The University of Chicago Magazine October 1995
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Erminnie H. Bartelmez, AM'40, retired for eight years, still teaches in the adult-education program of her local school system and tutors at the high school. Thelma Iselman Hayes, AB'40, was named a 1994 citizen of the year in Carlsbad, CA. Instrumental in creating the city's pedestrian-circulation plan, Hayes also served on the chamber of commerce's traffic and transportation commission. Hayes notes that Carlsbad councilmember Ramona Finilla is the mother of April Finilla Henshaw, AM'94.

41 Reunion 1996, May 31-June 2

Gertrude M. Eichstaedt, AB'41, retired as an assistant dean at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Blake S. Talbot, MD'41, made the D-day cruise and his 79th birthday this year and feels great.


Clarabel G. Goes, X'42, writes, "Life is still very exciting, with hard work mixed with interesting people and fun times." She visited Shirley Smith Angelo, AB'43, and John B. Angelo, AB'48, JD'49, in Florida and traveled to Switzerland in May. Marjory Hibbard Paltzer Long, X'42, retired from teaching in 1986, but stays active with part-time work, golf, tutoring, and travel. Rolf A. Weil, AB'42, AM'45, PhD'50, is president emeritus and a professor emeritus of economics and finance at Roosevelt University. He and his wife have two grandchildren, do volunteer work, and travel.


Georgia Disch Barnett, SB'43, and her husband celebrate their 50th anniversary this fall. They live in Spain; Barnett writes, "This is our 25th anniversary as expatriates, having lived in Switzerland, France, Italy, and Japan." Carl F. Christ, SB'43, PhD'50, was honored with an April conference organized by colleagues and former students in the economics department at Johns Hopkins. The program included the presentation of nine papers, a dinner, and many speakers, some from as far away as England and Australia. "The department arranged for my children to come, and I was quite surprised when they showed up," he writes. "It was really a wonderful occasion." Nor-man S. Nadel, X'43, formerly the drama critic of the New York World-Telegram & Sun and a syndicated arts writer, is now a writer and editor for the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, FL. While vacationing in Florida, William R. Oostenbrug, SB'47, and wife Elizabeth Headland Oostenbrug, AB'44, helped celebrate the 50th wedding anniversaries of: Shirley Smith Angelo, AB'43 (see 1942, Clarabel G. Goes), and John B. Angelo, AB'48, JD'49; Janet Wagner Drake, AB'43, AM'46, and George T. Drake, X'43; and Mary Colley Stierer, PhB'43, and Robert A. Stierer, AB'43. Theodore E. Ridley, AB'43, MBA'46, see 1932, Paul S. Davis.


Elvira Vegh Gil de Lamadrid, SB'44, see 1945, Hadassah Samuels Daniels. Ruth Schwartz Gruenberg, AB'44, AM'45, a professor emerita at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, traveled to China in 1994. Elizabeth Headland Oostenbrug, AB'44, see 1943, William R. Oostenbrug. M. Ann Martin Pearson, SB'44, MD'47, retired in November after 45 years of practicing pediatrics.


Carroll Atwater Bishop, PhB'45, started a Jungian newsgroup on the Internet in May. The address is alt.psychology.jung. Hadassah Samuels Daniels, SB'45, retired in 1986 after 30 years of practicing psychiatry. After earning a B.F.A. in 1985 and an M.F.A. in 1990 from Boston University, Daniels is now a painter and printmaker. On one weekend in June, son Ben received his M.D. from Hahnaman University; husband Ed had his 50th reunion for Yale Medical School; and she celebrated her 50th reunion for the U of C with friends Elvira Vegh Gil de Lamadrid, SB'44, and J. Gil de Lamadrid, SB'48, SM'49. Edith Finnell Waytula, AB'45, see 1917, Hedwig M. Schinkel.

46 Reunion 1996, May 31-June 2

Albert H. Friedlander, PhB'46, a rabbi at Westminster Synagogue in London, has been married to wife Evelyn for 34 years and has three daughters, Ariel, Michal, and Noam. The author of 12 books and the editor of many works, Friedlander has taught at universities in the U.S., England, and Germany. A member of several American and European Jewish organizations, he has received the Gold Medal of the Conference of Christians and Jews and Germany's Officers Cross, Order of Merit. Bernard A. Galler, PhB'46, SB'47, PhD'55, retired as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan and is now president of the nonprofit Software Patent Institute, whose URL is Morgan Gibson, X'46, publishes poetry and essays in many magazines, teaches at Japan Women's University, and also teaches part time at the International Education Center in Tokyo, where he helps professionals enter Chicago's Tokyo master's in humanities program. Jaroslav J. Pelikan, PhD'46, the Sterling professor of history and religious studies at Yale and president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, received Saint John's University's first Father Colman J. Barry award for distinguished contributions to religion and society. Reid Poole, AB'46, AM'47, is a professor emeritus of music at the University of Florida, where he has been on the faculty since 1949. Jose J. Trejos-Fernandez, X'46, was a professor and administrator at the University of Costa Rica from 1943 until 1965 before becoming Costa Rica's president for four years. He has written several books and articles on education and politics.


Frances Eldredge, PhD'47, a professor emeritus of English at Chatham College, writes of the valuable contributions of those who, like himself, "did not go on primarily to research and graduate teaching but to undergraduate teaching....I think there are a lot of Ph.D.s on 'the low road' who'd much appreciate" more recognition. Herbert J. Gans, PhB'47, AM'50, received the 1995 Lifetime Merit award from the Eastern Sociological Society. Gans is the Robert S. Lynd professor of sociology at Columbia University. Graham H. Hanna, AB'47, SB'48, "is alive and well and living in Don Mills, Ontario." In February, Lois Swan Jones, PhB'47, SB'48, SM'54, completed the last of three 50-minute videotapes titled The Development of Christian Symbolism Video Series, which traces the origins of Christian symbols to the Middle Ages. In April, Louis Kriesberg, PhB'47, AM'50, PhD'53, received the annual award of the Peace Studies Association. William R. Oostenbrug, SB'47, see 1943, William R. Oostenbrug. In 1992, after receiving a master's degree in gerontology from Long Island University, Mary Ella Reutershan, PhB'47, founded Senior Services, a business that helps seniors deal with the paperwork and bureaucratic red tape of everyday life. Dow H. Rich, SB'47, earned an M.S. in computer science in 1961 from Stevens Institute of Technology. In 1988 he retired from ITT as a software engineer. Rich now keeps active by writing inspirational articles for a local church newsletter. Ruth Johnstone Wales, AB'47, enjoys a "fast-paced" job as page-one editor of the Christian Science Monitor and has four grandsons and two granddaughters. Thomas J. Whitby, PhB'47, AM'52, reports that his youngest son, Frank, received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Rice University in 1994 and that his five other children are doing well. Henry R. Winkler, PhD'47, president emeritus and University professor emeritus of history at the University of Cincinnati, is researching post-WWII British foreign-policy issues. He writes, "It's a much traversed field, but perhaps even in my late 70s I may still have something valuable to say. At any rate, I can join many of my colleauges in demonstrating that there is indeed life after administration."


John B. Angelo, AB'48, JD'49, see 1942, Clarabel G. Goes, and 1943, William R. Oostenbrug. Ernst L. Gayden, PhB'48, a faculty member at Huxley College of Environmental Studies in Bellingham, WA, spent part of last winter in Morelia, Mexico, "teaching a little and writing a lot." He finished the first draft of his book on the experiences of a young black solider in WWII. J. Gil de Lamadrid, SB'48, SM'49, see 1945, Hadassah Samuels Daniels. Ane Longstreet Hanley, AB'48, has been chair of the Otter Tail County (MN) Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party for the past three years. A NOW member for many years, she is active at the local senior center, where she quilts, helps serve meals, and accompanies the Kitchen Band on the piano. Hanley and her husband grow organic vegetables on a small farm and lobby for sustainable agriculture. Edward MacNeal, AB'48, AM'51, reports that three editions of his book, Mathsemantics: Making Numbers Talk Sense (Viking), are in print, with a fourth coming out in the U.K. He wonders, "Whatever happened to the interdisciplinary movement that was so strong in the Hutchins era?" Arthur A. Vogel, AM'48, retired bishop of the diocese of West Missouri, was awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest's May commencement.


Richard D. Chessick, PhB'49, SB'54, MD'54, is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1960. The senior attending psychiatrist at Evanston Hospital, Chessick has a private practice in Evanston and is working on his 13th book. He also received his Ph.D. in philosophy from California Coast University in 1977 and taught philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago for eight years. Chessick, a fellow and trustee of the American Academy of Psychoanalysts, has three children and four grandchildren. Carl A. Dragstedt, Jr., AB'49, is in his eighth year of teaching Japanese in an Orlando, FL, high school. He was an adjunct professor of economics at Florida Southern College for 15 years and also served in the Army, taught high-school Russian history, and was a part-time sportswriter. Daniel E. Koshland, PhD'49, and Marian Elliott Koshland, SM'43, PhD'49, both professors of molecular and cell biology at the University of California at Berkeley, received honorary degrees from Haverford College in May. George M. Marro, PhB'49, writes that he has "worked on elevating billiard game to relationship with the Divine....I am galactic billiard champ. My plays are measured in light years." Elizabeth McBride Nichols, MBA'49, of Green Cove Springs, FL, attended the GSB reunion in May with her son, David, a civil engineer, and his wife, Linda, a flight attendant. Nichols reports that the highlights were the activities at the Downtown Center and the Student Fair.

Within Class News:

  • Preserving Camelot: Bradley Gerratt, AM'79, MBA'79 directs the John F. Kennedy Library.
  • Smaller, Freer, Better: Deborah Meier, AM'55 helped found a new inner city high school in New York.

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