colleges 
and universities throughout the United 
States. 

Dr. Sidney Goldstein, Professor of Soci- 
ology, is studying in Denmark on a Ful- 
bright scholarship. The grant, which cov- 
ers one academic year, will allow him to 
do research work in sociology and demog- 
raphy at the Danish National Institute for 
Social Research in Copenhagen. 

Dr. Alice M. Savage has been awarded a 
one-year $5,000 post-doctoral fellowship 
by the National Institutes of Health for 
study of the recovery of blood cell pro- 
duction after exposure to lethal doses of 
X-rays. Dr. Savage is a post-doctoral 
trainee in the Biology Department. 

Dr. Arthur F. Buddington '12, Emeritus 
Professor of Geology at Princeton, came 
back to Brown in October as the first of 
five lecturers sponsored by the Brown 
Geology Department. 



30 



BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Under the Elms of Brown 



THREE Brunonians Spent two days in 
Mexico City in October to clieck on 
the possibility of eventually establishing an 
advanced research center in conjunction 
with a Mexican university. The visitors 
were Vice-President John V. Elmendorf, 
who had spent a decade in Mexico before 
coming to Brown: Merton P. Stoltz, econ- 
omist who is Assistant Dean of the Grad- 
uate School: and Juan Lopez-Morillas, 
Chairman of the Spanish Department. 

The journey was made possible from 
funds in the Ford Foundation Challenge 
Grant which permitted an investigation to 
determine what sort of a program of Latin 
American studies Brown should establish. 
The trip was termed "merely exploratory," 
with no definite commitments made. The 
delegation conferred with government offi- 
cials, educators, embassy officers, and oth- 
ers. 

The Ninth Annual American Indian 
Ethnohistoric Conference, held at Brown 
Oct. 20-21, discussed "The Future of the 
American Indian in the United States." 
Dwight B. Heath. Assistant Professor of 
Anthropology, told how the extensive and 
well-known collection of early American 
historical documents in the John Carter 
Brown Library was a definite drawing card 
for scholars of the American Indian who 
came from all sections of the country. 
Vice-President John Elmendorf gave the 
welcoming speech at the first session. The 
Conference was jointly sponsored by the 
JCB Library and the University's Depart- 
ment of Sociology and Anthropology. 

The four-story house at 12-14 George 
St., owned by the University since 1945 
and used in the past as a student dormitory 
and for offices, has been undergoing major 
renovations since September. It will be oc- 
cupied shortly as the headquarters of the 
University's Institute for Health Sciences. 



The building, named in honor of Dr. 
James P. Adams, former Vice-President, 
will also house Brown's new Center for 
Aging Research, the continuing study of 
parental factors in cerebral palsy, as well 
as the staff planning the new six-year med- 
ical education program. 

Secretary Ribicoff's broadside before 
the American Council on Education drew 
prompt replies from President Keeney and 
President Emeritus Wriston. The Secretary 
of Health. Education, and Welfare had at- 
tacked educational leaders for failing to 
support actively the Kennedy administra- 
tion's aid-to-education bill. 

Dr. Keeney said the Cabinet member 
was blaming the Council for "not doing 
something we're not supposed to do under 
the organization's set-up." The ACE's pur- 
pose, he pointed out, "is to be concerned 
with higher education and not education 
at other levels. It has sufficient trouble 
reaching agreement among its own mem- 
bers about matters with which it is con- 
cerned. The Secretary was taking the posi- 
tion that, if you don't agree with Ribicoff, 
you don't love education. Well, quite a few 
people don't agree with him. I don't think 
he has spent enough time listening." 

Secretary Ribicoff, in Dr. Wriston's opin- 
ion, has shown "precisely how not to deal 
with the great public question." He felt 
the Secretary's attitude came "with partic- 
ular ill-grace from one who handled the 
recent Congressional negotiations with 
something less than outstanding skill." 
Moreover, the Secretary was "castigating 
many men whose dedication to the cause 
of education is longer and more profound 
than his." 

Engineering students at Brown are 
able to earn the Bachelor of Science and 
Master of Science degrees in their field in 
five years under a new integrated curricu- 




ROBERT O'DAY '50, right, represented the University when the New England Manufacturers Repre- 
sentatives Club gave Brown one of its three scholarships this year. William Fluhr, Club President, is 
at left. Presentation was made in Boston at the opening day of the Electrical Trade Show. 



lum that went into effect on the Hill this 
fall. Under the old curriculum, up to two 
years of work beyond the undergraduate 
level have generally been required to at- 
tain the M.Sc. in engineering. According to 
Prof. Paul S. Symonds, Division Chair- 
man, the new program is designed to at- 
tract students of high school ability whose 
immediate interests tend towards applied 
research and advanced design and develop- 
ment. This is distinguished from the doc- 
toral program, which is designed for stu- 
dents pointing towards a career in basic 
research and teaching in engineering sci- 
ence. 

Froebel Hall has been purchased by 
the Hillel Foundation for its new center 
of activity in Providence. The structure at 
Brown and Angell Sts. was bought by a 
committee of interested friends of Hillel. 
Rabbi Nathan Rosen, Director of the 
Foundation, reports that extensive renova- 
tions and landscaping are planned. 

Financed under a grant from the Na- 
tional Science Foundation, a 30-week in- 
stitute for general science teachers in the 
secondary schools of Rhode Island and 
nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut is 
being conducted on Campus. According to 
Prof. Charles B. MacKay '16, Director of 
the Institute, this year's program will help 
select seventh, eighth, and ninth grade 
teachers to improve their competence in 
astronomy, botany, and geology. 

A colorful collection of contempo- 
rary lettering by the foremost calligraphers 
and type designers of Europe and America 
will be featured at the Annmary Brown 
Memorial until mid-December. The ex- 
hibit, entitled "The Working Calligrapher 
and Lettering Artist," is the first in a new 
program by the Annmary Brown to bring 
larger, more varied displays to the general 
public. Well-designed book covers, posters, 
record albums, and package wrappings as 
well as other works are shown, both in 
rough copy and finished product. 



A London View of Wriston 

"Americans of the Round Table," in 
one of the summer issues of The Economist 
(London), proved to be a story on the 
American Assembly, at the time it was 
holding its first European session. Forty 
European delegates from 12 countries were 
to be joined by 20 Americans and Cana- 
dians in Switzerland to spend three days 
in off-the-record discussion on control of 
armaments. 

"On the fourth day," said the writer, 
"Dr. Henry Wriston, President of the 
American Assembly will lead the delegates 
in hammering out as much agreement as 
is possible — a task at which he is a 
virtuoso." 

The .American Assembly began to hum 
when President Emeritus Wriston took its 
presidency. The Econoinisi observed. "Dr. 
Wriston lets no grass grow under his feet 
and keeps other people moving as well. As 
a presiding officer, he is witty, fair, and a 
driver." 



NOVEMBER 1961 



31 



For a Brown Bookshelf 

EDITED BY ELMER M. BLISTEIN '42 



NATIVE TO THE GRAIN, by George 

Troy '31. 246 pages. Harcourt, Brace. 

$3.95. 

The only possible advantage to Mr. 
Troy in having a review of his novel de- 
layed is that this reviewer can honestly say 
that its characters and situations remained 
clear for a long time and that he greatly 
enjoyed rereading it. 

In this tale of Providence which involves 
downtown legal offices. Faculty parties. 
East Side mansions. Brown's environs, and 
slums, Troy has set down a picture of the 
city and some aspects of its life which will 
not only make you walk those once fa- 
miliar streets again but also give you an 
idea of its complicated business and social 
ramifications. 

To accomplish this the author has cre- 
atively delineated a group of fascinating 
people, of whom he particularly develops 
three. There is old Miss Chipman, living 
solitarily on money from previously suc- 
cessful textile mills, in one of those amaz- 
ing red brick mansions near the Campus. 
Already upset by her dishonest nephew's 
closing a mill despite her order to the con- 
trary, she is horrified to discover that she 
is still the owner of disease-spreading prop- 
erty which she had long since ordered him 
to dispose of. Although she is old and in- 
firm, Miss Chipman is indomitable, and 
engages in an eventually successful fight 
to dispose of both her money and her 
nephew in a proper manner. 

Drawn into the struggle almost against 
his will is a young lawyer, Sam Starbuck, 
who is rapidly faced with a conflict be- 
tv/een his loyalty to his firm, which handles 
Miss Chipman's affairs, and loyalty to his 
own conception of what is right. In the 
course of his mental anguish, his marital 
happiness becomes endangered, because his 
wife, with her passionate desire for fair 
play for the underdog, begins to doubt 
him. In the scenes in which the two are 
presented in their unhappiness comes some 
of Troy's best writing. He shows us sensi- 
tive people forced by circumstances and 
their characters to say terrible things to 
each other, things "never to be taken back 
again." These bits will strike very close to 
home to many readers. 

What Troy is arguing for in this fine 
story is the necessity for moral integrity in 
personal and business life. What interested 
this reader particularly is his device of 
talking of homes in presenting his point. 
For example, there is the gigantic house 
into one room of which Miss Chipman re- 
tired to fight her battles and to store her 
treasures. There is the home Sam is striv- 
ing to create for Laurie and the children, 
which must be based on integrity and 
frankness. There is the home of Mrs. 
Medeiros in the slums, in which she cares 



for friends even more unfortunate than she 
is. It is an interesting and effective device 
which greatly enhances a highly worth- 
while novel. 

JAMES B. MCGUIRE '38 

The author is the Literary Editor of the 
Providence Journal-Bulletin. Tlie reviewer 
is the Chairman of the English Department 
at Springfield College. 

EXILES AND FABRICATIONS, by Win- 
field Townley Scott '31. 215 pages. Dou- 
bleday. $3.95. 

I read Winfield Scott's book for fun, not 
knowing I would be asked to review it, 
but I still think I would have enjoyed it. 
The pages were like a once familiar room, 
whose wall-souvenirs I had not seen of 
late. Their familiarity added to the enjoy- 
ment, but I'm sure they have their validity 
for other reasons. 

You see, I remember when Win Scott 
arrived in Providence as a Brown Fresh- 
man. Already serious about writing, he 
had come to the Journal office, where I 
shared a room with B. K. Hart, the Liter- 
ary Editor he was later to succeed. Al- 
ready he had done some good things which 
commended him to B.K.H. He has kept 
on writing good things — seven volumes 
of front-line poetry and now his first book 
of prose. 

In a sense, it is a return to Scott the 
critic, and it brings under one cover a 
number of essays and articles which have 
appeared in the Quarterlies of New Eng- 
land, Virginia, and New Mexico and else- 
where. But the familiarity is more than 
that, for days of association are recalled 
in many of the chapters. Back in those 
Journal days, he was talking and inquiring 
about Whittier, John Wheelwright, Amy 
Lowell, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Henry 
Beston, and especially Edwin Arlington 
Robinson and Joe Coldwell. 

You never heard of Joe Coldwell? What 
is his name and the "Portrait of a Free 
Man" doing here with the others? Well, 
this is a book of admiration, and Scott 
admired Coldwell enough to dedicate The 
Sword on the Table to him (and there's a 
moving reference to Joe's reaction). 

Exiles and Fabrications is an invitation 
to reminiscence. He writes of Robinson as 
one who visited him first as a 1 9-year-old un- 
dergraduate worshipper, bearin.g an essay on 
Robinson which was to appear in a Brown 
magazine. It was the beginning of a du- 
rable friendship. Henry Beston was "the 
first indisputable author" Scott ever met; 
out of friendship, he was to make a senti- 
mental journey to the Outermost House 
on Cape Cod long after. The anecdotes 
about John Wheelwright are lively, inti- 
mate, and affectionate — one of the most 
successful parts of a successful book. 



Scott "never laid eyes on" Amy Lowell, 
but this did not really matter. He knew 
her estate and her influence, though "she 
could not be what she desired to be, a 
great poet." She is another faded curio in 
this collection, like Tarkington. The point 
is that Scott has had an enthusiasm, a deep 
involvement in what he has thought about 
and here written. Whittier's Snow-Bound 
belongs here because it was recreated not 
far from Scott's boyhood home in Haver- 
hill, and there were certain traditions in it 
which made his interest inevitable. 

Other essays came out of mere scholarly 
curiosity, and what's "mere" about that? 
Scott has some points to make about Our 
Town. He offers a fresh and likely answer 
to an Emily Dickinson riddle. "I feel that 
I have been in Hannibal. Not perhaps 
Hannibal as it is today, but Hannibal as 
it is forever," he wrote in 1952; in 1959 
he made his pilgrimage and made it a 
leisurely, observant one. For places be- 
long in this book, as well as people. New- 
port is one. as suggestive of New England; 
Santa Fe is another, the "exile" of today. 
It, too, is vivid, a place of friendships, in- 
sight, and sentiment. 

The pages on Lovecraft may well be the 
best ever written about this strange legend 
of Providence. At the top of College Hill, 
you must know, are Brown University and 
a house in which Lovecraft lived. It would 
be a pity to know "the streets he so loved 
by moonlight and midnight" without 
knowing his story, "His Own Most Fan- 
tastic Creation" will give it to you under- 
standingly, for Scott had access to people 
and records which none had consulted. 

For the Brunonian reader, an incidental 
pleasure comes in this book from the en- 
countering of Brunonian names like those 
of S, Foster Damon, Alex M. Burgess, 
Frank Merchant, Clarence Philbrick, and 
George Potter. This may be unimportant, 
but it suggests what Scott himself admits: 
that much of the book is autobiographical. 

What is important is that people and 
places have been well seen, thought about, 
and described with skill and discrimination. 
Obviously, it was "fun to write," this book; 
it is fun to read it, too — and rewarding in 
other ways as well. Perhaps it is an out- 
of-date book, but curiously of today, as 
pertinent pictures in a familiar room so 
often are. 

w.c.w. 



JOHN HUGHES: Eagle of the Church, by 
Doran Hurley '26. 192 pages. P. J. 
Kenedy & Co. $2.50. 

When John Hughes, Archbishop of New 
York, was invited to address a joint session 
of Congress in 1847, it was an extraor- 
dinary honor. As the author of this 
biography for younger readers points out, 
"he was the Bishop of a Church that only 
a few short years before had known the 
vicious and violent attacks of the 
American Nativists" (and Know-Noth- 
ings). Abraham Lincoln was in his audi- 
ence and later was to send him to support 
the Northern cause before the court of 
Napoleon III. Bishop Hughes was also the 
friend of such other Presidents as Polk, 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



Fillmore, and Buchanan, an occasional 
White House guest. 

The Hurley narrative begins with the 
Irish boy who became an outstanding 
spokesman for the right to Freedom of 
Conscience for every denomination. Na- 
tivists called him "Dagger John," but his 
admirers thought of him as "another 
Joshua fighting in the valley." In the year 
before his death, he took a leading role in 
quelling the Draft Riots by insisting on 
restraint in his flock. 

The book is in the series of American 
Background Books of Catholic heroes and 
heroines. To present John Hughes' story to 
readers from 10 to 14 years of age was not 
easy, for not all his life provided the sort 
of action material which would hold such 
an audience. But the author builds ad- 
miration for the Churchman whose deeds 
were motivated not only by loyalty to his 
fellow immigrants (and their leadership) 
but by the highest American patriotism. 



Briefer Mention 

PHYSICAL Mechanics, a college textbook 
by Dr. R. Bruce Lindsay '20, has just 
been published in its third edition by Van 
Nostrand. The book stresses the funda- 
mental concepts and principles of mechan- 
ics and their application to all branches of 
physics. For the third edition, Dr. Lindsay 
has added new material on ballistic mis- 
siles and artificial satellites and new chap- 
ters on "Kinetic Theory of Gases and 
Statistical Mechanics," "Relativistic Me- 
chanics," and "Wave and Quantum Me- 
chanics." 

The Flaming Spirit is a collection of 
meditations by the Rev. William L. Sulli- 
van of Germantown, Pa. (Abingdon Press. 
144 pages. $3.) His writings were collected 
over a long period of time by his succes- 
sor, the Rev. Max Daskam, his wife 
Gladys, and their two close friends, Julia 
Rubel and Donald Rubel '23. The Rev. Mr. 
Sullivan, once a Roman Catholic priest 
and later a Unitarian minister, was one of 
the best known of Greater Philadelphia's 
preachers. 

The Ronald Press of New York has 
published Inleltigence and Experience by 
Prof. J. McVicker Hunt, who was a mem- 
ber of the Brown Psychology Department 
for 12 years and holds an honorary doc- 
torate from Brown. Now on the Illinois 
Faculty, he is a Past President of the 
American Psychological Association. Writ- 
ten almost as a "case history of science," 
the book "sets the theoretical stage in 
timely fashion for the spate of innova- 
tions in the education for the very young 
which have begun to appear." 

Dr. Granino A. Korn '42, Professor of 
Electrical Engineering at the University of 
Arizona, is co-editor of Computer Hand- 
book. (McGraw-Hill. 1228 pages plus in- 
dex; 1099 illustrations. $25.) The 
publisher's announcement calls it "a 
comprehensive, practical reference book 
covering thoroughly the design of analog 
and digital computers and systems and 
their application to science and engineer- 
ing." A staff of specialists contributed to 




ONE BROWN MAN'S WORK given by another: Sanford R. Gifford, 1846, was o member of the 
famous "Hudson River School" of American painters. His canvas, "Valley of Lauterbrunnen," novif 
hangs over the fireplace in the Faculty Club living room, the gift of Frederick H. RohUs '26. It had 
been in the Rohlfs family collection in New York City for two generations and is the first canvas by 
Gifford to come into the possession of the University. 



the work. Dr. Korn received his Brown 
Ph.D. in 1948 and has been associated 
with Lockheed. Curtiss-Wright, and Sperry 
Gyroscope. 

Walter Pilkington '32, College Librarian 
at Hamilton, has been working on a new 
history of that college for the past two 
years. It will he Hamilton's first complete 
history when it is published in the spring. 
In Sesquicentenniul Notes (Hamilton was 
founded in 1812), Pilkington writes of the 
trials and joys of this particular type of 
authorship. 

Alan Levy '52 wrote in the October 
Cosmopolitan a history of nonconformity 
from Edgar Allan Poe to the modern Beat 
Generation in an article called "The Bo- 
hemian Life." He says that, with the in- 
flu.x of commercialism and high rent in 
Greenwich Village and other American 
Bohemian communities, the true garret- 
starver is having trouble finding garrets 
in which to starve. 



Henry M. Wriston's article, The Age of 
Revolution, which appeared in Foreign Af- 
fairs for July, has been reprinted in pam- 
phlet form by the Council on Foreign 
Relations. He concludes by saying: "So 
long as the United States remains com- 
mitted to the democratic process, there can 
be no substitute for effective citizenship. 
... In practice, freshness of official 
thought is often stimulated by imaginative 
suggestions from individuals or groups of 
citizens. They are then ready to rally sup- 
port for courageous alterations in old 
policies that time has made sterile." 

Prof. Merrill K. Bennett '19 is Director 
of the Food Research Institute at Stanford 
University. In its Studies for November he 
presented a paper on A World Map of 
Foodcrop Climates. It is now available in 
pamphlet form ($1). An earlier study by 
Dr. Bennett appeared in February, 1960: 
Food Crops and the Isoline of 90 Frost- 
Free Davs in the United States. 



NOVEMBER 1961 



33 



What happened to 
the football team? 



THE EXPECTED IMPROVEMENT in the 
football situation on the Hill wasn't 
evident in the first three games. The Bruins 
were outscored, 98-3, while losing to Co- 
lumbia (50-0), Yale (14-3), and Dart- 
mouth (34-0). Defeats by Penn (7-0) and 
U.R.I. (12-9) carried the string further, 
with only one Brown touchdown. 

Segments of the alumni body found this 
unsettling. Many of them wrote letters to 
various departments on Campus asking 
what was wrong with the Bruins. Some of 
them mentioned that their hopes had been 
raised by "optimistic" reports in this mag- 
azine and in the press during the summer 
and early fall. What had happened to 
change the picture? 

Quite a few things, of course, had hap- 
pened since practice got under way. How- 
ever, a re-check of some pre-season state- 
ments of Coach John McLaughry showed 
that, while he was positive, to a degree, in 
his appraisal of his 1961 squad, he was 
also quite realistic. Perhaps many of the 
alumni, hungry for a winner, read more 
into these pre-season statements than was 
actually there. 

The first paragraph of the football story 
in the July issue of this magazine, for ex- 
ample, mentioned the fact that "Mc- 
Laughry was facing his third season at 
Brown with a certain amount of limited 
optimism." The same story mentioned that 
"The attrition this year was relatively light 
in regard to numbers but it happened to 
hit two key spots where the Bruins were 
thin. The loss of Sophomores Gryson and 
Hatt leave the team without real depth at 
fullback and center, respectively." Talking 
about the ends, it was pointed out that 
while McLaughry had more wingmen 
available than before "in some cases the 
quality remains a question mark." 

In early September, McLaughry told the 
press: "We are going to have to depend 
a great deal on Sophomores. While they 
have considerable potential, they're going 
to need time to develop. Unfortunately, 
some of them may have to be in there un- 
der fire before they're ready. Therefore, I 
feel that this looked-for improvement in 
the team will hinge on how quickly the 
Sophomores come along. I'm not looking 
for miracles in the early-season games, but 
I believe by midseason we'll be a good 
football team and should surprise a few 
people before we're through." 

22 Missing from the Squad 

Since the summer roster was printed, 
McLaughry lost 22 players on whom he 
had counted to some degree. The squad 
was so depleted by the first of October that 



the JV schedule. Brown's first in a decade, 
had to be cancelled after only two games. 

Here is a breakdown on the men lost 
since July: 

Ends — Dick Laine, All-Ivy Senior wing- 
man who last year caught 29 passes for 
288 yards, is ineligible. Sophomore Carl 
Arlanson and Juniors Bob McGuinness 
and Ed Maley decided not to play football 
this fall. 

Tackles — Senior Levi Trumbull is ineli- 
gible. Sophomore Jim Davis and three 
Juniors, Jon Briggs, Dave Bryniarski, and 
Eugene Gaston, dropped off the squad. 
Sophomore Carl Mooradian was also lost. 

Guard — John Lavino, a lad who logged 
243 minutes of playing time last season as 
a Junior, gave up the game for personal 
reasons. 

Center — Senior Charlie Coe cut foot- 
ball from his schedule. 

Quarterbacks — Sophomore Dave Sitz- 
man didn't report back, and John Erickson, 
the number one signal caller for the Cubs 




last year, left the squad after the Yale 
game to concentrate on his studies. 

Halfbacks — Senior Paul Murphy, who 
dislocated his elbow against Princeton last 
fall, was hurt again during the summer, 
and decided not to risk further injury. He 
was the team's best defensive back. Sopho- 
more John Eustis, a converted watch- 
charm guard, was making rapid strides at 
wingback until he broke his wrist the week 
before the Dartmouth game; he is lost for 
the season. Sophomores Ronald Strasberg 
and Tom LaTanzi didn't come out. Fred 
Avis, a Senior, left the squad to concen- 
trate on hockey. 

Fidlbacks — Sophomores Ed Sedlock and 
Phil Kuczma didn't report back. Buddy 
Freeman, a Senior who was running sec- 
ond to Ray Barry, was injured in the Con- 



necticut scrimmage and was expected to be 
out for the season. 

Some of these men might never have 
helped. Others would have — eventually. 
But at least they would have provided the 
coaching staff with some depth. After Avis 
left the squad and Eustis broke his wrist. 
Brown was left with two wingbacks, Tom 
Draper and Bill Lemire. The former was 
hurt at Yale, and the latter came down 
with a 102-degree temperature at the hotel 
in White River Junction the night before 
the Dartmouth game. As a result, two 
ends, Nick Spiezio and Dick Rulon, were 
routed out of bed at dawn and put to work 
in the hotel room learning the plays at the 
wingback position. 

The lack of manpower was made all the 
more evident that week end by the fact 
that Dartmouth was blessed with sufficient 
material to field not only a talented JV 
squad but also two Freshman units (A 
and B teams) numbering 99 men. The In- 
dians have more men playing Freshman 
football this fall than Brown has on its 
Freshman and Varsity teams combined. 

When You Field Sophomores 

Despite the fact that the first two units 
contained 12 untried Sophomores, Brown 
looked fairly good in the pre-season drills. 
The boys were eager, they hustled, and 
they hit hard. The spirit was good. But in 
the opener against Columbia, they played 
far below potential. There is no question 
that the Bears lost their poise against the 
Lions when things didn't go according to 
the script. Once things started going wrong, 
the whole situation just snowballed. 

Yale had a "Sophomore" team back in 
1958. It went 0-7 in the Ivy League, fin- 
ished a dead last, and scored only 70 points 
to 190 by the opposition. Yet last year, as 
Seniors, these same fellows won the Ivy 
title with a 7-0 record, were 9-0 for the 
season, and were ranked with Navy as the 
top team in the East. We don't say that 
this Brown team will come back that far 
because it has definite limitations. But 
come back it will, in time. 

Brown's current Sophomores got a great 
deal of publicity last fall when, as Cubs, 
they were 4-2 for the season. By Brown's 
recent standards, this was a good, but not 
great. Freshman team. However, things are 
all relative. By Ivy standards this was just 
a fair club. It lost by two touchdowns to 
both Dartmouth and Yale. Its interior line 
was big and strong, but slow. The ends 
were weak. The top backs were good, but 
there weren't enough of them. 

Despite the slow start in the first three 
games, we had the feeling that the 1961 
Varsity was not too far away from being 
a representative club. Certainly they 
weren't as bad as the cumulative scores 
would indicate. Of the 46 men left on the 
team in mid-October, only four were Sen- 
iors. There were 15 juniors and 27 Sopho- 
mores. 

That, in some detail, is the situation as 
we see it. None of this is meant to be an 
alibi for the coaches. They need none. If 
nothing else. Brown has seen to it that all 
Varsity sports are in the hands of excellent 
coaches. John McLaughry is a proven head 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



coach. At Union, he was 17-6-1. At Am- 
herst he was 44-23-4, and included in his 
victories was a 7-6 decision over Brown in 
19.'>3. Given the horses, he'll do all right 
at Brown. 

Columbia iO, Brou'n 

Coach Buff Donelli's Columbia team 
struck early and often in defeating Brown, 
50-0, before 8,000 fans at Brown Field. 
Nine Seniors and two Juniors, comprising 
Columbia's first unit, cashed their experi- 
ence into smart play e.xecution that made 
the Bruins look inept. 

The pattern of play was set in the first 
five minutes of the game. Columbia won 
the toss and elected to kick off with a 20- 
mile-an-hour wind at its back. Lemire, 
Sophomore wingback, fumbled the ball and 
was nailed on the Bear 10. On fourth 
down, Ray Barry, normally a good punter, 
got a hurried kick off the side of his foot 
from the 18 and the wind blew the ball 
back to the Brown 15 before it was 
downed — a net loss of three yards on the 
boot. 

In three plays, Columbia had scored. 
Brown received, was hit with a 15-yard 
chpping penalty on the return, and again 
had to start from deep in its own territory. 
After a 19-yard punt to the Brown 44, Co- 
lumbia's ace quarterback, Tom Vassell, 
tossed a first-down scoring pass over the 
head of an inexperienced defensive back. 
The rout was on. 

Before the first period was over, the 
Lions had increased their total to 22 
points. It was 28-0 at the half and 42-0 
going into the final period. At that, Donelli 
was merciful. TTie first unit played only a 
few minutes of the second half and Vassell, 
perhaps the top passer in the Ivy League, 
was allowed to throw only seven passes — 
of which he completed six. The Lions nor- 
mally throw about 25 passes a game. 

The Columbia offense, a Wing T with a 
sprinkling of Single Wing plays, put tre- 
mendous pressure on the inexperienced 
Brown ends as well as the comer line- 
backers. Pulling one and sometimes two 
guards, the Lions would send their run- 
ning backs around the Bear flanks behind 
a convoy of two and three blockers. For 
the most part, the Lion strategy was to 
run away from Brown's strength, the bulky 
interior line, and concentrate on the plays 
to the outside. The strategy looked good 
because Brown's pursuit wasn't quick 
enough to cut off these plays until they had 
gone for extensive yardage on nearly every 
attempt. 

Offensively, Brown couldn't do much, 
penetrating Columbia's side of the field 
only four times. The best advance went to 
the Light Blue two in the fourth period, 
before a pass was intercepted in the end 
zone. The drive started with the prettiest 
play of the day, even if it wasn't rehearsed. 
Sophomore Tom Draper returned a punt 
six yards and while he was being tackled 
he lateraled the ball to another Sopho- 
more, Jan Moyer, who swept 36 yards 
down the sidelines and almost went all the 
way. 

The game was costly for Brown. Captain 
Rohrbach and Senior guard Bob Auchy 



went out early in the second period with 
injuries that were to keep them out of the 
Yale game. Junior end Dennis Witkowski 
re-injured the knee that was hurt a year 
ago and was expected to be out of action 
a month or more. 

Columbia controlled the statistics: 23 
first downs to 6, 295 yards rushing to 58, 
and 1 1 1 yards passing to 27. McLaughry 
singled out the running of Draper and 
Moyer as one of the few bright spots. Line 
coach Red Gowen praised the defensive 
work of Gary Graham. 

Yale 1-1. Broiun 3 

Brown made the trip back to respecta- 
bility in seven days. Although losing to 
Yale, 14-3, the Bruins outplayed the de- 
fending Ivy League champions most of 
the way and with a break here or there 
might have walked off with one of the big 
upsets of the then young season. 

Yale coach Jordan Olivar had words of 
praise for the Bruins after the game. "We 
had seen certain things in the Columbia 
game movies that indicated that Brown 
had the potential to give us concern. But 
we sure weren't prepared for the toughness 
and hard-hitting they showed us out there 
today. If Brown had had more experience 
to back it up, who knows, the result might 
have been different." 

McLaughry, although understandably 
disappointed over the final result, espe- 
cially in view of the many scoring oppor- 
tunities, gave this endorsement: "The men 
certainly gave a complete turnabout per- 
formance today. They fired out as a team 
and kept the heat on Yale defensively 
throughout the game. Assignment break- 
downs, mostly resulting from inexperience 
and overeagerness, hurt us near the Yale 
goal, but these mistakes can't detract from 
their fine overall team effort." 

Six Sophomores were in the starting 
lineup as the Bears took the fight to Yale. 
Altogether. Brown had five drives inside 
the Yale 20, while the Elis were limited to 
two advances, both of which they turned 
into touchdowns. During the afternoon. 
Brown ran off 67 plays to Yale's 52. 

Brown scored midway through the first 
period on a 25-yard field goal by Ray 
Barry, much to the surprise of the 23,605 
gathered in the Bowl. Barry also started 
the drive by recovering a Yale fumble on 
the Brown 36. Jon Meeker picked up most 
of the yardage on the advance with some 
hard running through and around the Yale 
line. A 16-yard inside reverse by Draper 
brought the ball to the Yale 10 and set up 
the field goal, which was Brown's 5 1st and 
the first since Bob Carlin booted one 
against Harvard in 1959. 

Dennis Hauflaire, Junior quarterback, 
replaced Captain Rohrbach and did a com- 
mendable job for a man who had only 42 
minutes playing time as a Sophomore, and 
most of that in the Colgate game. Meeker 
was the leading ground gainer with 75 
yards in 19 carries, while John Arata, 255- 
pound Junior center, stood out defensively 
for the Bruins. 

Yale won the game with touchdown 
drives in the second and third periods. One 
play beat Brown, the quarterback pass-run 



option, which was used effectively by Bill 
Leckonby. The running plays through the 
middle were stopped cold and the sweeps 
to the outside were well contained by the 
Bear ends, Don Boyle, Dick Greene, Dave 
Nelson, and Spiezio. 

Brown led in first downs, 14-13, and in 
yards gained rushing, 176-152. Yale had an 
edge in passing, 68 yards to 47. Yale made 
some second half pass defense changes 
which shut off this part of Brown's attack 
rather well and may have saved the game 
for the Blue. The Bruins had hit on four of 
seven passes in the first half for 41 yards 
but were restricted to one of six in the 
final 30 minutes, for six yards. 

Dartmouth 34, Broum 

Coach Bob Blackman turned a host of 
fast, lean, hungry football players loose 
against Brown on rain-swept Memorial 
Field. Exactly two hours and ten minutes 
later, the somewhat bewildered Bruins were 
crushed, 34-0. There was no question that 
Dartmouth had the horses. On a fast track, 
they would have been even tougher to 
handle. 

This was the fifth straight year that 
Brown has failed to score on the Big 
Green. Not since fullback Joe Miluski 
bulled across in the first period of the 1956 
game have the Bruins been able to pick up 
a point against Blackman's tricky defenses. 
Brown hasn't defeated Dartmouth since the 
7-0 decision of 1955, the 0-0 game in 1959 
being the closest the Bears have come. If 
it was any consolation to this year's team, 
Dartmouth led the nation in total defense 
going into the game. 

The Bruins did nothing to knock the 
Indians off this perch. They invaded Dart- 
mouth's side of the field only three times, 
the deepest penetration being to the 36. 
The Brown line was outcharged all after- 
noon by the smaller but more aggressive 
Dartmouth forward wall, and the Bear 
backs seldom could get started. Blackman 
employed a number of defenses, including 
the four-man line. 

Another factor in Brown's poor offen- 
sive showing was the situation at wingback 
where Spiezio and Rulon were making a 
gallant effort to play the position based on 
a few hours of drill in the hotel room that 
morning. Lemire, listening to the game on 
the radio back at the hotel, phoned Dr. 
Eddie Crane, team physician, at the Dart- 
mouth field house and pleaded for per- 
mission to play in the second half. The 
boy was still carrying a high fever and, of 
course, his request was not granted, but 
his spirit is typical of the Sophomore 
group. 

Although Rohrbach was back in action 
at quarterback, his timing was off, and he 
was over-shooting his receivers, especially 
early in the game when the Bruins had a 
number of men open. Gary Graham and 
two Sophomores, guard Ed Green and 
tackle Tony Matteo, played well in the 
Brown line. Junior halfback Parker Crow- 
ell was singled out by McLaughry for his 
defensive work. 

Dartmouth led in first downs (19-6), 
yards rushing (247-50), and yards gained 
through the air (78-75). 



NOVEMBER I96I 



35 



Pennsylvania 7, Brown 

Although showing substantial improve- 
ment over the Dartmouth performance, the 
Bruins lost to Penn, 7-0, at Franklin Field 
on another rainy afternoon. It was the 
fourth straight loss, and Brown was still 
looking for its first touchdown. 

Taking the opening kickoff, the Bears 
marched 62 yards to the Quaker 13, where 
a fourth-down pass went astray. The drive 
was featured by a 25-yard advance on a 
draw play by Barry and two fine catches 
of Rohrbach passes by Draper. Penn took 
it from there, going 87 yards in 10 plays. 
The pay-off was a 43-yard burst up the 
middle by halfback Pete McCarthy after 
faking a handoff. With this exception, the 
Brown defense was very stingy, almost 
completely shutting off the sweeps to the 
outside. 

Rohrbach, sound physically for the first 
time all fall, threw 25 passes and hit on 
eight for 78 yards. The Bruin Captain, 
who played 57 minutes, was a constant 
threat with his tosses and on a dry day 
he might have been able to turn the tide. 
Offensively, Crowell and Barry were the 
leading ground-gainers with 79 and 67 
yards, respectively. Sophomore halfback 
Bill Vareschi, playing his first game, stood 
out defensively, as did Crowell and Barry 
in the secondary and Hoover, Graham, 
and the wingmen up front. 

Each team had 13 first downs, while 
Penn led in rushing, 228 yards to 152. 
Through the air, the Bear had the edge, 
78 to 20. Strangely, in the rain and mud, 
neither team lost the ball on a fumble. 

Franklin Field has been a jinx to the 
Bruins. In 10 games they've played there 
since 1911. they have failed to win. The 
man who set up the winning touchdown in 
the 6-0 victory of 1911, Wiley H. Marble 
'12, made the round-trip by car from Prov- 
idence (600 miles) and was in the stands 
for the 50th anniversary of Brown's last 
victory there. 

Rhode Island 12, Brown 9 

Brown's only consolation in losing to 
URI, 12-9, was the fact that it finally 
scored a touchdown. The Rams blended 
hard-nosed football and inspiration with 
a dash of razzle-dazzle in upsetting the 
victory-starved Bears. 

Driving 63 yards with the opening kick- 
off for their first score, the Rams were 
never headed. They led 12-0 at the half, a 
half in which the lethargic Bruins were 
limited to 1 1 yards rushing and 23 through 
the air. 

Brown scored its lone touchdown in the 
third quarter on a 39-yard march that was 
capped by fullback Frank Antifonario's 
three-yard plunge into the end zone. The 
Bruins threatened twice in the final period, 
reaching the URI five-yard line in the 
closing minutes, but both drives were 
thwarted by pass interceptions. After the 
last one, the Rams yielded a safety instead 
of risking a punt from the end zone. 

Brown led in first downs (15-9) and 
yards gained passing (85-29), but URI 
led in rushing (184-130) and in that all- 
important measuring-stick — total points. 



A New Challenger in Soccer 



THE REN.^iss.^NCE in Brown soccer has 
started. After victories over Yale (3-2) 
and Dartmouth (2-1), the Bear hooters 
found themselves perched on top of the 
Ivy League, a refreshing change from the 
spot in the cellar occupied all last season. 
In non-League games, the Bruins defeated 
URI (8-1) and lost to Wesleyan (4-3). 

Coach Cliff Stevenson, in his second 
year at the helm, was able to put a bal- 
anced team on the field. Well grounded in 
fundamentals, the players showed better 
passing, trapping, and ball control than has 
been seen on the Hill in some time. It 
didn't appear to be a great team, but at 
least it looked like a club that wouldn't 
beat itself. 

Stevenson realized the limitations of the 
squad. "We have no outstanding strength 
anywhere." he observed, "but we do have 
a number of men who can be good on any 
given day. We lack depth, especially at the 
halfbacks, but if we can avoid injuries we 
should be able to play on even terms with 
all of our opponents. The kids are play- 
ing up to their capabilities, they have that 
taste of victory, and we could have some 
fun in the League for a change." 

Five members of last season's 7-1 Cub 
team earned starting berths, while several 
others helped the over-all picture by forc- 
ing the veterans to go all-out to hold their 
jobs. The five starting Sophomores in- 
cluded Alan Young (who set a Cub record 
by scoring 25 goals), Charles Brillo, John 
Haskell. Dave Wheaton, and goalie John 
Lewis. The rest of the starting eleven is 
composed of two Seniors, Capt. John Sher- 
man and John Holbrook, and four Juniors, 
John Fish. Jim Kfoury, Bill Zisson, and 
John McMahon. 

Although Young picked up where he 
left off in the scoring parade by driving 
home two goals, the Bruins lost to Wes- 
leyan. 4-3. in the opener. However, the 
team bounced back to handle Rhode Island 
with ease. Young scored four goals in the 
8-1 decision over a newcomer to the sport. 

The victory in New Haven was Brown's 
first over the Blue in 13 years, and only 
the fourth in the long series. Though the 
Elis took a 1-0 lead early in the second 
period, the Bears stayed in there, and Fish 
finally tied it up at 20:40 of the fourth 
quarter, just 1:20 before the end of reg- 
ulation play. Brillo put Brown ahead at 
1:19 of the first overtime period, only to 
have Yale tie it up at the 40-second mark 
of the second five-minute session. The win- 
ning goal came at 4:05 off the foot of 
Chip Mason. 

The undefeated New England champs of 
1936 scored Brown's first soccer victory 
over Yale, a 3-1 decision. Sam Fletcher 
coached that team, and some of the players 
included Capt. Walter Burbank, Bill Mar- 
geson, the leading scorer in the N.E. 
League, and John Reade. The 1941 team 
shut out the Elis, 2-0, and the 1948 team, 
with All-American goalie Rod Scheffer in 
the goal, won 1-0. 



Brown's second Ivy League victory of 
the season came on a rain-swept field at 
Hanover by the score of 2-1. The Bears 
continually beat the Indians to the ball and 
controlled the midfield well all morning. 
John Holbrook and Armando Garces 
scored the goals, while Bill Zisson, Junior 
center halfback, played one of the finest 
games of his career. 

The hooters continued an Ivy contender 
by splitting with Penn and Columbia. The 
Quakers won, 4-1, though outshot (35-18). 
However, Brown turned back a stubborn 
Lion, 1-0, on Alan Young's second-half 
goal, his ninth. The Bears dominated much 
of the play against UConn, NCAA tourney 
entry in '60, but lost. 4-2. 

If the "Varsity soccer picture is encour- 
aging, things over on the Freshman field 
are downright rosy. Coach Stevenson spent 
a great deal of time visiting high schools 
around the East last year and his efforts 
paid off to the tune of 29 promising pros- 
pects on his Cub team. In the first four 
games, victories were chalked up over 
Durfee Tech (6-0), St. George's (6-1), 
Tabor Academy (4-0), and Yale (5-2). 

The scoring star of the team in the early 
games was Bill Hooks, an All-Stater from 
River Dell School, River Edge, N. J. He 
scored 43 goals in his Senior season there 
and a total of 73 over a three-year period. 
This fall, he accounted for 12 of the first 
21 goals scored by the Cubs. Coach Ste- 
venson rates him as the top Freshman 
prospect he's ever coached. 

There are a number of other fine play- 
ers on the team, and there has been a 
merry battle for starting positions. The 
spirit has been high, and in five scrim- 
mages with the Varsity early in the sea- 
son, the Cubs won three times. 




CLIFF STEVENSON: He's mode Brown soccer an 
exciting — ond winning — sport. 



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BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



First Loss in Two Seasons 

Coach Ivan Fuqua's cross country team, 
defending New England champions, split 
even in the first two meets. The Bear har- 
riers scored 28 points in defeating Con- 
necticut (46) and Yale (50) in a trian- 
gular meet at New Haven but were upset 
by Harvard, 25-30. over the Butler Health 
Center course. The loss was Brown's first 
in a dual meet in two season. 

Five runners finished in the top 10 as 
Brown defeated Yale for the second 
straight year and only the second time in 
the last 17 years. Yale's nationally prom- 
inent Bob Mack won the Varsity meet in 
23:33.8 for the 4.5-mile course. His time 
was 26 seconds better than Brown's Soph- 
omore. Dave Farley, who was second. 
Other Bruin Point getters were John Jones 
(3rd). Tom Gunzelman (4th). Bill Smith 
(7th). and Dave Rumsey (10th). 

The loss to the undefeated Crimson 
harriers was a bitter blow to Coach 
Fuqua and his Bruins. Farley came in first, 
winning by 40 yards over Mark Mullen, 
the Heptagonal and IC4A mile champion. 
His time for the five-mile course was 
24:06.3. However, Harvard showed good 
depth and took the next three positions, 
turning the tide of victory in its favor. 

The turning point of the meet came at 
the four-mile mark when Brown's Gunzel- 
man, who had led all the way. came up 
with a cramp and was forced to fall back 
with the pack. Without this mishap, the 
Bruin Junior might have been able to fin- 
ish third or fourth, thus breaking up Har- 
vard's domination of the second, third, and 
fourth positions. The Bears were weakened 
the day before the meet when it was 
learned that Capt. Ralph Steuer. the only 
Senior on the team and its number four 
runner, had "mono" and would be lost for 
the season. 

The runners came back from the loss 
to Harvard, journeying to Hanover to win 
from Dartmouth impressively, 22-34. The 
margin was even greater at Kingston as 
the Bears trounced an old rival, 19-36. 
Farley led the pack home against both 
Dartmouth and Rhode Island. 

The Freshman harriers showed extreme 
promise. Of the first 15 finishers at New 
Haven, 10 were from Brown. Vic Boog of 
Syracuse led the Cubs to a 20-41 victory 
over Connecticut. Yale did not field a full 
team. Boog was followed by Bob Rothen- 
berg (2nd), Bob Wooley (5th), and Brick 
Butler (6th). Boog's time for the three- 
mile course was 15:57. 

The Cubs gained a clean sweep as they 
downed Harvard, 15-40. Brown runners 
captured the first five places and seven of 
the top 10. Boog. Rothenberg. and Wooley. 
leading all the way, had joined hands for 
a three-way finish when they saw Butler 
sprinting furiously from 30 yards back. 
They slowed down momentarily to let him 
join them, but Butler, with his head down, 
apparently missed the signal and flew past 
them to cross the finish line first in 17:02. 
The other three lads had a time of 17:03. 
This brought the four top Bruins under the 
wire within 1 1 seconds of the Freshman 
record of 16:52 set by Farley last fall. 



Sports Shorts 

FOR SEVERAL HOURS on the afternoon of 
Oct. 9, Brown was ranked in a tie for 
19th place in the United Press Interna- 
tional poll of national college football 
teams. The original release of the poll 
credited Brown with four points in the 
tabulation of coaches voting, the same to- 
tal as Auburn, Purdue, LSU, and Wy- 
oming. Eventually the wire service sent 
out a correction, explaining that a seventh- 
place vote for Maryland by one of the 
coaches had been credited erroneously to 
Brown. When informed of the amazingly 
high ranking given his then twice-beaten 
Bears. Coach John McLaughry admitted 
that he was amazed. "Obviously," he said, 
"someone has goofed." 

The Freshman football team, smaller 
but quicker than last year's group, split 
even in its first two games. The Cubs lost 
the opener to Boston College (31-7) but 
defeated Dartmouth (14-7). It was 
Brown's first Freshman victory over Dart- 
mouth on the gridiron since 1941. We'll 
report at length on the Cubs next month. 

When Ray Barry kicked his field goal 
against Yale, it was the 51st field goal in 
Brown's long football history. The first 
one was kicked by Willie Richardson 
against Newton A.C. in 1898. The longest 
three-pointer on record was a 42-yard boot 
by Bob Chase against Tufts in 1932. The 
shortest was by Robert P. Adams, an eight- 
yarder that won the 1922 Harvard game. 
W. E. Sprackling holds the records for 
most field goals in one game (3 vs. Yale, 
1910), season (6 in 1910), and career 
(10). 

At the post-game press conference in 
New Haven, Coach Jordan Olivar was 
pointing out how hard it had been for him 
to convince his players that Brown was 
capable of giving Old Eli a tough game. 
"These kids play football for two or three 
years, and they think they know more 
about the game than the coach who has 
devoted his life to it. That's why they be- 
come good alumni." 

John McLaughry had a few observa- 
tions of his own at the same session. Some- 
one had asked him how his club could lose 
to Columbia, 50-0, and then outplay Yale 
the following week. "The more I see of 
Ivy League football," John replied, "the 
more I'm convinced that you can't predict 
the results on form. Mental attitude is all 
important. Sometimes I actually think 
these boys are too smart." 

Bruin basketball boss, Stan Ward, was 
rather upset this fall when Fran Driscoll, a 
highly promising Sophomore back court 
operator, ran into a fire hydrant while 
playing touch football on a street near the 
University and narrowly missed receiving 
a serious knee injury. "After Brown spends 
a small fortune to set up a 40-acre athletic 
field near the campus for the lads to frolic 
in, my best guard prospect in years has to 
play football in the street," moaned Ward. 

Doing the public address announcing for 
the home football games this fall is Brad 
Davol '48, former Director of Sports In- 
formation on the Hill. Brad is in Provi- 



dence now as Casualty Manager for Trav- 
elers Ins. Co. Previously, the p. a. job had 
been handled very successfully for a dec- 
ade by Bill Metcalf '45, Assistant Secre- 
tary at Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. 

Bill Wood, Brown's heavyweight wres- 
tler, took a two-month tour of three inde- 
pendent countries in West Africa during 
the summer. He toured Nigeria, Dahomey, 
and Ghana with a group of 10 other stu- 
dents as part of the African-American 
friendship program of Operation Cross- 
roads Africa, Inc., a voluntary service or- 
ganization in New York. Bill reported that 
although Negro students of college age in 
Africa are fully aware of the restrictions 
placed upon American Negroes in some 
areas because of segregation, more of them 
still desire to study in the United States 
than in any other country. 

If you melted down all the young stal- 
warts who tried out for Ivy League foot- 
ball teams this fall and divided the results 
into equal-sized blobs, each would weigh 
190.2 pounds. This information was com- 
piled and released by the Yalfi Athletic 
Association, which reported that the aver- 
age weight was found by feeding data on 
500 hopeful Ivy footballers into an electric 
computer. The computer also had the word 
on the average height of these 500 hope- 
fuls — six feet even. 

Former Bruin coach, Tuss McLaughry 
(1926-1940) was back in the news in Oc- 
tober. Col. Earl H. "Red" Blaik, in his 
nationally syndicated column, was noting 
that the so-called "shotgun" offense of the 
San Francisco Forty-Niners is nothing new. 
"Actually the 'shotgun' — a catchy term- 
is the same as the triple wingback Tuss 
McLaughry used at Brown in the early 
'30s. except that the Forty-Niners split 
their ends," Blaik wrote. 

An article on "Columbia's Taxicab 
Alumni" was written by one of them, 
Quentin Reynolds '24, and appeared in 
the program the day the Lions and Bears 
met this fall. It is only once a year, he 
pointed out, that this adopted loyalty con- 
flicts with his basic one. There was an 
introductory note about Reynolds by 
Toots Shor, who said (among other 
things): "He loves sports heroes, and they 
love him." 

Bump Hadley '28 was in the sports 
pages at the end of the baseball season, 
notable as a man who pitched in the 
American League in 1927 but did not yield 
a home run to Babe Ruth. Hadley, now a 
machine products sales representative, 
hurled for the Washington Senators that 
year. "I once told the Babe that I wished 
I had put one in there and let him hit a 
homer." Hadley said in a Boston inter- 
view. "If he had homered off me, at least 
I would have ended up with my picture 
on the wall of his apartment. He had pic- 
tures of all the pitchers he hit his homers 
against. It was a beautiful thing." 

Stan Ward, basketball mentor, reports 
that there were only 12 Seniors on the Ivy 
League starting lineups last year. Most 
schools had unusually good Freshmen 
teams, and Coach Ward expects a League 
that will be at its post-war peak. 



NOVEMBER 1961 



37 



Brunonians Far and Near 



EDITED BY JAY BARRY '50 



1887 

FORMER Senator Theodore Francis 
Green observed his 94th birthday at 
Jane Brown Hospital Oct. 1. Confined to 
the hospital in early September with what 
was described as a heart block, he was 
making a strong recovery by the time his 
birthday came around. President Kennedy 
telephoned from his vacation home in 
Newport to wish the Senator a happy birth- 
day. In response to the President's greet- 
ing. Senator Green said: "I am coming 
along all right. I am glad to say that the 
worst is over and I am coming back again 
strong. It was very good of you to call me 
up and give me your greetings personally. 
It means a lot I assure you." 

A bronze bust of the Senator was un- 
veiled in ceremonies at the State House 
that afternoon. After handling the unveil- 
ing. Governor Notte told the gathering 
that Mr. Green regretted "he couldn't come 
running up those stairs to be with us." 
Senator Green was discharged from the 
hospital the second week of October and 
returned to his home on John St., Provi- 
dence. 

1893 

When Dan Howard was hospitalized in 
Hartford last June, he made the acquaint- 
ance of a young boy in the bed across the 
room. When the boy's mother learned that 
Dan was a Brown man she immediately 
asked about Dr. Keeney. The lady, wife of 
Arlan R. Walker '38, attended Hartford 
High with Barney Keeney "a few years 
ago." As noted last month, Howard is long 
since back home and returned to his usual 
activity. 

1896 

Dr. Theodore Merrill writes from his 
hospital in Creteil outside of Paris that he 
is starting his 90th year: "Stakes set for 
the 100th and a new outlook when that 
goal is reached." The news from Brown 
he found "grandly satisfactory." 

1905 
Colonel Colgate Hoyt retired Sept. 18 
after having served Uncle Sam for 55 
years in military and civilian service. In 
late years, he has been working with Gen- 
eral Hershey in the Selective Service Sys- 
tem. 

Ralph G. Johnson of Chicago is headed 
for the Sarasota region of Florida for a 
month or two. 

1907 
Rev. Levi S. Hoffman is writing his auto- 
biography. "About half finished," he says. 
He is also author of Jack-in-the-Pidpit, 
the manuscript of which is now in press. 
An enthusiastic reader says: "It is a poem 
for those who have eyes to see, and ears to 
hear, the truth that is everywhere evident, 
but which very few of us can express so 
incisively." 



38 



Dr. Herbert E. Harris, Mrs. Harris, and 
their daughter were guests of the William 
P. Burnhams on Squirrel Island in late 
summer. Report is that when the boat with 
the Harris family on board pulled into the 
Island wharf, a nine-piece band struck up 
a lively tune to welcome a group of tennis 
stars arriving for a tournament. Herb's 
comment to Bill: "You certainly did a 
great job of welcome. We appreciate it." 

The Burnhams moved from Squirrel 
Island at September's end to a bungalow 
on the east side of Boothbay Harbor 
"about five minutes' walk from church, 
drug store, and shopping district." They 
visited the Walter Slades in Providence in 
October and saw many friends in town. 

R. W. McPhee. writing in August from 
Ann Arbor, said that he was reading In 
Secirch of Adam, by Herman Wendt, and 
that the book took him back to Lester F. 
Ward's courses in sociology and "his 
'Pithecanthropus Erectus of Dubois,' of 
which Wendfs book makes a great deal. 

. . And it confirms Ward's statement that 
'The ontogeny is a recapitulation of the 
phylogeny,' which I can still rattle off as if 
I knew what I was talking about!" 

1909 

Alberti Roberts has a new address: Os- 
wegatchie Hills Rd., Niantic. Conn. He 
and his wife have moved there to be near 
their daughter and five grandchildren. Al 
reports himself "fit as a fiddle." 

Dr. Jim Hess receives the sympathy of 
the Class on the death of his wife. He will 
continue to reside in Oregon City. Ore., 
where, as a Congregational minister, he 
plans to continue church work. 

"The memory of a great teacher" was 
saluted in the summer issue of the An- 
dover Bulletin which carried a fine appre- 
ciation of the late Frederick M. Boyce. 
During his four decades at Andover, Boyce 
must have taught more than 4000 boys, 
the writer said. "He was not a teacher one 
could ignore, or wanted to ignore. . . . 
He had almost a genius for looking rum- 
pled, but there was nothing rumpled about 
his mind. That had been beautifully 
trained at Brown, where he took his A.B. 
and A.M. in the same year. . . . Fred 
had no interest in boring holes in his vic- 
tims' heads and pouring in knowledge. He 
knew they must learn for themselves. 
Learn they did, as his examination results 
proved. The affection with which returning 
alumni sought him out uncovered the 
warm heart that, in the exact New Eng- 
land tradition, he never wore upon his 
sleeve." 

1910 

H. Dane L'Amoureux reports an inter- 
esting reunion with Everett Frohock in 
Litchfield, Me. After they attended school 
together in Central Falls and then Brown, 



their paths seldom crossed. Therefore, 
their recent meeting brought deep satisfac- 
tion to both men. Frohock has lived alone 
since the death of his wife some years ago. 
He has two sons, one daughter, and several 
grandchildren. 

Claude M. Wood made a short visit to 
the Veterans Hospital. Providence, early 
in the fall for a checkup. He is living at 
the home of a niece at 116 Groveland 
Ave.. Greenwood. Warwick. R. I., and 
would appreciate hearing from his class- 
mates. 

Ralph B. Farnum reported late in the 
summer from Redondo Beach, Calif., the 
death of his wife. She passed away im- 
mediately after they had made a trip to- 
gether with their daughter and her family 
to San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Grand 
Canyon. We take this opportunity to ex- 
tend the sympathy of his friends. 

1911 

Robert F. Skillings is piloting the Men's 
Club again at the Chestnut St. Methodist 
Church in Portland, Me. He's also putting 
his experience on the Brown Daily Herald 
and other newspapers to good use as edi- 
tor of the church's monthly newsletter. 

The Rev. William 1. Hastie is Associate 
Pastor of Linwood Methodist Church in 
Kansas City. 

1912 

Everett O. White found a strange crea- 
ture wandering on his driveway in Barring- 
ton, R. I., this fall. It was later identified 
as a crayfish by a Providence Journal re- 
porter who wrote up the discovery. The 
crayfish apparently had been bought for 
bait and escaped from the fisherman. 
While being photographed, it became en- 
tangled in scotch tape and died. 

1916 
Francis J. O'Brien, Providence attorney, 
is President-elect of the Rhode Island Bar 
Association. 

Charles B. MacKay, Director of the 
Summer Science Program for Secondary 
School Students at Brown, was a member 
of a panel at the Northeastern Regional 
Conference of the National Science Teach- 
ers Association held at the Hotel Bradford 
in Boston, Oct. 5 to 7. His panel discussed 
"Science Summer Schools for High Abil- 
ity Students." 

1917 
Arthur B. Homer, Chairman of the 
Board, Bethlehem Steel Co., was the first 
to reply to President Kennedy's September 
directive to 12 top steel executives to hold 
steel prices level. In his reply, Homer told 
the President that Bethlehem Steel "ap- 
preciates" his concern over inflation but 
declined to commit itself on his appeal. 
Homer went on to warn President Ken- 
nedy that "the present squeeze on profit 
margins has weakened out steel industry's 
ability to remain sound and to continue 
progress and serve the nation." 

1918 

Roswell S. Bosworth got out the first 
issue of his new newspaper, the Warren 
Times, Sept. 21, the day Hurricane Esther 
made a pass at Rhode Island. Editor and 

BROWN ALUMNI MONTHLY 



publisher of the Bristol Phoenix for over 
30 years and of the Barrington Times for 
three years. Ros now has a paper in each 
of the towns in Bristol County. Published 
weekly, the new iVarren Times runs be- 
tween 20 and 28 pages. 

Ralph Gordon and his wife are man- 
agers of the swank Cleveland-owned Cen- 
tury East on the Isle of Venice, Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla. According to Ralph, he 
and Gladys have a divided allegiance be- 
tween the nostalgia of their Cleveland 
careers, loyalty to the Cleveland Indians 
and Browns, and the serenity of the tropi- 
cal life they now enjoy. The Gordons came 
to Florida in 19.^7. 

Walter Adler. Providence attorney, has 
been named President of Temple Beth-El. 
.■\ctive in civic and community affairs, he 
has served as President of R. I. Camps, 
Inc., the R. I. Refugee Service, and Big 
Brothers of R. I., and has been an officer 
or director of several other agencies, in- 
cluding Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts 
of America. Walter recently completed a 
two-year term as President of R. I. Alpha 
Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

1919 

Arthur J. Levy has been named to serve 
on the Professional Relations Committee 
of the American Bar Association. The 
committee has been formed to consult 
with the American Institute of Account- 
ants on mutual problems. Arthur is a 
partner of Levy, Carroll, Jacobs, and 
Kelly, 1002 Union Trust Bldg., Provi- 
dence. 

1920 

Willard Beaulac posed for photo with 
President Eisenhower and President Fron- 
dizi of Argentina in March, I960, when he 
was U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. The 
picture has been presented to Georgetown 
University's School of Foreign Service, 
where Beaulac was one of the first two 
graduates 40 years ago. Another George- 
town honor came in September when he 
received a John Carroll Award at the an- 
nual meeting of the Alumni Association's 
Board of Governors. Beaulac is Deputy 
Commandant for Foreign Affairs at the 
War College in Washington. A career 
diplomat, he was Ambassador to five 
South American countries between 1944 
and 1956. 

1922 

Jack Fawcett came all the way from 
Naples, Fla., to attend the Alumni Lead- 
ership Conference. He was much im- 
pressed by the program and by the definite 
progress being made at Brown. He also 
had the additional pleasure of sitting at 
dinner one night ne.\t to your correspond- 
ent's daughter-in-law, Louise Dimlich For- 
stall P'51, wife of Alfred E. Forstall '50, 
who had come in from Alexandria, Va. 
Jack summers in Montclair, N. J., where 
he has six grandchildren to keep him busy. 

John Cummings '.58, son of our late 
classmate, Howard "Cubby" Cummings, 
is studying medicine at the Hahnemann 
Hospital in Philadelphia. 

Norm Cleaveland has moved again, this 
time to Cranberry Highway, South Mid- 
dleboro, Mass., where he is near his son 




DR. H. IGOR ANSOFF, Vice-President of Lock- 
heed Electronics Company, has been named to 
the new position of General Manager of its In- 
formation Technology Division in Metuchen, N. J. 
The firm has moved to establish itself in the in- 
dustrial data-processing and special purpose 
computer market. Brown granted his Ph.D. in '48. 



and daughter-in-law. Norm, Jr. '52 and 
Pat P'53. Norm has an interesting position 
with Marine Colloids, Inc., a firm which 
refines and processes Irish moss and kelp. 
Every day seems to find new uses for 
these products of the sea. 

George Shattuck's most recent address 
is 9 Chelsea Parade South, Norwich, Conn. 

Bill Shupert reports that he is making 
plans to be back on the Hill for our 40th 
in June. Meanwhile he continues as Pres- 
ident of the Philadelphia-Boston invest- 
ment counselling firm of Studley, Shupert 
& Co., Inc. Bill has had long and successful 
experience advising individuals, industries, 
and institutions, and recently he has pio- 
neered in similar services for bank trust 
departments. His address: 1617 Pennsyl- 
vania Blvd., Philadelphia 3. 

Sayles Gorham. retiring as President of 
the Rhode Island Bar Association, presided 
over its 64th annual meeting in October. 

Robert J. Welsh of Winter Haven. Fla., 
and George Newton '24 of Lake Wales 
recently had their first visit since under- 
graduate years. Bob wrote later: "We had 
several hours of what would have been 
called a good 'bull session' amid smoke 
and idealism at 80 Waterman St. We re- 
viewed and bragged as far as memory 
would permit the joys and sorrows of our 
stay at Brown." 

Stuart H. Tucker is President of the 
General Nathanael Greene Memorial As- 
sociation in Rhode Island, which is con- 
templating support of the Greene Home- 
stead in Coventry. Tucker is a Providence 
attorney. 

Brad Oxnard was upset in the Seniors 
Championship of the Rhode Island Golf 
Association in October, losing to Walter 
Carlson 1-up on the 21st hole at the Paw- 
tucket Country Club. Brad, who won the 
first of his two State Amateur champion- 



ships in 1928, had won the Senior event 
the previous two times it had been con- 
tested. 

Ted Distler was one of the 1 1 judges at 
the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City 
this fall. 

Judge Edward W. Day tempered justice 
with a load of coal recently in Federal 
District Court. The agency in charge of 
running the R. I. Federal Building had let 
its supply of solid fuel run out because the 
boilers were being converted to other 
fuels. However, when the temperature 
dropped, tempers rose. Five tons of coal 
were rushed in, the boilers were started, 
and heat returned to the court room. 

W. C. FORSTALL 

1923 

Pawtucket Mayor Lawrence A. Mc- 
Carthy won nomination to a sixth term in 
an October primary. He had a 2,500 vote 
advantage over his nearest opponent. 

Lawrence Lanpher was invited back to 
Glen Ridge, N. J., for the 50th anniversary 
of the first Boy Scout Troop there. He was 
a charter member and one of the Scouts 
selected to greet Baden-Powell when the 
founder of the movement came to this 
country on an early visit. 

Prof. John C. Reed of the U.S. Naval 
Academy keeps a stake in Providence as 
an occasional reviewer for the Sunday 
Journal's Book Page. His home in An- 
napolis is on Miller Rd., Cedar Park. 

Kenneth Sheldon, back in the States on 
leave from the Philippines, brought Lorna 
down from the Berkshires for the first two 
games of the Brown football season. Ken 
will return shortly as economic advisor to 
the Philippine Government for two more 
years. 

1924 

George M. Newton is Manager of Ridge 
Manor Lodge in Lake Wales, Fla., a large 
and well-appointed center with a famous 
cuisine. It has much to offer the visitor, 
sportsman, and resident in a fine central 
Florida location. George continues his in- 
terest in his old preparatory school. Way- 
land Academy, which he has served as a 
Trustee for a good many years. 

Howard N. Fowler, in addition to his 
professional duties at the Mansfield Press 
(and News) is President of the Annawon 
Council, Boy Scouts of America. The 
Massachusetts Council completed a suc- 
cessful drive for $198,000 and has begun 
the building program at Camp Norse. 

Carleton Staples, long the pride of 
Martha's Vineyard, became disenchanted 
with the inaccessibility of the mainland 
and returned to New York for another 
brief fling at engineering. Finding com- 
muting no improvement, he and his wife 
moved to Yarmouth on Cape Cod, where 
Staples is now in charge of the Welfare 
OtTice. He's also whiling away his spare 
time hunting, fishing, visiting the theater, 
and doing all the things he likes to do. far 
removed from the "pressure of the rat 
race in New York." 

1925 

Marvin Bower was one of seven panel- 
ists who spoke at a New York seminar in 



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October on "top management's expanding 
role in marketing." More than 400 busi- 
ness executives attended the meetings 
sponsored by Container Corp. of America. 
The panel found that too many business 
firms are doing things the same way. There 
was agreement that business needs im- 
proved marketing to sustain profits but 
split on how it was to be attained. 

1926 

Doran Hurley's new book on Bishop 
John Hughes brought with it a few notes 
on him. including one bit we'd not known 
of before: In the early days of radio, he 
was an announcer and station manager. It 
was his voice that announced Charles 
Lindbergh's arrival in France after his At- 
lantic flight. Later turning to writing Hur- 
ley produced several books, among them: 
Monsignor, The Old Parish. Herself: Mrs. 
Patrick Crowley, and Says Mrs. Crowley. 
As a free-lance writer, living in New York, 
he contribtues to such magazines as The 
Magnificat, The Catholic World, St. Jo- 
seph Magazine, America, and The Sign. 

Garrett D. Byrnes, Production Editor of 
the Providence Journal-Bulletin, shared in 
the compliments when his papers took top 
honors in typographical competitions for 
New England. 

Prof. Elmer R. Smith, Chairman of the 
Brown Education Department, has been 
busy on the banquet circuit. He was a 
panelist at a Sept. 26 Conference on Edu- 
cation, Gordon School, Providence, dis- 
cussing "The Independent Elementary 
School in a Free Society." Then, on Oct. 
13, he spoke on "The Pursuit of Excellence 
in the Industrial Arts" at the 24th Annual 
Convention, New England Association of 
the Industrial Arts Teachers Association, 
Newport. On Oct. 28, his topic was "Li- 
braries and Library Service" before the 
Mid-Hudson Libraries, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

George L. Cassidy has been appointed 
senior associate and advisor of United 
Public Relations, Inc., New York City. 
Long a newspaper man, Cassidy at various 
times was editorial page editor, roving for- 
eign correspondent, and Managing Editor 
of the New York Post. He has served as a 
member of the New York State Labor Re- 
lations Board, and during World War II, 
as Major and Lt. Colonel, he was Labor 
Relations Officer, SHAEF Mission to Bel- 
gium, and later Chief of Manpower, U.S. 
Zone, Germany. Recently he served as ex- 
ecutive director of the American-Israel So- 
ciety, with offices in Washington, D. C. 

George C. Cranston was elected to the 
R. I. State Senate Sept. 12 by North 
Kingston voters with a 176-vote plurality 
over his Democratic opponent. He has 
served as GOP Chairman in the Rhode Is- 
land community for several years. 

1927 

Gordon E. Dunn, chief forecaster for 
the Miami Weather Bureau and Director 
of the National Hurricane Center, was in 
the news quite often during the month of 
September. Dunn is unique for his posi- 
tion. He doesn't own an umbrella or a 
raincoat and has never worn a hat! 

Oscar Fishtein has been named an In- 




STANDISH K. BACHMAN '40, former New York 
Soles Manager for The American Home Maga- 
zine, has been promoted to the post of General 
Sales Manager. A resident of Westport, Conn., 
he hod earlier executive positions with Look 
and the Lodies' Home Journal. (Wagner In- 
ternat'l photo) 



structor in the English Department at Un- 
ion Junior College. A member of the part- 
time faculty last year, he is a graduate of 
the Harvard Law School and earned a 
Master of Arts degree last year at Rutgers, 
where he is now studying for his doctorate. 
A native of England, he is married and 
the father of two children. His address: 
Box 343, RD #1, Jackson, N. J. 

1928 

Dr. Lucius Garvin became Dean of the 
College at Macalester College on Aug. 15. 
He is the former Chairman of the De- 
partment of Philosophy at the University 
of Maryland, a post held since 1952. He 
had taught at Oberlin for 18 years before 
that. He has been Secretary-Treasurer of 
the American Philosophical Association 
and a Trustee of the American Society for 
Aesthetics. Dean Garvin received three 
degrees from Brown, including the doc- 
torate. 

Dr. Robert F. Marschner, Assistant Di- 
rector of Information and Communica- 
tions for the Standard Oil Company of 
Indiana, spoke at a dinner sponsored in 
October by the Brown Chemistry Depart- 
ment. It followed the annual John Howard 
Appleton Lecture by the new President of 
Rice University, Dr. Kenneth S. Pitzer. 

The Class was well represented at the 
Alumni Leadership Conference. Among 
the classmates present were Dr. Dean 
Smith and George Eggleston from Bing- 
hamton. N. Y.; Judge Tom Paolino, Hi 
Caslowitz, Jack Drysdale, Mason Gross, 
Paul Hodge, and your Secretary. 

We were quite pleased to finish first in 
our section of the Fund Drive, and much 
credit must be given to Tom Paolino and 
his hard-working assistants. Incidentally, 
Tom's son, Thomas. Jr., is a pre-med stu- 
dent on the Hill. 



Hi Caslowitz became a grandfather 
again when his son Joel's wife gave birth 
to a daughter, Pamela. 

Attending the conference with Paul 
Hodge was his daughter, Judy. She was 
graduated from Pembroke in June and is 
following in her dad's footsteps by study- 
ing law at Boston University. 

Dr. Arthur Faubert has retired to Brat- 
tleboro, Vt., after serving as a dentist in 
Pawtucket for many years. Art and his 
wife are restoring an old home and are 
living at 24 Washington St., Brattleboro. 

Bob Trenholm spent last summer in 
Bridgton. Me., where he amused himself 
trying to teach his granddaughter how to 
drive a motorboat. 

A year from June we will be holding 
our 35th Reunion! Clint Owen and Al 
Lasker are planning a bang-up time, so 
start making plans to be here. 

JACK HEFFERNAN 

1929 

James Cantor of Lowell has been elected 
President of the Insurance Brokers Asso- 
ciation of Massachusetts, which is the 
largest such group in the country (more 
than 3000 members). He is a partner, 
with his brother, in the firm of Cantor & 
Company in Lowell and Treasurer of 
Cantor Insurance Agency, Inc., in Boston. 
He has just completed a two-year term as 
President of the Merrimack Valley Brown 
Club and has headed a number of business 
and religious groups. He was Chairman of 
the Lowell United Jewish Appeal for sev- 
eral years and was the first Chairman of 
the Israel Bond Drive. 

Dr. Alden J. Carr has been appointed 
Professor of Education at Bloomfield Col- 
lege, where he is directing the new pro- 
gram in secondary school teacher prepa- 
ration. He had served as Chairman of 
the Department of Education at Texas 
Lutheran College since 1959. He has a 
Master's degree from Boston University, 
an Ed.M. from the University of Vermont, 
and the Ed.D. degree from Teachers Col- 
lege, Columbia. 

1930 

Robert G. Raymond, Deputy Civil De- 
fense Director for R. I. over the past eight 
years, has been named Director of the 
civil defense program in Rhode Island. 
Twice during his tenure as State Deputy 
Director, he took courses at civil defense 
staff colleges — at Olney, Md., in 1954 and 
Battle Creek, Mich., in 1957. He is a 
member of the Classical Varsity Club, the 
YMCA, Navy League, and a Boy Scout 
committeeman. 

William E. Bennett has been named 
District Sales Manager for the Anaconda 
American Brass Co. in the Rhode Island 
area. Bill has been sales representative in 
the Providence area for 18 years. 

1931 
Dr. Harold D. Warren has been named 
Director of Medical Education at the East- 
ern Maine General Hospital, Bangor. He 
had been with the Veterans' Administra- 
tion in Shreveport, La. Dr. Warren re- 
ceived his M.D. from McGill University 
in 1937, served his internship at Baltimore 



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City Hospital, and was then Assistant 
Resident Physician at the Peter Bent 
Brigham Hospital, Boston. He served as a 
Lt. Col. in the MCAUS and was Assistant 
Professor of Clinical Medicine at New 
York University and the Belleviie Medical 
Center. He was certified by the American 
Board of Internal Medicine in 1943 and 
was made a Fellow of the American Col- 
lege of Physicians in 1957. 

Wes Moulton, in addition to his other 
duties at Williston Academy, has been 
named Director of Development, a new 
position at the Academy. He is also serv- 
ing as Alumni Secretary, Editor of The 
WilUslon Bulletin, and Director of Public 
Relations. He is also a member of the 
History Department. 

Dr. G. Edward Crane, now in his 15th 
year as athletic surgeon at Brown, was a 
featured speaker at a September sympo- 
sium on sports injuries, held at Providence 
College. 

1932 

James H. Higgins, Jr., Providence at- 
torney, has succeeded Sayles Gorham '22 
as President of the Rhode Island Bar As- 
sociation. Alfred H. Joslin '35 is Chairman 
of its Executive Committee. 

Ivor D. Spencer, on leave from Kalama- 
zoo College, is spending the year in Ger- 
many, where he is lecturing on U.S. His- 
tory at the Interpreters' Institute, Germer- 
sheim on Rhein. "My wife and I have 
toured through England, Scotland, and 
part of France, and we hope to see more 
of Europe in time," he wrote. 

Judge William H. McSoley, Jr., of Cran- 
ston District Court, recently delivered him- 
self of a judicial opinion which may 
interest Bartlett's Familiar Quotations edi- 
tor. He discontinued a case of watermelon 
theft because of lack of prosecution. The 
watermelon was valued at $1.50 but the 
defendant had to pay court costs of $14.15. 
"Cheaper to buy one," observed Judge 
McSoley. 

The Rev. Frederic P. Williams is Ex- 
ecutive Assistant to the Bishop and also 
Director of Christian Education for the 
Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis. 

Hugh S. Butler, Jr., has two other 
Freshmen as roommates in Hegeman, also 
sons of Brown alumni: Lawrence H. Con- 
nor, son of Henry W. Connor '35 of New- 
ark. N. J., and Paul D. Hodge, son of 
Paul H. Hodge '28 of East Providence. 

Paul Havener's son Jeffrey is rooming 
in Everett with John B. Nolan, son of 
John O. Nolan '36. 

1933 

William G. Bradshaw has been ap- 
pointed Assistant to the President at the 
Rhode Island School of Design. After 
serving as a supervisor in the Buildings & 
Grounds Department at Brown for many 
years, Bill took an executive position with 
the Republican administration in Rhode 
Island in 1958. 

1934 

Herbert S. Phillips has been added to 
the staff of Improved Seamless Wire Co., 
Providence. Herb has been marketing man- 
ager of precious metals — gold filled and 
allied products — for General Plate Co., a 



division of Metals and Controls. He will 
serve as Vice-President in charge of mar- 
keting. 

1935 

Albert H. Daly, Jr., President of the 
Weybosset Pure Food Markets, has been 
reelected Chairman of the Retail Trade 
Board of the Trade Development Depart- 
ment of the Greater Providence Chamber 
of Commerce. 

David Hassenfeld, Providence attorney, 
has moved his offices to 428 Industrial 
Bank Bldg. 

1936 

Edward Francis Hand has been ap- 
pointed Associate Professor of Science at 
Bryant College. He has held a National 
Science Foundation grant for graduate 
work in science at Brown. His previous ex- 
perience includes work as Psychologist for 
the U.S. Veterans Administration, while 
his academic appointments include a posi- 
tion with the Providence School Depart- 
ment and with the John F. Deering High 
School. He is a member of the Rhode Is- 
land Education Association and past mem- 
ber of the National Education Association. 

1937 

Two pre-25th Reunion get-togethers 
were planned for the members of the 
Class this fall. The first was to be held in 
a private room in the Marvel Gym follow- 
ing the Homecoming game with Prince- 
ton, Nov. 4. The second will be in Carey 
Cage, directly behind the Harvard Sta- 
dium, immediately following the game 
with the Crimson, Nov. 18. 

Austin Peck has been named an Assist- 
ant Professor of Business Law at the Uni- 
versity of Rhode Island. Professor Peck, 
who holds an LL.B. from the University 
of Michigan, is engaged in the general 




THEODORE P. MALINOWSKI 42 is heading the 
reorganized chemical sales activity for A. E. 
Stale/ Manufacturing Co. of Decatur, III. He 
hod previously been Industry Marketing Manager 
for the Chemical Division of Atlas Chemical 
Industries, in Wilmington, Del., moving Oct. 1. 



practice of law and has taught courses at 
URI on a part-time basis. 

Thomas J. Watson, Jr., was a guest 
columnist on the financial page of the 
New York Herald Tribune on Sept. 19. 
"What concerns me most in the present 
crisis," said the IBM Board Chairman, "is 
that America, with its great potential, 
may not convert that potential quickly 
enough and in sufficient strength to come 
out ahead of the Soviets." We must make 
a maximum effort, he said, accepting the 
Russian challenge "across the total com- 
petitive spectrum." 

1938 

John Montgomery has been named Sec- 
ond Vice-President in the Casualty Under- 
writing Department at Travelers Insurance 
Co., Hartford. He has been with the com- 
pany since 1938 when he joined as a spe- 
cial agent trainee. He was sent to Minne- 
apolis in 1940 and returned to the home 
office a year later. In 1957 he was named 
Secretary in the Casualty Underwriting 
Department. He serves as Chairman of 
the Management Conference Committee at 
Travelers and of the Wethersfield High 
School and Junior High School Building 
Committee. 

Dr. James B. McGuire is the new Chair- 
man of the English Department at Spring- 
field College. A resident of Wilbraham, 
Mass., he has also been appointed by its 
Selectmen to serve on a committee plan- 
ning the future of the Town's center. 

Cmdr. Arthur F. Newell, Jr., is stationed 
at U.S. Navy Headquarters, North Audley 
St., Grosvenor Sq., London. He arrived 
in late August and expects to be there for 
the next two or three years. 

Alfred S. Howes, regional advanced un- 
derwriting consultant for New York with 
Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co., 
was the featured speaker at the September 
meeting of the Boston Life Underwriters 
Association. In his present post, he teaches 
business insurance, estate planning, and 
pension planning. 

1939 

Dr. Samuel Bogorad, Chairman of the 
English Department at the University of 
Vermont, has been elected Chairman of 
the New England District of the United 
Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa. He is Past 
President of the University of Vermont 
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and was a dele- 
gate to the 26th Triennial Council of the 
United Chapters in Salt Lake City last 
August. The Vermont chapter will be host 
to the 27th Triennial Council in 1964. 

Emery R. Walker, Jr., became Presi- 
dent of the Association of College Admis- 
sion Counselors in October; it is the na- 
tional organization of college and school 
people who counsel college-bound stu- 
dents. With nearly 1000 members, ACAC 
has opened a national headquarters in 
Evanston, III. In addition to being in 
charge of admission and financial aid for 
Claremont Men's College and Harvey 
Mudd College, Walker is a member of 
the College Board Committee on Exam- 
inations, the National Merit Scholarship 
Selection Committee, the Need Analysis 
Committee of the California State Schol- 
arship Commission, and the Executive 



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JAY KANER '42 has been appointed Director 
of Advertising and Nylon Merchandising by 
American Enica, major producer of nylon and 
rayon fiber. He joined the company in 1958 as 
Advertising Manager. The Kaners live in 
Fairfield, Conn. 

Committee of the College Board Western 
Regional Membership. Providence friends 
were expecting a visit from him in Oc- 
tober. 

1940 

Herman B. Goldstein presented a tech- 
nical paper before the national convention 
of the American Association of Textile 
Chemists and Colorists in Buffalo in Sep- 
tember. He is a member of the Rhode Is- 
land Section and Technical Director of 
Warwick Chemical Division of Sun Chem- 
ical Corp. 

1941 

William C. Pearce, who has been asso- 
ciated with purchasing for Gorham Corp. 
since 1945. has been named to the newly 
created position of Director of Purchasing 
for the R. I. concern. He joined the Gor- 
ham organization as an Assistant Pur- 
chasing Agent in 1945 and was appointed 
Purchasing Agent in 1953. Bill is a mem- 
ber of the Board of Directors of the Rhode 
Island Purchasing Agent's Association. 

1942 

Arthur L. Thayer is administrative en- 
gineer with the Connor Engineering Cor- 
poration of Danbury, Conn. A registered 
professional engineer, he is a specialist in 
plant engineering and air pollution control. 
Before joining Connor, he was with West- 
inghouse and Johns-Manville. 

Dr. Leland Jones, Providence surgeon, 
gave two lectures in October at the Uni- 
versity of Rhode Island on "Medical As- 
pects of Cigarette Smoking." 

1943 
Walter R. McKee has been named Su- 
perintendent of Agencies for West Coast 
Life in the Pacific North West. His head- 
quarters are in the company's new and 
enlarged offices in Seattle. McKee joined 



the Office of Naval Intelligence in San 
Diego some years ago, transferring to Se- 
attle in 1954 as special agent in charge of 
Naval Intelligence for the 13th Naval 
District. 

Paul Affleck, acting Executive Director 
of Springfield Goodwill Industries, Inc., 
has been sworn in as a member of the 
Massachusetts Commission on Employ- 
ment of the Handicapped. 

1944 

E. Russell Alexander has been elected 
Treasurer of the Franklin Savings Institu- 
tion, Greenfield. Mass. He has been em- 
ployed by the bank since 1947 and has 
been Assistant Treasurer since 1952. He 
is a graduate of the Stonier School of 
Banking at Rutgers and Secretary of the 
Connecticut Valley Savings Banks Junior 
Forum. 

We asked the Rev. Peter Chase about 
his new title at the Cathedral Church of 
St. John the Divine in New York City. "A 
Canon Residentiary," he replied, "is 
simply a full-time canon as contrasted to 
honorary canons." Chase is the Canon 
Pastor, primarily in charge of pastoral 
counselling; he also teaches and serves as 
Chaplain to the Choir School and directs 
the Cathedral's responsibilities to the aca- 
demic community. "Of course," he added, 
"all the canons have their extra-curricular 
duties in a big city, together with the 
preaching schedule and services (twice 
daily and six on Sunday)." 

1945 

Daniel Fairchild, who joined Fram Cor- 
poration, Providence, in 1949, has been 
serving as Chief Engineer since last Janu- 
ary. He is a member of the Providence 
Engineering Society, the Society of Auto- 
motive Engineers, and the American So- 
ciety of Lubrication Engineers. Dan and 
his wife and four children live at 666 An- 
gel I St. 

Hawley O. Judd, CPCU, has been 
named Assistant Secretary in the Marine 
Department at Travelers Insurance Co., 
Hartford. He joined the company a decade 
ago, was named assistant underwriter in 
1954, underwriter in 1956, and Chief Un- 
derwriter in 1959. 

Robert P. Breeding has been promoted 
to Circulation Director of the Ziff-Davis 
Publishing Co., New York. He has been 
with the firm since 1958 as Budget Direc- 
tor and, more recently, as Circulation 
Manager. 

Richard T. Downes has been named 
General Manager of the Rolling Green 
Motor Inn, scheduled to open this month 
at the junction of routes 93 and 133 in 
Andover, Mass. Dick was most recently 
Director of Sales at the Delano, Miami 
Beach. 

Douglas A. Snow has been doing some 
book reviews for the Phillips Exeter Bul- 
letin. He is in charge of the Book Store 
at the Academy. 

1946 

Dr. William J. Bakrow has been ap- 
pointed Director of Development at Ca- 
nisius College. Dr. Bakrow, who has been 
on leave of absence for two years as a 
doctoral student at Indiana University, has 



served as Director of Development at the 
University of Buffalo since 1956. His 
duties will revolve around all aspects of 
fund-raising, with particular emphasis on 
industry, special gift prospects, founda- 
tions, and bequests. He will also coordinate 
all requests for research funds which vari- 
ous departments of the college will make 
through him. 

1948 

Roger Gettys Hill, a few years back, be- 
gan to visualize the need for electronic 
equipment specialists who could supply 
controls to manufacturers of production 
machinery. He therefore assembled a small 
staff and formed his own company, Gettys 
Manufacturing Co., Inc., Racine, Wis. 
Roger resides with his wife and daughter 
at 5000 Wind Point Drive, Racine. 

Bob Smith continues as owner of Clau- 
dia's, Inc., featuring dresses and sports- 
wear, in Lake Worth, Fla. Upon the birth 
of his third child and third son last sum- 
mer, the former Bruin basketball star re- 
ported that he and Faith were well on 
their way to developing their own basket- 
ball team. "If I play, we now have 4/5's 
of a team." 

Ellsworth H. Welch, who had served as 
Principal of the Perley Elementary and 
Junior High School in Haverhill, Mass., 
has accepted a similar position in Long 
Island, N. Y. 

Dr. David D. Warren is a Visiting As- 
sistant Professor in Political Science at 
Brown this year. He holds graduate de- 
grees from the Fletcher School. 

1949 
Robert F. Elliot has been elected Vice- 
President of Massachusetts Business De- 
velopment Corp. A graduate of the Rut- 
gers Graduate School of Banking, he also 




DR. JACK W. FRANKEL '48 has been named by 
CIBA Pharmaceutical Products to be Associate 
Director of Virus Research in its Microbiology 
Division. He had been directing similar work 
at Norristown State Hospital in Pennsylvania 
and was virologist for Merck-Sharp & Dohme. 
He lives in Millington, N. J., and has taught 
at Temple and Hunter. (Bill Mechnick photo) 



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serves as an Instructor in Credit Adminis- 
tration for the American Institute of Bank- 
ing. After three years with the Chase Man- 
hattan Bank in New York earher. he has 
been affiUated with the New England 
Merchants National Bank of Boston since 
1952, now serving as Loan Officer. 

Raymond W. Houghton has been named 
Associate Professor of Education at Rhode 
Island College. Last year he served as 
Curriculum Director in the Warwick 
(R. I.) School System. 

Constantine E. Anagnostopoulos has 
been named Assistant Director of Research 
at the Organic Chemicals Division of 
Monsanto Chemicals Co., Nitro, W. Va. 

Bruce E. Porter has been named to the 
newly created position of District Manager 
for Shawinigan Resins. He is located in 
Strongsville, O. 

John R. Matthesen has been named an 
Assistant Secretary with Connecticut Gen- 
eral Life Insurance Co., Hartford. He 
joined the firm in 1949 in the Underwrit- 
ing Division of the Group Department. He 
was appointed an underwriter in 1957 and 
since 1959 has been a senior underwriter. 

Paul Flick is at Fort Hill High in Cum- 
berland, Md., where he handles three 
sports. He is head track and wrestling 
coach and assistant football coach. 

Dr. Kenneth B. Nanian has his new of- 
fice in The Physicians' Office Building. 110 
Lockwood St., Providence. It's located on 
the grounds of the R. I. Hospital. 

1950 

John J. Sullivan, Jr., Field Underwriter 
with New York Life Insurance Co., was 
awarded the coveted Chartered Life Un- 
derwriter designation at the National Con- 
ferment E.xercises of the American College 
of Life Underwriters in Denver, Sept. 27. 
After positions with the American To- 
bacco Company and the United States 
Rubber Co., Jack joined his father in The 
Sullivan Agency, Danbury, Conn., in 1954. 
Since 1955, he has been associated with 
New York Life, with offices at 7 West St., 
Danbury. He is a member of the Jaycees, 
Chamber of Commerce, and is First Vice- 
President of the Danbury Association of 
Life Underwriters. Jack and his wife and 
their four children live at 12 Topstone Dr., 
Danbury. 

Fred Kozak, Brown's Assistant Purchas- 
ing Agent, is making rapid strides as a 
member of the Boston Chapter of the 
Eastern Collegiate Football Officials As- 
sociation. In October he worked a Harvard 
Jayvee game on a Friday afternoon and 
then took in the Penn State-Boston Uni- 
versity game that night as guest of Rip 
Engle and Joe Paterno. 

Joseph W. Adams is with Bettcher Man- 
ufacturing Corp., Cleveland, in the Panel- 
bloc Division. He is serving as Chairman 
of the Technical Committee for the infra- 
red gas-fired radiant heater group of Gas 
Appliance Manufacturers Association. 

Selwyn Ackerman of the Guardian Life 
Insurance Co., has been awarded a new 
scholarship by the Rhode Island Hospital 
Trust Co. The scholarship covers tuition 
for courses given under the auspices of 
Rhode Island Chapter, American Society 
of Chartered Life Underwriters at the 



University of Rhode Island. He was one of 
two winners from a group of candidates 
judged by the association. 

David C. Rothman lectured on Pen- 
sions and Profit-Sharing and on Estate 
Planning of Employee Benefits at the 1961 
summer session of the Practising Law In- 
stitute, He has spoken on these subjects 
throughout Southern New England and 
the Middle Atlantic area, before groups of 
attorneys, accountants, stockbrokers, bank- 
ers, college students, and others. He has 
written articles in the past year for Trusts 
and Estates, The Journal of Accountancy, 
the Connecticut C.P.A., and the 19th an- 
nual pension study of The Journal of 
Commerce. Dave is an employee benefit 
plan consultant with the David C. Roth- 
man Co., 55 Liberty St.. New York City. 

Richard H. Hallett, Treasurer of Town- 
send and Hallett, Inc.. Realtors, has been 
elected President of Council N in the 
Brokers' Institute of the Greater Boston 
Real Estate Board. He is also President of 
Framingham Builders, Inc. 

Cmdr. Alfred A. Forcier has been 
named Commanding Officer of the Navy's 
Tactical Squadron 21 at Norfolk, Va. He 
had served as Inspector General on the 
Staff of Navy Air Training at the Naval 
Air Station. Pensacola, Fla., prior to as- 
suming his new command. 

Theodore R. Crane has been appointed 
Assistant Professor of History at the Uni- 
versity of Denver, where he is teaching 
courses and seminars in American social 
and intellectual history as well as the 
early national period. In addition, he is 
directing the internship program for pro- 
spective college history teachers. He con- 
tinues work on his biography of Brown's 
President Francis Wayland. 

Fletcher W. Ward has been named Vice- 
President, General Sales Manager, and a 
Director of Red Ball Motor Freight, Inc., 
Dallas-based motor freight carrier. 

Efthemios Bentas, Lowell attorney, has 
been sworn in by Governor John A. Voipe 
as an Assistant District Attorney of Mid- 
dlesex County, Mass. He has been asso- 
ciated with the District Attorney's oflice 
since December of 1956, when he was first 
appointed a docket clerk. 

Robert D. Hall, Jr., has been elected 
Vice-President of Eastern New England 
Chapter, Association of Industrial Ad- 
vertisers. He is Industrial Account Super- 
visor of London Advertising Inc., Boston. 

James H. Roberts has been named 
Treasurer and a Director of the Wrentham 
(Mass.) Co-Operative Bank. Jim is also a 
Massachusetts Certified Public Accountant. 

Dr. Milton Hodosh is a new "assistant 
member" of the Brown University Insti- 
tute of Health Sciences, doing research in 
addition to his private practice in Provi- 
dence as a dentist. 

Alvin C. Teschner has been named Re- 
tail Sales Manager for Cincinnati Sales 
with the Standard Oil Co. He has moved 
to Cincinnati from Canton, O., where he 
was Manager of C onsumer Sales. Jim has 
been with the firm since 1952, when he 
started as a sales trainee. 

John A. Bruce has taken a position as 
resident engineer with Stanley Engineering 
(Nigeria) Ltd., whose home office is Mus- 




GEORGE I. BOYER, project engineer at the 
IBM FSD Space Guidance Center, Owego, N. Y., 
has been appointed Manager of Navy Systems 
Design there. He received his Brown M.Sc. in 1949. 



catine, Iowa. He and Dolores and their 
two children, Betsy (5'/2 ) and Amy UV2), 
will be located somewhere in Lagos, 
Nigeria, for the next 30 months. 

Bill DeNuccio, Director of the Rhode 
Island Legislative Council, was scheduled 
to go on active duty in October with the 
102nd Air Control and Warning Squadron 
of the R. I. National Guard, in which he 
holds the rank of Captain. (European duty 
was in the offing.) Bill, who has been in 
the State service for 12 years, will be 
granted military leave by the State. 

John P. Bourcier is serving as Town 
Solicitor in Johnston, R. I. At a recent 
testimonial dinner, he said: "I'm in politics 
not because I want to be but because I feel 
in some small way I can contribute my 
share to the town. As soon as every plank 
in the Democrat platform is complete, 
I'm returning to my full-time practice of 
law." 

Donald C. Miller has joined his father, 
Kenneth C. Miller, in an architectural 
partnership. Their offices are located at 
435 Notre Dame Lane, Baltimore 12. 

1951 

John F. Besozzi, Jr., Torrington, Conn., 
attorney, is associated with the law firm of 
Speziale, Metting. Lefebre & Burns. The 
firm maintains offices at the Lawyers 
Building. 365 Prospect St., Torrington, and 
at 201 Main St., Thomaston. John received 
his Law degree from the University of 
Connecticut last June and passed the Con- 
necticut Bar Examination the same month. 

David A. Buckley of Brockton, Mass., a 
man whose efforts made the 1961 Brock- 
ton Fair one of the most successful in its 
long and traditional history, served as Ex- 
hibit Director of the Plymouth County 
Fair, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. Dave is President 
of the Walter J. Burke Insurance Agency 
of Brockton. 

Harry L. Dicks is at the University of 
Washington doing graduate work in the 



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Far Eastern and Slavic Department. Dur- 
ing a decade of government service, he had 
tours of duty that included Thailand, 
Greece. Laos, and Korea. 

William A. Welch, Jr., has been named 
First Assistant Superintendent of Schools 
in Peabody, Mass. He had been Principal 
of the Kiley Brothers' Memorial School. 
Salem, for the past five years. He holds a 
Master's in Education from Boston Uni- 
versity and has done special work in school 
administration and other educational areas 
at Harvard, Boston College, Syracuse, and 
Maine. 

James A. Coleman, Jr., is Vice-President 
of DeWitt Hall Junior College, which 
opened this fall in Bristol, Conn., with an 
enrollment of 100 students. It is a two- 
year undergraduate Liberal Arts institution 
offering advanced programs of study at 
the post-secondary level. 

Albert E. Mink, a guidance teacher at 
Oliver Hazard Perry Junior High School in 
Providence, has been promoted to be 
Assistant Principal. 

1952 

Joseph F. Dardano has been appointed 
Instructor in Psychology at the University 
of Rhode Island. For the past two years 
he has been on the staff of the Behavior 
Research Laboratory at Anna State Hos- 
pital, Anna, 111. He received his M.A. from 
Boston University and his Ph.D. from the 
University of Maryland. 

Clinton J. Pearson, President of the 
Pearson Corp., Bristol, announced in 
October that his boat-building company 
has acquired two tracts of land totaling 75 
acres in Portsmouth. The land will be used 
as the site for a new manufacturing plant 
which is expected to cost over a million 
dollars. 

Norman C. Cleaveland, Jr., with his wife 
Pat P'33, owns and operates Old Hell's 
Blazes Ordinary at South Middleboro. 
Mass. This somewhat arresting name de- 
rives from tin smelters formerly operating 
in the vicinity. 

Dr. John D. Hutchinson has opened an 
oflice for the practice of oral surgery at 
1087 Framingham Ave., West Hartford, 
Conn. 

Lester L. Halpern has been named In- 
structor in Managerial Accounting at the 
Graduate School of Business Administra- 
tion, Western New England College. Since 
1959, Les has been self-employed as a 
certified public accountant in Holyoke and 
Springfield, Mass. 

George G. Vest was admitted to the 
Connecticut Bar after passing the June ex- 
amination; this fall he joined Cummings 
and Lockwood, a law firm with offices in 
Stamford, Greenwich, and Darien. A 1958 
graduate of the University of Virginia Law 
School, he served on the Board of Editors 
of the Virginia Law Review while a 
student. 

Ted Selover has been elected an asso- 
ciate member of Sigma Xi by Western 
Reserve, where he is continuing work on 
his doctorate in Chemistry. 

Dr. Robert A. Goodell, Jr., has returned 
from Australia, where he was in pediatrics 
for a year. He is now serving as Chief in 




ROBERT P. BRAINARD '51 of Kingston, N. Y., 
is the new Research and Development Contracts 
Manager of the IBM Federal Systems Division 
Command Control Center there. He's held various 
posts at the Center since 1955 and is active in 
community affairs, notably as President of the 
Association for the Help of Retarded Children. 



Medical Residence at the Boston Children's 
Hospital. 

1953 

Deene Danforth Clark, Associate Min- 
ister of the First Congregational Church, 
Amherst, Mass., was ordained Oct. 1. A 
1957 graduate of the Harvard Divinity 
School, he received the degree of Bachelor 
of Divinity last June. Several years ago, he 
received a Danforth Foundation grant and 
was a chaplain at the University of North 
Carolina. On hand for the Amherst cere- 
mony were John Haley '19 and Mrs. 
Haley, parents of Mrs. Clark. 

Walter E. Arute, having finished his 
residency training at the University of 
Iowa, has been appointed to the Naval 
Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., as an ear, nose, 
and throat consultant. He plans to spend 
two years in the Navy under the Berry 
Plan, as a consultant, prior to entering 
private practice. 

1954 

J. Gerald Sutton has been promoted 
from Personnel Supervisor to Employee 
Relations Supervisor at Brunswick Corpo- 
ration's 1,200-employee MacGregor Sport 
Products Division in Cincinnati. His new 
duties will include the responsibility for 
personnel administration and labor rela- 
tions at MacGregor's three operating loca- 
tions. 

The Rev. Loring William Chadwick has 
assumed the position of Assistant Minister 
at Trinity Episcopal Church, Newport. He 
received his B.D. degree in 1957 from 
Episcopal Theological School in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., and was ordained to the 
diaconate on June 15 of that year and to 
the priesthood on Feb. 22, 1958. Before 
coming to Newport, he was Curate at All 
Saints Memorial Church, Providence. He 



has served as Rector of St. George's 
Church in Newport. 

Charles S. Genovese is a member of the 
Faculty for the Kent School for Boys. 
After receiving his Master's in English 
from Boston University, he spent several 
years at the Millbrook School for Boys be- 
fore taking his current position. 

Dr. Paul B. Taylor is an Instructor in 
English at Brown this year. He received a 
Brown Ph.D. last June after an earlier 
Master's degree from Wesleyan. He is serv- 
ing as Faculty advisor to the basketball 
team. 

1955 

Cosmo Chirico is with the G. H. Walker 
Company in Providence as an assistant 
securities cashier. He is also working to- 
ward an M.B.A. at the Northeastern 
Graduate School of Business. 

From the "blue grass" country of Ken- 
tucky, Dick DeCamp writes that he made 
the big transfer from Cincinnati and the 
Central Trust Company there in July. Dick 
is in Lexington, where he is connected with 
the Taft Broadcasting Company (Lexing- 
ton Station WKYT). He says he is finding 
his new work exciting, although the Ken- 
tucky countryside also has a "definite 
effect." 

Paul Carrier isn't far from the Bear's 
Den. He is in machine design engineering 
with the Brown and Sharpe Manufacturing 
Co., Providence. Paul also writes that he 
has yet to make the matrimony column in 
the BAM. 

When I last saw Gene Bloch on campus 
in the spring, he was headed for Harvard 
Graduate School to embark on studies in 
astronomy. At that time Gene was com- 
pleting his advanced work in mathematics 
at Brown. 

Dr. Eugene Chernell is the Senior Resi- 
dent Psychiatrist at the Cincinnati General 
Hospital and is a member of the staff at 
the University of Cincinnati College of 
Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Gene 
is looking forward to a full-time practice 
in the near future, although at present he 
is having a hard time deciding between the 
appeal of New York and a new-found 
attraction for the Midwest. Mrs. C, how- 
ever, prefers the "frontier," and Gene feels 
the matter is consequently settled. 

Dick Coveney writes from his new home 
in North Scituate, R. I., that his two-year- 
old company. High Temperature Materials 
Inc., is doing very well with 300 em- 
ployees, several dramatic and promising 
products, and a few Brown men around to 
help out. Dick feels he is fortunate in be- 
ing near Brown, where he says some very 
interesting work is being done in materials. 
Kymn Ann was 2 years old in August. 

Dick Zavarine is in his last year at the 
Boston University Medical School and is 
spending much of this time "in the field" 
with a month or two in each of several 
hospitals. Dick is looking forward to a 
month's stint at the Huggins Hospital in 
Wolfeboro, N. H., "which is noted as one 
of the best rural hospitals in New Eng- 
land." The future is a bit uncertain, but 
Dick claims this is not extraordinary for 
the student on the verge of the M.D. He 
feels there is yet ample time to decide on 



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the special field in which he will ultimately 
practice. 

Dr. William W. Simmons and his wife 
were both patients early this fall at the 
Norfolk Navy Hospital. 

Lt. Jim Funk is still in Monterey, Calif., 
where he has started his third and final 
year of studies in Ordnance Engineering 
at the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School. 
He states the student life is rather hectic 
but that the rewards compensate the duty. 
"I'm looking forward to returning to an 
East Coast squadron next summer and fly- 
ing something a little more modern than 
the Navy's old 'Beech'." 

Stu Erwin has moved from CBS to 
Benton & Bowles, Inc., Advertising, where 
he is Manager of Syndicated Programming 
and Film Operations in the Television 
Programming Department. 

Harry Devoe expects to graduate from 
the University of Virginia Law School in 
January, unless he is called back to active 
military duty. He managed a two-week va- 
cation trip to New England last summer. 
He reported seeing John Aldrich and his 
wife in Newport. 

Robert C. Knowles received his Ph.D. 
degree from Western Reserve University 
on Sept. 8. He plans to continue with post- 
doctoral studies there. 

Dave Zucconi, a member of the Admis- 
sion Office on the Hill, still manages to get 
in a game of football now and then. For 
the second straight year he is playing half- 
back and end for the Providence Steam 
Roller, a semi-pro outfit. He has looked 
especially adept at pulling in passes, espe- 
cially for an "old" man, and scored on a 
20-yarder in the Roller's second game. He's 
also serving as backfield coach for the Cub 
football gridders. 

Dr. Norman Cardoso, another medical 
man, is with the Rhode Island Hospital as 
a resident in otolaryngology. The hospital 
is sending Norm this fall to the University 
of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medi- 
cine for a year's postgraduate training, 
after which he will spend two more years at 
the R. I. Hospital before going into practice. 

Bill Corbus is in his last year at Benja- 
min Franklin University in Washington. 
Next June he will receive a B.C.S. degree, 
but plans to continue for two additional 
years in the Master's program. 

Dave Bullock, who is still employed by 
the United Business Service of Boston as 
an investment consultant, sends an in- 
formative bulletin about a few Brunonians 
in his territory: he mentions seeing a lot 
of Marty Mullin '55, a customers' man 
with Hill, Darlington and Grimm; Bill 
Dyer and George Packard ( both Class of 
'56) Dave sees occasionally — they are with 
H. C. Wainwright Company in the North 
Shore Shopping Center. 

Herb Melendy is still an instructor with 
the York Country Day School in Pennsyl- 
vania. Herb had an impressive teaching 
schedule with something in the area of five 
difl'erent preparations from the 7th through 
I2th grades. In addition Herb teaches 
chorus which he claims is a "bit of a rub" 
but a long way from the one-room school- 
house. 

Francis Brooks, Jr., recently completed 



graduate work at Brown for his Master of 
.'Vrts degree in teaching. After two years in 
Providence schools, he headed for Tulsa, 
where he is teaching at the Holland Hall 
School. He mentions that Steve Booth, a 
classmate, is also on the Faculty there. In 
Providence he enjoyed visits by Bruce Niel- 
son and George Caffrey. 

Don Dalbec has been working for the 
Socony Mobil Oil Company in Boston. 
Don, his wife, and two young daughters 
live on the South Shore at 404 Jerusalem 
Rd. in Cohasset. 

Much news there is from San Francisco 
about '55ers. About a year ago George 
Calnan traveled west and converted (not 
without some sweat, blood and tears) the 
famous bar "The Place" in San Francisco's 
North Beach section into an art gallery, 
which he christened "The Prism" (1546 
Grant Avenue). In his travels in and about 
this mecca, George writes of meeting 
Harris Stone, who is a resident architect 
there after having completed his profes- 
sional training at Harvard. He also ran 
into Tom Cottrell and his wife Jane (Pem- 
broke '56) and Norm Bouton who was 
planning to do graduate work at the Uni- 
versity of California (Berkeley). In addi- 
tion to selling other artists' paintings, 
George is selling his own as well and going 
to school on top of it all. 

John Summerfield completed his resi- 
dence requirements in June for the M.A. 
degree at Brown. "I had a good two years 
back on the hill, and I especially enjoyed 
teaching a course in Freshman composi- 
tion, which most of us remember so pain- 
fully. Feel encouraged, however; I am 
really very pleased with the aggressive 
spirit of many of the fresh undergrads 
milling about the campus these days. I am 
currently working into a new position as 
Instructor in English at Groton." 

JOHN SUMMERFIELD 
BILL o'dONNELL 

Regional Secretaries 

1956 

Dr. Richard E. Whalen has joined the 
Faculty at UCLA. An Assistant Profes,sor 
in the Department of Psychology, he is en- 
gaged in both teaching and research. Dr. 
Whalen had been doing basic research in 
the behavioral sciences section of the Na- 
tional Institute in Mental Health's labora- 
tory at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

John E. Delhagen, a former Naval In- 
telligence Officer, is Assistant Director of 
Research for the Pittsburgh investment 
firm of Lenchner, Covato & Co., Inc. 

Charlie Crawford has been transferred 
from Boston to San Francisco by Auto- 
mobile Mutual Insurance Co. According 
to Charlie, the climate makes the change 
pleasant. 

Jim Lohr moved into his new Cincinnati 
home in time to be available for the World 
Series. He is institutional representative in 
the Cincinnati-Dayton area for Campbell's 
Soup. 

Dr. Jim Berrier is serving with the Pub- 
lic Health Service in New York. His ad- 
dress: 250 East 105th St. 

Jerry Jerome, teaching in the Yonkers 



School System, is attending night classes 
at Columbia. He expects to receive his 
Master's degree in History shortly. 

Noel Field is with the law firm of 
Hinckley, Allen, Salisbury and Parsons in 
Providence. 

Bill Romana, having received his Sc.M., 
is working in marketing research with the 
J. Walter Thompson Co., New York City. 

Frank Rego is an engineer in the Nor- 
den Division of United Aircraft in Nor- 
walk. Conn. 

Roger Hazell has been selected as a 
State Department representative to the 
Orange Free State. Rog will be an inter- 
national trade advisor to that country's 
government. 

Frank Klein and his wife have returned 
to Charlottesville, where Frank is com- 
pleting his final year at the University of 
Virginia Law School. 

Andy Martin is engaged in the interest- 
ing and evolving field of ship brokerage in 
New York. 

Tom Doherty has been assigned to the 
Instrumentation Coordination Division of 
American Machine and Foundry in Green- 
wich, Conn. 

Bob Leiand has been promoted to As- 
sistant Sales Manager of the Elgin Metal 
Casket Co., Elgin, III. So far, '56 does not 
number a single mortician among its 
ranks. 

Dr. Norm Cowen has been accepted as 
a Naval Officer and left Wilmington, Del., 
Sept. 18 for duty at the Marine Corps 
base. Camp Lejeune, N. C. While intern- 
ing at Wilmington. Norm took flying les- 
sons and received a pilot's license. 

Bill Westcott and Barney Blank have 
been two of the driving forces behind the 
Monmouth Valley Brown Club's revitali- 
zation. They extend a special invitation to 
all '56 men in the area to join with them 
in making this Club, in a very key Sub- 
Freshman section, one of Brown's strong- 
est organizations. 

George Graves, an advertising and pro- 
motion supervisor at ALCOA, has been 
elected Secretary of the Pittsburgh Brown 
Club. 

Dud Atherton is an accountant with 
Arthur Anderson & Co., Atlanta. 

Charley Merritt is engaged in private 
sales promotion in New York. Among his 
recent achievements was a Maris-Mantle 
contest for a large bubble gum company. 

Shel Siegel is the chief of production 
for television at Arizona State University. 

Tex Zangranda is working on his Ph.D. 
at the University of Pennsylvania, where 
he is also an Instructor in the History De- 
partment. 

Gene McCulloch is assistant supervisor 
of financial planning and control for Tide- 
water Oil Co., New York. 

Kurt Johnson is doing graduate work 
with the Department of Anthropology at 
Yale. 

Larry Klein did some football forecasts 
for several national periodicals during the 
summer. He continues as Associate Editor 
of Sporl magazine. 

Joe Kinter is in his second year of teach- 
ing in upstate Michigan. Joe reports that 
the ttrst year was enjoyable and that he 
did some coaching on the side. 



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Joe Daley sent your Secretary a picture 
of a moose he had effectively gunned 
down in Alaska. Now he's settled in Japan 
(Joe, not the moose) with Gamlen (Ja- 
pan) Ltd. as a technical supervisor. His 
address: 2187 Asahigaoka Kamakura- 
Kanagawa-Ken, Japan. 

MARY WILENZIK 

1957 

Dr. Augustus A. White, III, has begun 
his interneship at the University of Mich- 
igan. He received his M.D. in June from 
Stanford University School of Medicine, 
where he was President of the Medical 
Student Association. One of its achieve- 
ments was a Student Medical Conference 
in May which featured student research 
papers, demonstration of skills acquired, 
and closer relationship between undergrad- 
uates, medical students, and alumni. Gus 
took a prominent part in one of the ses- 
sions. 

Britten Dean has finished courses for 
his Master's in Chinese Culture at Colum- 
bia and is starting work on his Ph.D. He 
received a National Defense Fellowship 
for this year in the area of Critical Lan- 
guages. 

Barry Merkin is teaching at the Grad- 
uate School of Business Administration 
at Western New England College, as an 
Instructor in Personnel Policies. Barry re- 
ceived his Master's in Business Adminis- 
tration and Marketing from Harvard in 
1959. Since that time he has been assistant 
to the Executive Vice-President at Lestoil 
Products, Inc., in Holyoke, Mass. 

Al Basse returned to the United States 
in September, 1960 from a "highly edu- 
cational" tour in Korea, where he was 
Personnel Service Officer in the Air Force. 
He is still working for Uncle Sam in the 
same position at Truax Field, Madison, 
Wis. 

George E. Mont completed his require- 
ments for his Ph.D. at Clark University 
in August, and he has accepted a position 
as research chemist with Shawinigan Res- 
ins Corp., Springfield, Mass. 

Marvin Fialco has been appointed as- 
sistant to the Merchandise Manager for 
Sportswear & Intimate Apparel at the five 
Burdine Department Stores in Miami, Fla. 

Frank H. Spaulding has accepted a po- 
sition as Director of Information Services 
for Colgate-Palmolive Co., New York. 

1958 

Lt. Harry Batchelder, Jr., USAF, re- 
cently completed a tour of duty with the 
Security Service, stationed at Yakota AFB, 
Japan. His assignment there afforded him 
the opportunity to tour through much of 
the Far East and Southeast Asia. He ex- 
pected a service discharge in time to enter 
the University of Virginia Law School. 

Lt. Seth R. Anthony, USAF, is stationed 
at Nellis AFB, Nevada. 

David J. Mclntire has joined Dewey and 
Almy Chemical Division, W. R. Grace & 
Co., Cambridge, Mass., as a sales engineer 
in the container and industrial products 
department. He was recently discharged 
from the service. 

Meade Summers, Jr., was admitted to 



the Missouri Bar in Supreme Court cere- 
monies on Sept. 9. He is practicing law 
with the firm of Thompson, Mitchell, 
Douglas, and Neill, 705 Olive St., St. 
Louis 1. 

Robert J. Selig is Vice-President of the 
Laconia Shoe Co., Inc., Laconia, N. H. 

Kirk W. Smith has been promoted to 
Associate Engineer with IBM. He joined 
the firm in August, 1960. 

1959 

Roger Vaughan's photo appeared in 
"Keeping Posted" in the Satiininy Eveniiif; 
Post for Sept. 9. "To maintain our youth- 
ful new appearance, we have infused our 
staff with a large dose of new talent," said 
the accompanying item. The staff members 
pictured average 28 years of age and have 
a wide range of credentials. Vaughan 
was identified as a new photography as- 
sistant and a graduate of the Curtis train- 
ing program. Brown's Office of Senior 
Placement tipped us off on all this. Roger 
himself fills us in on recent activity: 
"Since graduation I have raced to Ber- 
muda, been in and out of the Army six- 
month program, began work at Curtis 
Publishing Co. in March, joined the Post 
staff in May, and added a boy to the fam- 
ily on July 2." Format revisions have en- 
livened Post routines for the past few 
months, too. 

Philip J. Baram has accepted a position 
on the editorial staff of the National 
Jewish Post and Opinion in New York 
City. He received his Master's degree from 
the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at 
Harvard last June. 

C. Jonathan Shattuck reports from Cali- 
fornia. "Since December, 1959, I have 
been a manufacturer's representative in 
Northern California for the Stanley Works, 
where I enjoyed a prosperous business, in- 
stilled San Francisco into my blood, and 
met my wife. However, now I'm back at 
the books in Washington, D. C, studying 
hospital administration in the graduate 
school at George Washington University." 

Gene M. Kay has completed his M.B.A. 
requirements at the University of Chicago 
Graduate School of Business, where he 
majored in Marketing and Accounting. 
This fall he joined Procter & Gamble's 
Advertising Department at Cincinnati. 

J. Richard Castellucci is at Rhode Is- 
land College as Instructor of French and 
Italian. Dick received his Master's from 
Middlebury. 

Charles E. Waterman is a student in 
the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced In- 
ternational Studies. 

1960 

2nd Lt. Kenneth E. Randall, who was 
graduated last February, is attending the 
Air Police Officer Course at Lackland 
AFB, Texas. Upon completion of the 
course, he will be assigned to the 93rd 
Combat Defense Squadron at Castle AFB, 
Calif. This organization has the respon- 
sibility of performing security and defense 
functions for the Strategic Air Command's 
93rd Bombardment Wing. 

Tom Budrewicz, after a trial period 
with the Chicago Bears of the National 



Football League, signed on with the New 
York Titans of the new American Football 
League. He is being used as an offensive 
guard by the Titans, a strong contender 
for the Eastern Division title. 

Walter A. Foley has been named an in- 
structor at the Taft School. He completed 
the course requirements toward his Mas- 
ter's degree last summer. He did his prac- 
tice teaching a year ago at Cranston High 
in Rhode Island. 

Robert J. Sugarman is at the Harvard 
Law School, after spending a year doing 
graduate work in history at Stanford Uni- 
versity on a Ford Foundation grant. 

1961 

President Flavil Van Dyke has notified 
President Keeney that the Class wishes to 
contribute a gift to the memorial being 
established for Pembroke's Nancy Duke 
Lewis, who died in August. Spanky has 
been working for Rep. James Auchincloss 
of New Jersey. 

Duncan Smith, who is studying for his 
Master's degree in German at Brown, 
spent the summer working for a German 
youth and refugee welfare organization 
which he termed a "quiet Peace Corps." 
He worked with underprivileged German 
children and refugees from the East Ger- 
man Communist regime. His stay included 
a day interpreting for an American group 
visiting Marienfelde, the famous refugee 
reception center in West Berlin. The or- 
ganization for which he worked, the Ar- 
beiterwohlfahrt, has existed in Germany 
since the grim post-World War I days. 

Robert W. Teller is a member of a 
Peace Corps group of about 40 men and 
women who left the United States on Sept. 
24 for more than two years of service in 
Nigeria. Bob, who majored in English 
Literature, will teach secondary school 
English in Nigeria. After spending three 
oi' four months at University College in 
Ibaden, he will be assigned with at least 
one other Peace Corps member to the 
Nigerian community in which he will 
teach. 

Thomas Gatch, said the Cincinnati En- 
quirer in September, decided to see 
whether he could make the grade in the 
New York theater before he began his 
military service. He heard that Gower 
Champion was auditioning for replace- 
ments in the cast of "Bye Bye Birdie." 
Gatch sang a song and did some dance 
steps like those in Brownbrokers. He got 
the job, took 10 days of rehearsal, and was 
in his first performance on July 14. 

David Groh has been awarded a Ful- 
bright Scholarship in Dramatic Art for 
study in London. Dave had some leading 
roles with Sock and Buskin and had other 
experience in summer stock. 

Forrest Broman planned to enter Har- 
vard Law School this fall, after spending 
another pleasant and profitable summer 
running the parking lot operation at the 
Coonamesset Inn on Cape Cod. 

Donald L. Adams has been appointed 
to the faculty and staff at the Winchendon 
School in Winchendon, Mass. 

Nick Willard is with the New York 
Port Authority, in its training program. 



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Foster Ballard and Bob Lowe have 
joined Irving Trust Company in New York 
City. 

Jim Gordon and Rollie Marsh are at 
Columbia Business School. 

Ed Scott is with the Bank of New York. 

Fred Tracy is stationed aboard the 
U.S.S. Mohle out of Charleston, S. C. 

Roger Barnett. Bob Kaplan, Vane 
Smith, Karl Seitz, and Jeff Drain are in 
Flight School with the Navy at Pensacola. 

Charles Swartwood, Peter Robinson, 
Henry Smith, Joel Karp, Merrill Hassen- 
field, and Dave Lamson are at Boston Uni- 
versity Law School. Dale Thomajan is 



also at B.U., doing graduate work in 
English. 

Don Bliss is spending his time between 
Boston University Law School and the 
Brown press box. He's serving as an as- 
sistant to Director of Sports Information 
Pete McCarthy. 

Mike Bergan and Frank Resnik are at 
Boston College Law School. 

Bob Lowe and yours truly had the 
pleasure of addressing the New York 
Brown Club send-off dinner for members 
of the Class of 1965. Bob spoke on ath- 
letics and I on extra-curricular activities. 

WENDELL BARNES, JR. 



Carrying the Mail 



Things You Say in July 

Sir: Please do a great favor to us gul- 
lible alumni, in whose hearts burns the 
eternal hope that sometime Brown will 
field a fairly decent team. Tell your man 
who writes such rosy and optimistic ac- 
counts (in July) on prospects for the team 
each season that he should get down to 
earth and give us the straight facts. Re- 
ports in your issue last summer were prom- 
ising enough to arouse the worst cynic 
among us. 

Plentiful supply of ends, you said, big 
and fast tackles and guards, most versatile 
backs in years and more of them, etc. Also 
a sound nucleus of 10 Seniors and 20 Jun- 
iors, all either lettermen or with game 
experience. ( By the way, what happened 
to that nucleus? Can't Brown keep five 
Senior lettermen eligible, or is there a 
purge on?) 

Then with hopes high, we wait to hear 
how the boys look in the opening game. 
One of the worst beatings in history from 
a not very highly-regarded Columbia team! 
Was it poor coaching or lack of any de- 
sire by the players? The newspaper here 
mentioned nothing that Brown did except 
being reported as the opposing team. Your 
man did say in his July report that there 
was possible weakness on defense. Well, 
that was the understatement of the year. 

At any rate, tell your man to level and 
don't offer a lot of alibis for this debacle 
in your next issue. 

A GULLIBLE ALUMNUS 

("Our man" has leveled. See this month's 
football report. — Ed.) 

A sequel: Though it came with signa- 
ture, we have published the above letter 
anonymously, since a later letter followed 
after the writer had heard more about the 
situation. He said in his second note: 

"No, I am not a rabid Brown football 
supporter — only hell-bent for a victorious 
season. But when in college and for the 
most part since, I have always been rather 
proud of Brown as a football contender. 
No matter how poor the material, those 
dedicated to the game give a little more 
than they ever gave before. As long as 



youngsters can and are willing to do that 
they are doing something with their lives 
and forgetting themselves for a brief time. 
"Let me apologize for any censure upon 
your well-meant write-up. By the way, I 
did drop McLaughry a letter of encourage- 
ment. Since writing before, I have the 
deepest admiration and respect for him 
and his staff for the tremendous rebuilding 
and morale-maintaining ahead of him. A 
near miracle must have been accomplished 
in that reversal of form at Yale." 

Not Even Offside? 

Sir: It's bad enough to be consistently 
losing, but do we have to be disgraced? 
Certainly, the scores of the Columbia and 
Dartmouth games were disgraceful. 

From all I can determine, we get as 
good football material as the average Ivy 
League school. This year, I understand, we 
have better football material than usual, 
even though somewhat inexperienced. My 
conclusion is that there's something wrong 
with the coaching staff. 

It seems to be the custom at Brown 
never to voice criticism of our athletic 
policy, at least publicly. All I've ever heard 
and read about is how "our boys put up a 
good fight." Nuts! A football coach's job 
is to produce winning teams based on rea- 
sonably good football talent. This "good 
fight" business is for the birds. 

Speaking of a good clean fight. I noticed 
that in the statistics of the Dartmouth 
game. Brown had no penalties. I'm all for 
clean football, but do you mean to tell 
me our "guys" were never, once, so eager 
to get across the line ahead of the ball 
that we were never even offside? 

Note to the Administration: If you think 
fund-raising isn't affected by our football 
record, try collecting from some of the 
average alumni. I have. 

THOMAS A. MAGEE '27 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Sales I'itcli 

Sir: Should we divert a little attention 

from the Ford Foundation's gift of T/2 

million bucks and give it to the football 

situation? From a purely sales-pitch angle, 



it will bring in more dollars than all that 
high-falutin' "larnin'." In industry, earnings 
count. In a college, I believe alumni do. 
JOHN w. fawcett '22 
Monlclair, N. J. 

Those on the Sidelines 

Sir: It is difficult to understand letter- 
men who are Seniors not wanting to round 
out their athletic career in college by going 
out in glory, particularly when they at 
last can have the thrill of being part of a 
winning combination, after slugging it out 
over those thankless years. But at least 
they contributed something in those losing 
causes. 

What is more difficult to understand is 
the lack-lustre, indifference, and absence 
of red-blooded desire on the part of tal- 
ented youngsters who, during their Fresh- 
man year, appeared to enjoy playing the 
game. Suddenly and complacently, they 
"retire." 

It is not football they are "retiring" from 
— it's life. Their attitude toward the grind, 
discipline, and endurance essential in foot- 
ball is only a symbol of what may be 
expected in sliding by the responsibilities 
and vicissitudes of life. I can only say for 
them that they are to be pitied. But I 
wonder how they must feel in remaining 
idly on the sidelines, when they are so 
aware of how badly they are needed to 
beef up those sorely depleted reserves. 

I should like to pose a question to the 
President and the Admission Office. After 
all the scientific and psychological screen- 
ing, how does this type of youngster get 
by? Certainly, if this self-centered, respon- 
sibility-dodging, and unaggressive attitude 
is intrinsic in his make-up, it should have 
shown up in his candidate-review. If this 
attitude typifies him, he is not apt to be 
any pride and joy to Brown as a graduate. 
JOHN cox '25 
Holliiiid. Pel. 

Candidate for a Bear 
Sir: For, lo, these many years I have 
been told that the pen is mightier than the 
sword. Although a member of the Press, I 
have been somewhat skeptical of the valid- 
ity of this statement until it was clearly 
demonstrated by our 1961 football team. 
United Press International today (Oct. 10) 
released its listing of the top 20 football 
teams in the country, and it is comforting 
to read that the "mighty Bear" is tied for 
the 1 9th spot along with Auburn, L.S.U., 
Purdue, and Wyoming. At the same time, 
we were conceded to be superior to such 
powers as Texas Christian, UCLA, Iowa 
State, Navy, Minnesota, Southern Cali- 
fornia, Syracuse, Tennessee, and Utah. 

We must therefore, assume that we had 
an off day against the Lions of Columbia, 
who amassed 50 points against us in our 
opening encounter — a Columbia record in 
272 Ivy League games . . . and that the 
Yale defeat 14-3 was actually a moral 
victory. 

I am reminded of one of my father's pet 
stories about the Brown team of either 
1901 or 1902. Trailing Dartmouth 62-0 
in the fourth quarter, the Brown Captain 
told his teammates that, while they were 



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47 



behind, they were never licked. They pro- 
ceeded to march 65 yards to the Dart- 
mouth 10-yard line, where the game ended. 
The UPI man who was responsible for 
Brown's four points in this week's poll 
deserves the Brown Bear Award, either 
for his loyalty or for his sense of humor. 

COBURN A. BUXTON '34 

Dallas 

(No award. The UPI retracted later in the 
day.— Ed.) 

Tape-Recorders Don't Spell 
Sir: It's a good thing you pointed out 
that you used a tape-recorder when you 
reported on the panel on the Physical 
Sciences at the August Conference. Obvi- 
ously, had you used manuscript. Prof. Rob- 
ert Morse would have shown you how to 
spell the word "meson." 

I'll bet you're one of those damned, 
illiterate Humanists. 

A PHYSICIST 

(To err is not necessarily to be a Human- 
ist.— Ed.) 

A Mascot 10 Feet Tall? 

Sir: Is there any way the big, brave, 
intelhgent Kodiak Bear could be taken to 
the Brown football games and stationed 
in front of the Brown cheering section? 
Isn't there one stuffed and mounted in 
the Brown Union? Or couldn't we have an 
even finer one seciu'ed and mounted so it 
could be transported? I'm tired of seeing 
the Httle. cowardly, ignorant cubs we some- 
times exhibit at our games. 

Up in Alberta, Canada, they now have 
a 10,000-acre game farm and sanctuary 
for bears up to 10 feet tall. We've got the 
biggest and most intelligent of all the 
college animals. I think it would make a 
great hit to show the bear at his best. 

JEREMIAH HOLMES '02 

Mystic, Conn. 

(We asked advice from a man who was 
the keeper of the bear during his under- 
graduate days. His feeling was that the 
little cub was all he'd ever want to handle, 
adding: "If you display a 10-foot bear, 
you'd need a 15-foot Senior.") 

How About "Hey, You" ? 

Sir: Inspecting a copy of the Yale 
Alumni Magazine, I was struck by the 
fact that the "letters to the editor" therein 
all start with the word "Gentlemen." Yours 
open with the curt "Sir." Is there any 
evaluation implied in either? (I am as- 
suming that the salutation we see in print 
is often a matter of editorial adjustment of 
the actual greeting.) 

The use of "Sir" implies a single reader, 
although publication of the letter implies 
more. To me, moreover, "Sir" connotes 
either a schoolboy addressing his master, 
usually preceded by the word "please"; or 
an indignant Victorian about to ask "how 
dare you!" 

A GENTLEMAN (l HOPE) 

(Knowing the Gentleman, we know that 
his hope is realized. No doubt the use of 



"Sir" might be defended because it has 
only three letters and thus saves space. The 
logic of that, however, would lead to the 
Ohio State practice of skipping the palaver 
and getting to the point. Princeton, we 
note, has long employed "Dear Sir" while 
others have adopted "Editor," almost with 
an implied question mark at times. To be 
honest, we've never given the matter much 
thought — just another bad habit we've 
picked up somewhere. But the convention 
has been that the letters are addressed to 
the editor. It might, therefore, seem arro- 
gant were we to change a salutation which 
was originally "You Nitwit" to "Gentle- 
men." — Ed.) 

Representing Us 

BROWN University delegated the follow- 
ing alumni to serve as official repre- 
sentatives at events of academic note on 
other campuses recently: 

The Rev. Dr. Albert C. Thomas '08 of 
the Board of Fellows at the inauguration 
of Gene E. Bartlett as President of the 
Colgate Rochester Divinity School (suc- 
ceeding the Rev. Dr. Wilbour E. Saunders 
'16) on Sept. 12. 

Dr. George P. Conard, II, "41 at the 



inauguration of Dr. Eriing N. Jensen as 
President of Muhlenberg College on Oct. 
6. Dr. Conard is Professor of Metallurgy 
and Director of the Magnetic Materials 
Laboratory at Lehigh University. 

Prof. Alvin Z. Freeman, A.M. '49, at the 
inauguration of Chauncey G. BIy as Presi- 
dent of Thiel College on Sept. 30. Profes- 
sor Freeman is a historian at Allegheny 
College. 

Prof. J. Douglas Reid '28 at the inaugu- 
ration of Davis Y. Paschall as President of 
the College of William and Mary on Oct. 
13. Dr. Reid is Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Microbiology at the Medical Col- 
lege of Virginia. 

Dr. Edward B. Peck '12 at the inaugura- 
tion of Robert F. Oxnam as President of 
Drew University on Oct. 12. Professor 
Peck is on the Engineering Faculty of Rut- 
gers University. 

Prof. John H. Young '36 at the inaugu- 
ration of Randle Elliott as President of 
Hood College on Oct. 14. Dr. Young is a 
classical archaeologist at Johns Hopkins 
University. 

Dr. Paul B. Bien '28 at the inauguration 
of Joseph J. Copeland as President of 
Maryville College on Oct. 28. Dr. Bien is 
a research chemist at Oak Ridge, Tenn. 



Bureau of Vital Statistics 



MARRIAGES 

1932 — Marion A. Cancelliere and Mrs. 
Richard A. Gourley of Fox Chapel, Pitts- 
burgh, Aug. 26. 

1934 — Henry E. Stanton and Miss 
Thelma Tyler, May 20. Francis Gurll '31 
was in wedding party. At home: 765 Live 
Oak Ave., Menlo Park, Calif. 

1946 — Dr. Edwin M. Knights, Jr., and 
Miss Ruth L. Currie, daughter of Mrs. 
Homer L. Currie of Mount Royal, Quebec, 
and the late Mr. Currie, Sept. 23. Edwin 
M. Knights '17 is the groom's father. 

1954 — Albert A. Remington, III, and 
Miss Roberta C. Johnson, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert O. Johnson of South 
Weymouth, Mass., Sept. 16. Donald G. 
Mayhew '59 was best man; William C. Rus- 
sell, Jr., '56, Herbert S. Travis, Jr., '54 and 
Charles R. Jefferds "55 ushered. At home: 
34 E. George St., Providence 6. 

1955 — Luke R. Conboy and Miss Janet 
O. Sylvia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
W. Sylvia of Tiverton, R. 1., Sept. 4. At 
home: 83 Ash St., Fall River. 

1956 — Gerard Kennedy and Miss June 
M. Kilroy, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Francis 
Mara of Providence, Sept. 23. 

1958 — Lionel Etscovitz and Miss Anita 
R. Gross, daughter of Mrs. Hyman Gross 
of Derry, N. H., and the late Mr. Gross, 
Aug. 20. 

1958— Lt.(j.g.) Charles W. Stamm, 
USN, and Miss Margaret R. Manning, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart H. Man- 
ning of Storrs and East Northfield, Mass., 



Sept. 9. Robert K. Margeson '58 was best 
man. Ushers included Thomas L. Moses 
'58, Jaime Arjona '32. and Russell G. 
Weeks '61. 

1959 — Donald M. Kartiganer and Miss 
Joyce A. Reed, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
H, Michael Reed of Toronto, June 3. The 
bride is Pembroke '61. At home: 419 
Brook St., Providence. 

1959 — Robert M. Lawson and Miss 
Carolyn J. D. Wells, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Reginald D. Wells of Weston, Mass., 
Sept. 11. At home: Reed Hall, Edgewood 
Gardens, American International College, 
Springfield, Mass. 

1959— Michael W. Mitchell and Miss 
Brooke A. Hunt, Sept. 2. At home: 345 E. 
73rd St., New York City. 

1959 — John F. Quinn, Jr., and Miss 
Carolyn L. Avila, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles F. Avila of Milton, Mass., 
Sept. 16. John F. Quinn '22 is the groom's 
father. At home: 2 Lobster Lane, Mag- 
nolia, Mass. 

1959— William A. Riley, Jr., and Miss 
Carol L. Reynolds, daughter of Mrs. Mary 
Lamis Reynolds of Newton and Mr. 
Richard D. Reynolds of Woburn, Mass., 
July I. Stuart B. Riley '59 was an usher. 
At home: Country Club Ridge, 15 Rock- 
ledge Rd., Hartsdale. N. Y. 

1959— Walter C. Sanders and Miss 
Marilyn L. Cann, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Edward H. Cann of Rochester, N. Y., 
Aug. 26. 

1959 — Charles E. Waterman and Miss 
Gail Tegarty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 



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Paul Tegarty of Buffalo, June 7. The 
bride is Pembroke "61. At home: 1908 
Florida Ave., N.W., Washington 9. 

1960 — Martin J. Bogdanovich and Miss 
Korleen A. Billabough, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Kenneth M. Billabough of Phila- 
delphia, Aug. 19. The bride is Pembroke 
"60. At home: 3426 W. Penn St., Phila- 
delphia 29. 

I960 — Samuel B. Flora, Jr., and Miss 
Anne-Marie F. Noid, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Paul E. Noid of South Pasadena, 
Calif., July l.'i. At home: 439 Washington 
Ave., Bethlehem, Pa. Samuel B. Flora is 
"31. 

1961 — Douglas W. Abbott and Mi.ss 
Judith L. Watson, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank W. Watson Jr., of Melrose, 
Mass., Sept. 2. Bruce Abbott "56 ushered. 

1961 — Joseph A. Cerulti and Miss Ruth 
E. Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam J. Bell of Ashland, Mass., Sept. 10. 
At home: 24 Esty St., Ashland. 

1961— William W. Foshay, Jr., and Miss 
Wendell E. Miller, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. George M. Miller of Oyster Bay, 
L. I., Sept. 9. David P. Getchell '60, 
Robert G. Pratt "59, Dirk D. T. Held '60 
and Grenville MacD. Gooder, Jr., '61 
ushered. At home: 30 E. 72nd St., New 
York 21. 

1961 — John F. Hutchinson and Miss 
Donna L. Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
John M. Lewis of York, Pa., June 6. At 
home: 390 Lloyd Ave., Providence. 

1961— Joel C. Karp and Miss Inez G. 
Disken, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard 
B. Disken of New Haven, Sept. 3. Arthur 
Solomon '61 ushered. At home: 4 Chis- 
wick Rd., Brookline, Mass. 

1961 — William F. Lunnie and Miss 
Audrey E. Clarke, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert B. Clarke of Rumford, R. L, 
Sept. 9. 

1961 — James A. Moreland and Miss 
Carolyn C. Vose, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Atherton C. Vose of Wellesley, 
Mass., Aug. 26. Angelo J. Sinisi '61 
ushered. At home: Apt. 312, Gaylord 



Compatible Colors 

Ruth Branning Molloy, colum- 
nist for the Pennsylvania Gazelle, 
wrote recently: 

"I thought I had another item for 
you, about a wedding in Philadel- 
phia's Holy Trinity Church in June. 
Some man was taking black and 
white pictures like mad. When I 
asked the bride if I could get a print, 
she said she'd never seen him before. 

"The groom is a Curate at Holy 
Trinity, and the bride a most attrac- 
tive and talented artist. He was a 
Brown graduate and she a UPper. 
It was an interesting wedding be- 
cause the whole congregation was 
invited, and most of them came. It's 
nice to know that red and blue and 
brown are compatible colors." 

The groom, by the way, appears 
to have been the Rev. Edward L. 
Lee, Jr., '56. 



Apts., 5316 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago 
15. The bride is Pembroke '61. 

1961 — P. Andrew Penz and Miss Sandra 
L. Newman, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. 
Derwood A. Newman of Needham, Mass., 
Sept. 2. Donald Lareau '61 and Thomas 
Cracas '61 ushered. At home: Apt. 28, 
Hasbrouck Apts., Cornell University, 
Ithaca, N. Y. The bride is Pembroke '61. 

1961 — Joseph D. Steinfield and Miss 
Su.san Ross, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Kal Ross of Albany, N. Y., Aug. 27. J. 
Robert Seder '61 ushered. The bride is 
Pembroke '61. At home: 1622 Massa- 
chusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 

1961— Richard G. Unruh and Miss 
Deborah A. Crittenden, daughter of Dr. 
and Mrs. Donald W. Crittenden of Sellers- 
ville. Pa., Aug. 26. 

1961 — Peter S. Zimmerman and Miss 
Penelope Williams, daughter of Mrs. Al- 
bert H. Hunker of Seaford, Del., and Mr. 
Frederick C. Williams of Wheaton, 111., 
Sept. 2. Robert F. Zimmerman, Jr., '56 
ushered. 

BIRTHS 

1940 — To Mr. and Mrs. Louis V. 
Valente of Orange, Conn., a son, Brian 
Victor, Sept. 10. 

1947— To Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Wil- 
kins of Randolph, Mass., a son, John 
Robert, Sept. 8. 

1948— To the Rev. Roswell S. Cum- 
mings and Mrs. Cummings of Wallingford, 
Conn., their fifth child and second son, 
James David, Sept. 5. Mrs. Cummings is 
the former Alice Hambleton, Pembroke 
'50. 

1948 — To Mr. and Mrs. James B. Lovell 
of Scotia, N. Y., a daughter, Margaret, 
July 11. Mrs. Lovell is the former Flora 
Hall, Pembroke '44. 

1948— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. 
Smith of Lake Worth, Fla., their third 
child and third son, John David., Aug. 17. 

1951 — To Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin P. 
Eisenberg of Woonsocket, a daughter, 
Marcey Bess, Aug. 25. 

1951— To Mr. and Mrs. Wesley A. Hall 
of Boulder, Colo., a daughter, Gaylynn, 
Sept. 3. Mrs. Hall is the former Joan F. 
Stapelton, Pembroke '53. 

1952— To Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. 
Gower of Providence, a son, William 
Wright, Sept. 10. 

1952 — To Mr. and Mrs. Theodore B. 
Selover, Jr., their third child and second 
son, Peter Reynolds, Aug. 11. 

1952— To Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. 
Sennott of Providence, a son, Sean 
Fredette, July 7. Mrs. Sennott is the 
former Claire Fredette, Pembroke '55. 

1953— To Mr. and Mrs. William C. 
Drorbaugh of Rye, N. Y., their third 
daughter, Margaret Colt, Mar. 11. 

1954 — To Mr. and Mrs. William R. 
Benford, Jr., of Barrington, R. I., a 
daughter, Deborah Emily, Sept. 26. Prof. 
William R. Benford '27 is one grandfather. 

1954 — To Mr. and Mrs. S. Thomas 
Gagliano of Oceanport, N. J., a son, 
Robert Joseph, Sept. 23. 

1954 — To Mr. and Mrs. John Sklar of 
Cedarhurst, L. I., N. Y., a son, Jeffrey 
Stuart, July 9. 



Married, Married, Married 

Robert M. Waiters '54 was 
married no fewer than three times 
last June. In Japan at Itayuke Air 
Force Base, he and his bride went 
to the American Consulate on June 
2 for one ceremony, then to the 
Japanese Prefectural Office in Fuo- 
koka for another. The next day the 
ceremony was performed again at 
the Itayuke Air Base Chapel. 

Watters is assisting in the installa- 
tion and programming of a com- 
puter system to be used by the Air 
Force. He is a sales representative 
with Burroughs Corp., Electro Data 
Division, with headquarters in Den- 
ver. 



1954— To Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. 
Wyrostek of Syracuse, their second child 
and first son, James Thomas, June 12. 

1955 — To Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. 
Brooks, Jr., of Tulsa, a son, Francis 
Adams, III, May 16. 

1955— To Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Ca- 
hill of Arlington, Va., their second child 
and first daughter, Ellen Elizabeth, Apr. 
18. 

1955— To Dr. and Mrs. Aaron R. 
Nemtzow of Pawtucket, a daughter, 
Marcia Judith, Aug. 12. 

1955 — To Mr. and Mrs. Irwin L. 
Sydney of Providence, their first child, a 
daughter, Elizabeth Ann, Sept. 28. Paternal 
grandfather is Jacob Sydney '18. 

1956— To Mr. and Mrs Sheldon P. 
Siegel of Mesa, Ariz., their first child, a 
son, Hillary Bruce, Sept. 21. 

1956 — To Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. 
Silverstein of Woonsocket, a son. Marc 
Ray, Aug. 22. 

1957— To Mr. and Mrs. Don F. Good- 
win of East Greenwich, R. I., their second 
daughter, Karen Sue, Sept. 8. 

1958— To LT.Cj.g.) Dennis J. Fish, 
USN, and Mrs. Fish of Puerto Rico, a son, 
Peter Andrew, Aug. 15. 

1958— To Dr. and Mrs. John M. Marsh 
of Miami, Fla., their first child, a daughter, 
Elizabeth Ann, Aug. 2. Mrs. Marsh is the 
former Jean M. Waddington, Pembroke 
'59. 

1959— To Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. 
Kay, Jr., of Cincinnati, their second son, 
Timothy Lawrence, Sept. 1. Mrs. Kay is 
the former Virginia Sweet, Pembroke '60. 

1959— To Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. 
Vaughan of Westerly, R. I., a son, Roger 
Edwin, II, July 2. 

1960 — To Mr. and Mrs. Alan Clayson, 
II, of Sheffield, Mass., their first child, a 
son, Alan Stillman, Feb. 13. 

Lackawanna's Slate 
Dr. Anthony C. Shabica '38 of 37 
Overlook Rd., Livingston, N, J., has been 
elected President of the Lackawanna 
Brown Club. Other officers include: Vice- 
President — Richard C. Dunham '53; Sec- 
retary—Conrad G. Swanson '49; Treas- 
urer — John Dorer '55. 



NOVEMBER 1961 



49 



In Memoriam 



HONORARY: Sumner Welles, LL.D., 
1939, former U.S. Secretary of State, 
Sept. 24. Chester Irving Barnard, LL.D., 
1943, former President of New Jersey 
Bell Telephone Company, President of 
Rockefeller Foundation, and Chairman 
of National Science Foundation, June 7. 

JAMES SIDNEY ALLEN '98, LL.B., 
Harvard Law School '03, in Winchester, 
Mass., Sept. 23. He retired 10 years ago 
as a Clerk in the U.S. Federal Court at 
Boston. For two years, following grad- 
uation, he taught History, Economics 
and Government at R. I. State College. 
From 1912-1917 he was Assistant U.S. 
District Attorney at Boston, then be- 
came Clerk of the District Court and a 
practising lawyer. During World War I 
he was in charge of a volunteer organ- 
ization in Massachusetts that assisted the 
Department of Justice in guarding 
against alien activity. He was a former 
member of the Executive Committee of 
the Associated Alumni of Brown (its 
President in 1932 and 1933), and a Past 
President of the Brown Club of Boston. 
Delta Phi. Phi Beta Kappa. His son is 
William S., Huntington Hills, Rochester, 
N. Y. 

FRANK FRED DeLISLE '04 in Saratoga, 
Calif., July 31, 1958. At one time he 
was a dealer for Caterpillar Tractor Co., 
San Jose, Calif. Psi Upsilon. His widow 
is Mrs. Frank F. DeLisle, Thelma Ave., 
Saratoga. 

ARTHUR ALBERTUS DENICO '04 in 
Westerly, R. I., Sept. 5. He was a retired 
executive of the American Telephone & 
Telegraph Co.. having been with them 
most of his life until retiring in 1946. 
In World War I he represented the tele- 
phone company as liaison officer with 
the U.S. Army Signal Corps. At one 
time he had worked as a clerk for Na- 
thaniel Fisher & Co., New York City. 
He was active in many community af- 
fairs, including the Red Cross and the 
South County Hospital. He served a 
term as Town Moderator in Narragan- 
sett. Beta Theta Pi. 

DR. JOHN PEABODY HERRING '04, 
B.D. Union Theological Seminary '07, 
Ph.D. Columbia University '24 in Berke- 
ley, Calif., Aug. 18. He was a retired 
Professor of Educational Psychology. 
He was the author of the Herring revi- 
sion of the Binet-Simon tests and many 
articles and books. He had held teaching 
and research positions at Columbia, 
Ohio State, and Universities of North 




JAMES S. ALLEN '98: The death of the Past 

President of the Associated Alumni is lamented 

by Brunonians he so long and well served. 

Carolina, Washington, and California, 
and had taken many graduate courses 
at Teachers College. At one time he was 
director of the Bureau of Educational 
Research in the State Normal School, 
Bloomsburg, Pa. He was a Fellow, 
Royal Society of Arts, London; Fellow, 
American Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science; member, American 
Statistical Association, American Associ- 
ation for Adult Education, and the Ad- 
visory Committee of the 69 experimental 
schools of New York City. His widow 
is Frances W. Herring. 261 Purdue St., 
Berkeley. 

ARCHIE ROY WEBB '05 in Whitehall, 
Wis., Aug. 27. Before his retirement he 
had been a dealer and broker of whole- 
sale timber products. Earlier he ran a 
brokerage firm in Chicago, A. R. Webb 
& Co. After graduation from Brown he 
coached at Baylor University for the 
football season of 1905. His son, Wil- 
liam, c/o Davis, 2503 16th St., N., Ar- 
lington, Va. 

FRANK HOWARD HINCKLEY '07 in 

Cummaquid, Mass., Sept. 24. He was 
the retired President and Treasurer of 
John Hinckley and Son Co. of Hyannis, 
one of the Cape's largest lumber firms. 
During World War I he served as Lt., 



U.S. Army. He was the first President 
and an incorporator of the Cape Cod 
Cooperative Bank in Yarmouth. He was 
also a former President of the Barn- 
stable County Agricultural Society, 
founder and Treasurer of the Barnsta- 
ble County Supply Co., a past member 
of the Barnstable Planning Board, and 
a Past President of both the Massachu- 
setts and New England Retail Lumber 
Dealers Association. A Trustee of the 
West Parish Congregational Church, he 
was a Director of the Cape Cod Cham- 
ber of Commerce. His son, Frank H., 
Jr. Keveney Lane, Yarmouth Port, 
Mass. 

RAYMOND WILSON BISSELL '11 in 
New Haven, July 23. He was Executive 
Vice-President of the Strouse-Adler Co., 
where he was employed for more than 
43 years. A former member of the Con- 
necticut Home Guard, he was commis- 
sioned a 2nd Lt. in the field artillery 
and sent to Ft. Zachary Taylor, Ky., 
where he served during World War I. 
Zeta Psi. His widow is Helen T. Bissell, 
78 Snug Harbor Rd., Milford, Conn. 

JOSEPH EDWARD FLETCHER, JR., 'II 

in Providence, Sept. 2. He had been ill 
for many years. Psi Upsilon. 

ROBERT GODFREY SHAW 1 1 in Vine- 
land, N. J., July 26. In Norma, N. J., 
where he moved in 1938, he was en- 
gaged in the poultry business. He for- 
merly was employed as a civil engineer 
with Grinnell Sprinkler Company in 
Canada and Providence, and the Viking 
Sprinkler Co., Toronto. Zeta Psi. His 
widow is Mabelle H. Shaw, Box 126, 
Norma. 

ARVID AXEL ALM "16 in West Med- 
ford, Mass., Oct. 2. He was the owner 
of Arvid A. Aim Insurance Agency. 
During World War I he was a 1st Lt. in 
the R. I. National Guard Coast Artil- 
lery. For many years he was associated 
with the Travelers Insurance Co. in 
Boston. He also had been a designer- 
draftsman with various companies. Phi 
Gamma Delta. His widow is Lorna S. 
Aim, 138 Playstead Rd., West Medford 
55. 

DR. DANIEL LEO MORRISSEY '16, 
M.D., Harvard Medical School '18, in 
Providence, Sept. 21. He was a retired 
general practitioner. After serving in 
the Medical Corps during World War I, 
he interned at Rhode Island Hospital 
and Providence Lying-in Hospital. Dur- 
ing Governor Vanderbilt's term of office 
he was one of the medical examiners of 
the State Department of Health. Phi 
Kappa. His daughter is Mrs. Edward P. 
Flynn, Belvedere Dr., Cranston. 

IRVING CLOUGH WHITE '16, one-time 
Class President, in Washington, D. C, 
Sept. 28. He was a retired industrial 
specialist. At the time of his retirement 
in 1957 he was the Assistant to the Di- 
rector of the Automotive Division of 



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the Business and Defense Services Ad- 
ministration, U.S. Department of Com- 
merce. He served in World War I, after 
which he was engaged in the mining 
and motion picture industries in Mexico 
City for 13 years. He moved to Wash- 
ington in 1942 when he began work as 
Assistant Director of the War Produc- 
tion Board. Delta Kappa Epsilon. Phi 
Beta Kappa. His son. Richard '50. and 
his widow, Dorothy M. White, 2220 
20th St.. N.W.. Apt. 56. Washington 9. 

CHAUNCY TAFT LANGDON "18 in 
New York City, Sept. 30. For the past 
30 years he had been a business analyst 
for the New York office of the U.S. De- 
partment of Commerce. He had earlier 
been employed by the Nicholson File 
Company as a foreign representative 
and was a member of the first commit- 
tee of the Community Chest. During 
World War I he served with Battery A, 
103rd Field Artillery. 26th (Yankee) 
Division. .-Mpha Delta Phi. The late 
Prof. Courtney Langdon was his father. 
Brothers are Henry G. T. '22, Courtney 
'33, and George T. '37. His widow is 
Dorothy B. Langdon, 360 First Ave., 
New York City. 

HOWARD RIPLEY McPECK '19 in 
Washington, D. C, Oct. 16, 1960. (In 
earlier notice of his death, the wrong 
Class was attributed to him. We repeat 
the note so that it will not be missed by 
his contemporaries.) 

CHARLES LEO EMERS '21 in Provi- 
dence, following an auto collison, Sept. 
17. He had long been President of 
Emers & Cohen. East Providence cleans- 
ing firm. He attended the Harvard Busi- 
ness School from 1921-22. He was a 
veteran of World War I. At one time he 
was an Assistant Sales Manager for H. 
Nordlinger Sons. His widow is Nathalie 
H. Emers, 106 East Manning St., Prov- 
idence 6. 

DR. HEBER EDWARD WHARTON '24, 
M.D., Howard University '28, in Erie, 
Pa., June 10. He interned at Freedmen's 
Hospital. Washington, D. C. prior to 
joining the medical staff of Hamot Hos- 
pital, Erie. His widow is Emily J. Whar- 
ton, 1705 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore 17. 

ROSCOE EDWIN LEWIS '25, Sc.M.. 
Howard University '27, in Hampton, 
Va., Sept. 11. He was for 34 years a 
member of the Hampton Institute Fac- 
ulty, teaching chemistry from 1927 to 
1942. In 1945 he became Chairman of 
the Social Science Department. Widely 
known on the Peninsula and in the 
South for his research on the Negro, he 
was Research Director of the Virginia 
Writers' Project which produced The 
Negro in Virginia. Other research posi- 
tions he held were: field worker, Louisi- 
ana Educational Survey. Fisk Univer- 
sity. 1942; consultant, TVA Rural Life 
Project, Tuskegee Institute, and staff of 
the Health and Welfare Council, Wash- 
ington, D. C, in the summer of 1960. 



A Julius Rosenwald Fellow (1941-44), 
he was also a Fellow of the Southern 
Regional Council and received a citation 
from the Journal & Guide citing him as 
the Virginia Peninsula Citizen of the 
Year in 1949. His son, Roger E., How- 
ard University, Washington 1, D. C. 

DAVID GROSSMAN '29 in Scarsdale, 
N. Y., Aug. 15. He was President of the 
David R. Grossman Co., a ball-bearing 
distributing and consulting firm in New 
York City. He was a former President 
of three New York corporations. United 
Precision. Technical Industries, and 
Carry Construction. In World War II he 
was a consultant to the armed forces in 
Europe. His widow is Bertie C. Gross- 
man, 77 Catherine Rd., Scarsdale. 

LEON HERMAN BAKST '31, Sc.M., 
University of Alabama '32, in Provi- 
dence, Oct. 2. He was President of the 
United Textile Machinery Co., Fall 
River. He was a former executive of the 
Crescent Corporation. During World 
War II he served in the U.S. Navy in 
the Pacific with the rank of Lt. Pi 
Lambda Phi. His brother is Dr. Henry 
J. '27 and his widow, Helen R. Bakst, 
85 Lorraine Ave., Providence 6. 

JAMES BURTON SISK '31 in Reading, 
Pa., Aug. 3. He was President and 
Treasurer of the Loder Insurance 
Agency. He also had been an agent for 
John Hancock Insurance Co., and prior 
to that a service station manager for 
Shell Oil Co. Phi Kappa. His daughters 
are Mary S. Caulfield, Pembroke '54, 
and Jane E., Pembroke '63; his widow, 
the former Mary O. Diener, Pembroke 
'30, 1305 Cleveland Ave., Wyomissing, 
Pa. 

DR. MORRIS BOTVIN '32. M.D. Tufts 
College Medical School '36, in Paw- 
tucket, Sept. 12. He interned at St. 
Luke's Hospital, New Bedford, and 
served residencies at Boston's City Hos- 
pital, Floating Hospital and Children's 
Hospital. He was Chief of Ophthal- 
mology at Miriam Hospital. Providence, 
and attending ophthalmologist at Rhode 
Island Hospital and Notre Dame Hos- 
pital, Central Falls. A World War II 
Army veteran, he had served as Major 
in the Medical Corps in the South Pa- 
cific area. He was Chairman of the Eye 
Foundation and Past President of the 
Rhode Island Ophthalmology Society. 
He also was a member of the Provi- 
dence and Rhode Island Medical Soci- 
eties and American Medical Association. 
He was a Fellow of the American Col- 
lege of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngol- 
ogy, a member and dipolmate of the 
American Board of Ophthalmology, and 
a past consultant at the Veterans Ad- 
ministration in Providence. His widow 
is Eleanor F. Botvin, 17 Lowden St., 
Pawtucket. 

WILLIAM HENRY DANE. Ill, '34 in 

New York City, July 11. He was an 
insurance examiner and engineer. He 



also had been employed with the Pa- 
cific Fire Rating Bureau in Los Angeles, 
and a clerk in the Personal Trust Divi- 
sion, Guaranty Trust Company of New 
York. During World War II he was a 
Lt. Cdr., USNR. Psi Upsilon. His 
brother, George P., 5325 Pine Tree Dr., 
Miami Beach, Fla. 

ROBERT BERNEY JACKSON '35 in To- 
ronto, Sept. 25, following an auto crash. 
He was President of The Jackson-Lewis 
Co., Ltd., general contractors. He also 
had been an accountant for the Royal 
Bank of Canada, and a statistician for 
Baker, Weeks & Harden, New York City 
brokers. Through his construction firm, 
he was responsible for the new racetrack 
in Toronto, and as an "old boy" of 
Upper Canada, was in charge of the re- 
building of the College's upper school 
and tower. He had been a sideman of 
St. James Anglican Cathedral for seven 
years, and during his tenure of office 
was instrumental in renovating the ca- 
thedral and in building the Anglican 
Diocesan Centre. He was active in the 
Toronto Builders' Exchange. Psi Upsi- 
lon. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. C. 
Blake Jackson, Park Lane RR #1, Tod- 
morden, Toronto, Ont., Can. 

FREDERICK HENRY THOMPSON, m, 

'36, in New York City, Sept. 23, while 
at his work with the Fairchild Publish- 
ing Co. He was employed there as a 
copy reader. He had attended the New 
York Academy of Dramatic Art and 
appeared in plays with Orson Welles 
and Katherine Cornell. He formerly 
was employed by the Worcester Tele- 
gram and Evening Gazette and the 
Herald in Portsmouth. N. H. A veteran 
of World War II, he had served as a 
Sgt. with the U. S. Army Signal Corps. 
Phi Gamma Delta. His father is Dr. 
Frederick H., II. 168 Prichard St., 
Fitchburg, Mass. 

ROBERT ALLEN McKINNON '45, 
Foreign Service Officer, in Frankfurt, 
Germany, Sept. 8. He had been First 
Secretary of the U.S. Embassy in Ouaga- 
dougou. Republic of Upper Volta, West 
Africa. He joined the Foreign Service in 
1948. having added an A.M. from 
Fletcher School to his Sc.B. from Yale. 
He served as Consul at Cebu, the Philip- 
pines, and at Dar-es-Salaam in Tangan- 
yika. Later he was in the Bureau of 
African Affairs in the Executive Secre- 
tariat of the State Department under 
Secretary Dulles. Last year he accom- 
panied Secretary Herter to the Paris 
summit meeting. During World War II 
he held the rank of Capt., Marine Corps. 
Phi Gamma Delta. His father is Allen 
G. McKinnon '16; his widow, Lorraine 
M. McKinnon, Westminster West, Vt. 

ALEXANDER HENSLEY COLAHAN 

'50 in Brooklyn. N. Y.. Sept. 3. He was 
afliliated with KLM Royal Dutch Air- 
lines. He was a Navy veteran of World 
War II. His widow is Bobbye Colahan, 
28 Garden PL, Brooklyn 2. 



NOVEMBER 1961 



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