The University of Chicago Magazine
1920s and 1930s
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30Harriet Dean Hathaway Fearon, PhB'30, writes, "Classmates may recall that I was `The Dean' in the Daily Maroon column by William Read Harshe. Now I'm `Dee' to current friends and `GGD' (great-grandmother Dee) to the newest generation. I was the first radio copywriter for J. Walter Thompson Advertising in Chicago and retired as an editor at the Bangor (ME) Daily News. Old soldiers aren't the only ones who never die!" Fearon lives with her son, Dr. John R. Fearon, at 2859 Township Road 179, Bellefontaine, OH 43311, and would enjoy hearing from others "remembering past days."
35Laurence Brundall, AB'35, lives in a retirement community in Santa Barbara, CA, and writes that Bettyann Nelson Gray, AB'35, also lives in the community. Brundall worked in petroleum exploration. "During my time at the U of C, the geology department was one of the finest in the country," he notes. "It was hard for many of us `old-timers' to get used to the new department of geophysical sciences." Theodore Kahan, SB'35, competed in the 80-84 age group at the Philadelphia Senior Games held in May. He won gold medals in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter runs; in singles tennis; and in the softball throw. Isabelle Kennedy Rice, PhB'35, has four grandsons and two granddaughters. One grandson and two granddaughters have bachelor's degrees; another grandson is entering college this fall. Rice and her husband, Bob, had three daughers: Roberta, who died in 1983; Laura, a tenured professor of comparative literature at Oregon State University; and Mary, who has two master's degrees and teaches in Long Beach, CA.
36In May, Albert A. Goldman, AB'36, a rabbi, educator, author, and community activist, delivered the baccalaureate sermon at Washington and Jefferson College, where he also received an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Marion McWilliams Mitchell, AB'36, AM'59, retired in June 1978 as director of foster care and adoption for the Chicago Child Care Society.
39Richard M. Adams, SB'39, SM'48, was honored in April as a 50-year member of the American Chemical Society at a dinner meeting of the organization's Wyoming chapter. He retired from Argonne National Laboratory in 1983. Longtime residents of Hyde Park-Kenwood, Adams and wife Marjorie moved to Laramie, WY, in 1993. Son Rich is an archaeologist in the Wyoming State Office of Archaeology in Laramie; daughter Tori is a newspaper reporter in Rawlins, WY. David Kritchevsky, SB'39, SM'42, was awarded the 1996 Supelco-American Oil Chemists Society research award for his work on cancer and atherosclerosis as well as cholesterol metabolism. John R. Van de Water, AB'39, JD'41, and his wife still swim miles each week at the Alaska Club Pool. He married Saradell Ard on the 1990 summer solstice and has six children. Preparing for a new career as an author and journalist, Van de Water writes, "Life could not possibly be better!" Most recently, he has chaired the National Labor Relations Board, counseled two secretaries of labor, and mediated and arbitrated between federal labor unions and the management of federal agencies. He also has been a faculty member and director of senior-executive educational programs at three universities, an attorney at law, a labor-relations representative for Ford Motor Co. and North American Aviatics, and director of the League of Nations Association and the Comission to Study the Organization of Peace.
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